So, as we head down towards the Festive Season we’re all looking forward to getting together with family and friends, and taking time out from the day to day treadmill which is running our business. Whether we are doing well or whether there is room for improvement, for most small businesses this is a period which is quieter than most, most often because our clients are too busy having festive fun. So of course we switch off, don’t we?
Well of course we don’t. For most business owners, we rarely switch off completely, always thinking about ways that the business could be improved, whether it be making more money, or just getting the business running smoothly. And this time of year has its own challenges as well. Think of it as The Christmas Curse
As the New Year approaches we start to think about what we have achieved and what we want to achieve, and the difference between the two. And of course, because things are quiet in the business, we have some time to think these things through. And typically we ask ourselves some of the following questions:
So this year, add another question to the list:
To quote Albert Einstein:
“Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results”
The point is, if you change your approach something will change; but if you want the change to improve what your business delivers you first of all need to know what it is you want to achieve. There’s a really interesting article here on this topic which outlines the need to have a Vision of what you want from your business. And of course, once you have a Vision then you can decide on what you have to do to achieve it.
Or can you? In most businesses there are a lot of contributing factors which interact, and for your plan to work (for that is what you are doing, formulating a plan) you need to take all those into account:
So where do you start?
Well there is hope. We are here to help business owners like you understand what you want to achieve, and to translate that Vision into a practical development plan for your business, and allowing you access to further funding to help pay for training of your management team to put the plan into action.
And it all starts with a free consultation to determine in outline what you want to achieve. Just complete our short online Questionnaire and we’ll contact you to do the rest.
If you do nothing else this Christmas, start your business on the road to your Vision and banish the Christmas Curse!