Putting it all together

The first question to ask is what is your business and what do you actually do? Sound simple? Consider this.

Don’t be afraid to ask for help.

Most people feel that admitting there is a problem in business is detrimental to the business.  The opposite is actually true. Experts like lawyers and accountants are there to deal with those issues. Not asking is like now calling for a life boy when drowning.

Ask. The worst that can happen is that you get an answer that you don’t want to hear.  The best that can happen is that you get an answer that saves your business and livelihood.

Don’t over complicate things

Sometimes when we have an issue we can over complicate something. We can take a solution that works and burden it with unnecessary detail. Consulting an expert will help declutter the complication and revel a clear path to a solution. As Steve Jobs said, the real art of design is not what you add but what you take away.

Don’t be afraid of change

Benjamin Franklin once said that “if you do tomorrow what you did today, you will get tomorrow what you got today.”

Change is a necessary component of adopting. Changing from what you are used to or what worked in the past is naturally daunting. But failing to change when it is needed is terminal for a business. Embrace what is needed and take comfort that if you do, you will be one step ahead of your competitors.

Knowledge is power

Knowledge is power. There is no truer expression. Knowing what you can and cannot do is the starting point for all great business reinventions.  If you don’t have the Knowledge, then all you need to do is find someone who does. Surround yourself with experts. Don’t assume because someone has a general qualification that they are expert in business survival or turnaround. Make enquiries. Satisfy yourself. After all, it is your survival. There is no place for simple loyalty or assumptions.

Call us. Let us show you how effective the application of knowledge can be for you.

Done is better than Perfect

People become too caught up in perfection. I can’t launch my new web site because it could be better, or I wont open for business yet because I want to think further about paint colour etc. It is important that when you launch that the product is as good as it can be, but it will never be perfect. Getting out there is the best chance for survival and will trump any business that only ever remains a concept.

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