As summer turns to fall, small business owners start to think about finishing the year on a strong note while gearing up to hit the ground running in 2015. A misstep or two at this juncture can really kill the momentum of a growing company. In order to ensure a smooth transition, take time now to review your business from all angles to see where improvements may be necessary.
Compare this process to a regular tune-up for your car. You want to make sure there aren’t any leaks, the tire pressure is good, your oil doesn’t need to be replaced and that your car will take you from where you are now to where you want to go. Using this analogy, here’s a 7-step checklist for tuning up your business:
Most business owners will actively review and follow 3-4 of the seven steps listed above. They then wonder why their businesses break down, run out of fuel and never make it to the finish line. In order to be successful, don’t cut corners and skip steps. Make time (that you say you don’t have) and tune up your business so that you are running it on all cylinders. Best of luck!