Greetings fellow business owners, this days post is about the power of taking the “Next Step”.
Often we have our own ideas of what that next step should be for the Businesses we operate. BUT if we are honest, its not often the step we NEED to take, its the step we WANT to take. Entrepreneurs and owner/operators everywhere can learn more from Failures than Successes, but can certain failures be avoided when it comes time for the business to grow and evolve. YES, and the answer isn’t complex, here are 3 things to consider when Taking the Next Step.
KNOW WHERE YOUR BUSINESS IS NOW
How can we possibly take the next step if we don’t know where we are in the process. Many experienced Entrepreneurs will attest to the burdens of small business ownership that plagued them in the infancy stages of their company’s development. Take the time to evaluate not only the business’s cash flow, but evaluate the accounting, sales & marketing, employee management and operational goals when determining the business’s current place in the market. This can be an invaluable guide in understanding where the business may need more careful attention or if its on track to be able to handle the increases that come with Taking the Next Step.
TALK TO EXPERTS AND LISTEN TO THEIR ADVICE
In speaking with small business owners and consultants alike, we have found that over the years there is a disconnect between the business and the experts brought in to supplement. Whether an expert is brought in as an employee or contracted consultant, it is imperative to on-board them with the tools they need to make decisions and suggestions, and THEN bring in your ideas. The evaluation exposed areas of opportunity for growth, if current ideas are forced upon the consultant or employee, they could settle into the habits that caused the weakness in business operations to develop. We don’t advise giving them room to cause havoc in current operations. Instead allow room for them to do what they were brought in to do, strengthen a weakness in the business operation in preparation for Taking the Next Step.
TAKE THE NEXT STEP WITH BOLDNESS
Sir Winston Churchill said “Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.” Whether this is the first venture into Entrepreneurship or the 5th time the business has tried, TAKE EACH STEP BOLDLY. The time for doubt has passed when an evaluation has be done, the right strategic partnerships are developed and the business is on prepared to take the next step. The business is ready to handle the influx of business the next step will provide and equally prepared to handle the potential failures that arise from Taking The Next Step.
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