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The power of your thinking.
Successful businesses initially develop through ideas and thinking. When was the last time you thought about your business and how to develop it?
This may be part of your everyday business ritual, if it is, well done, you’re in the minority. In our experience; most business owners are happier working in the business, than working on the business.
What do we mean by this?
They focus on the everyday activity of the business, the phone, responding to customer email requests, getting the orders out and getting paid etc. These are all important tasks in a business, but are they your important tasks?
If you’re doing these, who is thinking about:
How to get more customers?
What do our customers want from us?
What do our customers think of us?
How could we get customers to refer us to other potential customers?
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Giving yourself time to focus on these questions is vital for the future success of your business. There are a number of ways of doing this. You can section off time in your diary to think about the business. You can consciously ask yourself specific questions about the business and look to try to answer them. You can engage with your team on workshops to look for a more collaborative approach and answer.
All of these can work, but ask yourself, what do the most successful business owners do?
Reflection is an important part of the growth process, something we will expand on as we progress.