Know where you are going...
Personal goals are the things we want in our own lives, for ourselves and our family. They are the foundation we carry into the interview and the basis around which we create our corporate culture. It is the reason we do what we do.
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Goal Setting requires a firm understand of where we are headed, what it will take to fuel the engine and a manageable timeframe in which we will operate under the current plan. we should be setting immediate goals as well as plans for 3, 5 and 10 years down the road.
Think about the dashboard in your car, your gas gauge tells you how far you can go before stopping. The oil gauge lets you know when maintenance is needed. Our financial dashboard will do the same for our business.
Operations are the day to day tasks that keep the business running smoothly. Are we focusing on the business at hand or are we pushing off maintenance and creating bigger issues down the road.
Inventory management is more than just counting. Are we staying on top of trends? Are we maintaining our supply and ordering up before peak season? Are we keeping track of rentals and returns?
Messaging and business management
What is your company's message? As the leader of your company, you are keeper of your "culture." Culture and beliefs define your message and your message is what attracts clients.
Sales pitch, elevator speech... what is it you want a client to know about you?
Networking is more than shaking hands and pushing business cards. The term should be creating a network, which implies more than just a one time meet and greet...
Sales and Business basics
Road blocks and detours are a fact of life. Learning how to consistently deal with life's speed bumps can lower stress and anxiety. Learning that we have the tools to handle these hiccups will also give us confidence to move forward without fear.
Business Management Strategy:Create an Exit Strategy on your own terms!
You may just be getting started but now is the time to start planning for the end.
Future planning creates a clear path to the final destination. If we don't start planning now how can we reach our destination.
Nothing is ever certain in life... if we have a plan, no matter what is thrown our way we will have choices. We can create our own story and exit on our own terms.
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