Business is a Process

Business is a Process

Note the that title: ” Business is a Process”.  Business is not wishing, feeling, or hoping.  Business – especially growing or turning a business around – is about Action.  Action that is planned.  Action that is directed.  Action that is deliberate.

Most of the companies that hire me, would give their local fire department a run for their money when it comes to putting out fires.  Their day – every day – is running from one fire to another.  How can anything ever change, if all you do is put out fires?  It can’t – it’s not possible.  People have been trying the fire department business plan since the dawn of time. It might work for a while.  Then it doesn’t. You just don’t when it fails – until it does.

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It’s about Making Money

It’s about Making Money

You are in the business of? Making widgets? Customer Service? Public Service?

No, I don’t think so.

Your business is in the business of making money. Yes, we know that is not very politically correct. If your business is not making money – maximizing the money the business can make – you are cheating yourself, your customers, your employees, your clients.

That’s pretty bold isn’t it?

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Creative Solutions & New Opportunities

Creative Solutions & New Opportunities

Who dreams up the new ideas in your business? Who thinks about what the future holds? You do have a full time “thinker”, don’t you? Probably not. Do you know what tomorrow holds? What opportunities? What threats? The opportunities are easy, it is the threats that will do you in. Think about the pace of technology and government. What impact will these two groups have? Will technology or the government destroy your business?

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