With so many things changing over these past 3 months, it’s good to know that some things stay the same no matter what. When it comes to business, one thing that endures is MVP’s 7 Keys to Success. These guiding principles for how to run your business successfully continue to be tested in all sorts of areas including a global pandemic.
One of the biggest challenges of this entire COVID-19 pandemic has been the need to adopt and adapt to new technology as a business owner. But this indigestion we are all experiencing with technology may actually be a great benefit to business going forward.
What’s the world going to look like in 2030? More importantly, what’s your business going to look like in 2030? Does that seem like a crazy question with all the uncertainty in the world today?
One of our new mantras has been to “embrace the forced changes” and apply them to your business. Don’t waste time and energy fighting the changes and pining for the way things were.
We are all continuing to learn a lot during this COVID-19 outbreak. One of the more interesting takeaways from this entire scenario is the definition of what’s an “essential” business. During the show we talked about how “essential” businesses and operations are defined in our home state of Ohio which has been one of the states at the forefront of the coronavirus response thanks to the leadership of our Governor Mike DeWine.
One of the things we have a lot of experience with is turnaround situations in business. A turnaround situation in our books is simply defined as taking a company that is losing money and turning it around to making a profit. Why is this important in the current Coronavirus/COVID-19 world?
To say we live in uncertain times might be an understatement given the recent and ongoing changes to lives worldwide as we all wrestle with the fallout caused by the Coronavirus and COVID-19. As a business owner, it can be twice as difficult as you are dealing not only with your personal situation, but also your business. So how do you plan in uncertain times?
As you can probably appreciate, many folks don’t like to plan under normal circumstances. But when it comes to uncertain times and your business, as the owner you really have no other choice but to pull a plan together. The key is where do you start and how do you do it in a way that you can take action quickly?
we are thrilled to be joined on this week’s show by Sheri Jeavons, the President and Owner of Power Presentations). Sheri started Power Presentations in 1993 and is a leading expert when it comes to all things related to presenting whether it be in-person or virtually.
We are joined by Scott Sofer the owner of Bickford Flavors, a provider of over 200 stock flavors to the food and beverage industry. Scott is a 3rd generation entrepreneur, has owned several companies, and is passionate about giving back and helping young people learn about entrepreneurship.
We are feeling old as we celebrate another Dirty Secrets of Small Business milestone with our 200th episode! Who would have though 4 years ago that a couple of radio/podcast novices like us would still be going strong? It’s been a fun ride and we feel like we’re just starting to hit our stride!