Is the recession getting you down?
Is the constant endless stream of bad economic news giving you a negative attitude to your business and its survival? Then stop now and turn this challenge into an opportunity to re-evaluate your business and make it grow instead.
Establish your business goals.
Set long term (1-year, 5-year) and short term (daily, weekly, monthly) goals for every aspect of your business.
Plan how you will achieve each goal.
Then make a back-up for each plan.
Connect with every single one of your clients; personally.
Regardless of whether or not they’ve used your company or your services. It’s cheaper, easier, and more profitable to keep an existing client than it is to get a new one.
Make your clients successful.
The more success they encounter because of what you provide them, the more successful you will be.
Make your suppliers successful.
It’s far easier to ask for help from contractors or suppliers that you use, if you are doing your best to be fair and honest with them as well.
Challenge every expense, policy, and procedure.
Remember, bureaucracy kills! If it’s not going to make things easier, make money or make sense, don’t do it!
Challenge your employees and co-workers.
Set goals and deadlines that challenge the people who work for you and with you. Most of the time they’ll not only meet those challenges, they’ll exceed them!
Be different and think differently.
To set yourself apart from your competitors requires thinking differently than they do. Not just thinking outside the box, but out of this world! Not just pushing the envelope, but shredding it to bits!
Don’t wall off success by being too stubborn or proud to get help. There are specialists, consultants, and coaches for almost every problem area you can think of. Look them up, seek them out, and put them to work with you.
If it’s not fun, do something else.
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