Improving Your Business Is A Process, Not A Quick Fix!
Are you thinking you'd like to make a few changes to how you run your business? Feel more organized, more on top of your finances? Have time to focus more on the big picture? These are great goals. And the good news for you? So not a problem! Doing a little business improvement is like self-improvement. You have to take time to think about how you do things, be critical, be open to change and willing to adopt some new habits, Oh, the fun of it all! Nothing says good times like trying to break old habits. Like when I tried to trade my morning donut for kale shakes. Um, yeah. That didn't last long. But then I switched to fruit and I was able to deal. It's the same in business. Sometimes your first fix doesn't quite do it. So you try something else till you find what works.
Some of the tips I'm sharing this week can help you on your path to business improvement and entrepreneurship enlightenment. To master a new skill or tackle a big project, work on it every day, and little by little you'll get there. Be prepared to establish new patterns. Track everything you do in detail: how you spend money, how and where you spend your time. Once you do that tracking, review the information regularly to look for patterns. And most important... figure out how to re-pattern if you don't like what you see. This is the best way to set up your business for success.
Be Oh So Quotable This Week!
This week I shared some quotes from one of my fave authors... moi! And from Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner, the authors of Think Like a Freak. Hopefully you liked them and maybe they even got you thinking about how you run your company and how you can do some business improvement.
I always say running a business means the work never ends! Ain't that the truth? I bet your to-do list is a mile long! Make sure that the items at the top of your list are the things that relate to being more profitable. Everyone is so proud of being so "busy"...But Are You Making Any Money? Don't be too busy to focus!
Check out the summary of last week's business tips and motivational quotes from my Instagram page which you hopefully got to see in real time! If not, let's make sure we're following each other on Instagram!! So...here is this week's roundup of Instagram images of My Top Business Tips and Motivational Quotes.
Business Improvement – Tip #1:
"Focus in small chunks, master a nugget, take a break and come back to it the next day."
Business Improvement – Tip #2:
"Think of these expenses as clues, and yourself as a detective who's trying to find the clues and solve the mystery."
Business Improvement – Tip #3:
"If we're going to be in business, we have to re-pattern ourselves and track everything in detail."
Business Improvement – Tip #4:
"Another cardinal rule of thinking like a child: don't be afraid of the obvious."
Business Improvement – Tip #5:
"Review your P&Ls weekly, looking for totals & patterns."
Let's talk! I'd love to hear YOUR stories on what you've done for business improvement!
I'm sure you have a thing or two to tell about your journey toward business improvement. Which tips above did you find helpful? I would LOVE to hear from you!
Anyhoo...I publish these business tips and motivational quotes to get you fired up for your work week! And, if you want more business tips, get my book, But Are You Making Any Money? or contact me to really take your business to the next level!
P.S. Of course that's not all we've got! Searching for more tips about running a business?
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