I’m talking about 2016. Where did it go? We started with so much promise and expectation. Each year is a new race full of promise, hope, and challenge. Some of us exceeded the previous year, and better yet, our plan. That is a beautiful thing because it means we had a plan.
Major natural disasters, like hurricanes and storms, can cause significant financial damage to businesses, often leading to a temporary shutdown, or even putting them out of business altogether. Because natural disasters can’t be prevented or anticipated, planning for them is crucial.
There are numerous hazards to your business to consider
November 9, 2015
A risk assessment is a process to identify potential hazards and analyze what could happen if a hazard occurs. A business impact analysis (BIA) is the process for determining the potential impacts resulting from the interruption of time sensitive or critical business processes.
In business, we hear a lot of quotes about time. What I would ask you to do right now, is focus on your time. As the leader of your team, your company, your family, your community, what do you spend your time doing?
A plague in the customer service aspect of most service businesses is that they are in a constant state of reacting to things that are already happening. We naturally gravitate toward putting out the fire that just popped up in front of us, which wouldn’t be a bad thing if we weren’t repeating this behavior month after month.
More than 50 members of The Unified Group convened for the organization’s 14th annual Owner’s Forum and Annual Meeting in November to discuss the importance of succession and strategic planning, networking, business success, and more.
Regardless of how your year has been, it’s time to put it behind you and start preparing for 2013. While I’m recommending it is time to start planning for next year, I also encourage you to spend some time reviewing this year’s results.
Have you ever met someone who’s highly motivated, full of energy, and ready to take on the world, yet they never seem to get anything done? They’re passionate and have the greatest intentions, but for some reason they just can’t accomplish their goals. In the fighter pilot world, they are what we call “all thrust and no vector.”
I used to think that attitude had a lot to do with how one responds to the missiles of business and life. But the more time I spend in business, the more I’m convinced that the success or failure of a mission is determined by how we prepare for adversity.