You’ve seen the headlines and heard the talking heads on TV – it’s pretty much a consensus that we’re in a recession, probably a global one that will continue through 2009, depending on who you listen to. A lot of people are already cutting back on their spending, and that’s how these things become a self-fulfilling prophecy.
It’s too bad, because a lot of people are going to miss out on the opportunity of a lifetime.
Here’s what we mean. When you first hear that a recession is coming, like everyone else, you probably think it’s the worst thing that could happen.
But it’s actually the perfect time to take the initiative and build your business. Think about it. While other small businesses are cutting back on their marketing, you can go out and capture market share. And when the upswing comes (it always does) you are positioned for explosive growth. And meanwhile, you’re making more money, because you’re growing your client list every day!
It’s true – this is the best time we’ve had in decades to build your business. With that said, you MUST know the two keys to growing your business faster now
You must spend time on developing your business strategy. Otherwise, you’ll be blindly charging ahead. You need to think about all the “if, then,” “what about this,” and “what about that” scenarios. And once you’ve developed your plans and master goals, you need to continually tweak and optimize them.
The challenge for small-business owners is finding the time to simply think and strategize about their business – too much motion without actual forward progress. You absolutely must set aside some solid time on a regular basis to generate and finesse your strategy – turn your cell phone off, ignore your overflowing e-mail inbox, go into the office early before your client demands start flooding in.
This article is written by OneCoach team!