Do you sometimes feel like you are experiencing Groundhog day every day? That no matter what you do you realize the same result? This happens to a lot of small business owners. We get so heads down and in the weeds that we can't see the cycle we're in.
There is real value in taking a step out to analyze what's working and what isn't. If you are going through the same old steps day in and day out, that's a signal to change things up.
If your business development efforts are stalled, get out and join an organization or structured networking group. If your systems are a mess, pick one and tighten it up. Got too much to do? Hire, or enlist the services of a company that can do the things you need but shouldn't be doing yourself.
The one thing that is certain is that it is your responsibility to take a critical look at how you are operating your business. And if you're feeling stuck in a loop, change things. The great thing is you can do this at any time.
If you are wondering what organizations and groups are out there try googling it. If you are in Northeast Ohio, visit www.cbcmagazine.com and check out the list of networking events on the left side of the page. No matter what city you live in there are opportuntiies to connect.
So, as we experience Groundhog day and discover whether there will be 6 more weeks, or a month and a half, of winter do yourself a favor and make a new decision!