Friday, August 21, 2009

4 Steps Your Business Can Take Now

A successful entrepreneur is by the very definition of the word a positive thinking upbeat person. Yet to know where you are going, having a road map to success to work with can be an essential tool in the growth your business and its development

1. Do annual business planning every week. If a business plan is intended to keep you on track, in this time of great change you might want to step up the “annual” reviews of your (written) plan. At the least do it monthly or bi-weekly but right now, I would strongly urge you to take the time and plan weekly.

2. Be realistic. Goals should be achievable and not pie in the sky. Look at past results; see what you can change to get to where you want to be. This does not have to be big drastic changes. Even small changes can make a big difference.

3. Stop just making do. It might be an ink jet printer witch you really need a color laser printer with stapling and collating capabilities. Set a goal on how to get it and stop putting it off the things you REALLY need.

4. Stop doing what is not working. Don’t spin your wheels doing things that don’t work or take you where you need to go.

Larson note: This is the time for those who have the foresight to be forward thinking. Get yourself focused on the now and push forward into all the opportunities that are opening up in this time of economic turmoil. While your competition is frozen into not knowing where to go and what to do, you can seize the day. If you put in down in writing you will know if you are ahead or behind, if you are on track or have strayed off the road to where you want to go. Try these 4 little ideas and you will get big results.

Howard Larson
Larson & Associates
Target Marketing & Telesales Professionals for new account acquisition
Making good businesses great and great businesses even better

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