Marketing. It’s one of those words that can lead to a lot of confusion and frustration, especially in the small business world! We often hear small business owners lament about needing more Sales. This usually leads into a discussion about their Marketing Plan since Marketing and Sales are intricately tied together.
There’s a lot of craziness in the world today. It’s to the point that it can literally drive you crazy if you’re not careful. One of the things we have been using for years to make sense of the world around us is Extended DISC. This assessment tool helps us not only understand our own behaviors better, but also those of the folks around us.
We are already more than halfway into the year. So how’s your Profit Plan looking? Chances are, it’s time for an update. Especially this year! We know most small businesses don’t have an annual Profit Plan. Hopefully all the struggles we’ve all experienced with COVID-19 will change people’s minds on planning.
We were talking with a client was lamenting about a key employee who had recently given her 2-week notice. We asked her a simple question we learned from Jim Collins in his book Good to Great. We asked her if she was distraught about the resignation or secretly relieved. Our client said she was secretly relieved.
Most successful business owners, heck most successful people, have a group of folks who they talk with about their business on a regular basis. So do you have a group of folks you talk with about your business? And we don’t mean your spouse, siblings, or friends. We’re talking about people who actually get it. Other business folks.
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.