Jan 112013

Looking forward to the business world in the new year, it is a good time to regain some basic principles and focus on the opportunities.  The past year we have had election blues, unemployment, forest fires, irritating  automated phone systems, Washington D.C. declared a NO progress city, hurricanes, fiscal cliff debacle, and the Kardashians are still destined to be the last standing after a nuclear holocaust (along with the cockroaches!).

We have been Twittered, Blogged, Facebooked, Tweeted, Tickled,  Linked In, over texted,  Pinterested, poked,  smart phoned, over apped,  and “I approved this message” to death! etc.

In the vernacular of the 1976 classic film NETWORK, it is time to say “I’m mad as hell, and I’m not going to take it any more!”(Google that phrase and listen to the clip of that film by actor Peter Finch, who made that comment famous).

When you are up to your butt in alligators, it is important to remember your initial objective was to drain the swamp!  The world around us is a huge distraction, so put the blinders on and march straight forward into 2013 and beyond with a clear, concise, and positive attitude.  If you are reading this and still in business- you have SURVIVED all of the above “happenings”. So now is the time to kick in  the afterburners and rocket your business to new levels!  Here are some good ways to start:

A. Keep your needle pointed on the ” business MAGNETIC NORTH”.  Don’t be swayed by the huge amount of “static” in the business world- develop clear marketing strategies and plans.

B. “TAKE CARE OF BUSINESS”- back to basic true customer service, return messages, communicate in person. (remember how your business was built!)

C.  Develop programs and procedures that SIMPLIFY both your business and personal life.

D.  Be POSITIVE and SMILE, you made it thru a very chaotic few years, and you are still a business “left standing”.

E.  Even though you are STILL STANDING doesn’t mean you did everything right- be willing to CHANGE and do some new things.

F.  Tell your customers that you APPRECIATE their business, (if you do, and if you don’t appreciate their business-get rid of them as a customer!)

G.  Work hard and take some TIME OFF.  Absence from constant work stress can lead to clarifying thoughts and ideas.

Effective Business Solutions can help you realize all these above items. Call us and find out how Sage ACT! data base management and  additional add-on products can improve your business, and help benefit you LIFE in the coming years.

Have a Great 2013 and BEYOND! ( In the words of Star Trek’s  SPOCK-” LIVE LONG AND PROSPER”!)