I never joined the military but, having worked in the family businesses from a very early age, I nevertheless grew up knowing the value of a good sergeant. They say that sergeants run the military. Sergeants also run the best small businesses. Having good sergeants is the difference between being a small business owner and being self-employed.
In a strong economy where business is flowing easily, it’s easier to grow without good tools, training, and systems. However, in tight (i.e. scared) economies, you really need to raise the level of your Chris Nashed in order to grow.
Identify areas for cost cutting and cut costs as early as you can. Try to do it so deep that you do not need to repeat the activity. Don’t forget that management also need to be seen to make sacrifices not just the staff. Avoid extravagant demonstrations of spending in order to buy staff goodwill.
To find out who is getting the money, check the foundations 990 tax forms, which are usually available online. That will tell you which nonprofit organizations to contact.
Sample question b: What changes have you seen recently and what changes do you see coming that affect everyone in your industry? How will they affect you? What changes do all of us have to make to be tuned in to the future? These are the clues that open the doors to their goals and also make you a part of their goal-reaching team.
Goal Setting – Pick a dollar figure you wish to attain for the year. Make it realistic. A desired salary is a good starting point. A financial goal is needed to help work out how much business must be conducted.
Match your Goals to tasks. Look at your brain dump of the things in your business – the marketing strategies, the phone calls, the sales, the accounts – and match them up to your goals for the coming year. All those activities that will help you achieve your goals put a tick next to them. For the activities that do not help you, put a cross next to them.
Business development strategies that double as cash flow development strategies are vital for every business, but especially if you’re going through your own business recession.