Chances are that if you were stressed about your business before the pandemic, that stress is greater now. If you weren’t stressed before, you may have experienced it the past several months. I experienced my own elevated stress and have worked with many professional and business services firm owners to mitigate theirs. Now that we … Continue reading What Are You Doing to Relieve Owner’s Stress?
You’ll certainly get no argument from me about the relief we are all feeling as 2020 comes to a close. It’s been a difficult year in many ways. I’m inspired by the many companies that sat back in mid-March, asked themselves “What do we do now?” and figured out the way forward. Some early efforts … Continue reading How To Turn Lemons into Lemonade
“My first response to the overwhelming Covid-19 upheaval was to retreat to what was familiar” says Marvin, CEO of a professional services firm who’s been working with us recently. When I asked what he did, he ticked off on his fingers “1) offer ‘Covid-19’ services in ALL CAPS because we felt everyone’s house was on … Continue reading How to Reconfigure Your Financials for the New Normal
Do you remember airplane travel up until 9/11/01? You checked for your ticket, packed a carry on with little thought beyond “do I have everything?” and planned to arrive 30-45 minutes before boarding. After the 9/11 attacks, everything about air travel changed, and those changes are now long-time permanent fixtures. We believe the same kind … Continue reading What’s Your Value Proposition for the Next Normal?
The news about unemployment is devastating, as are declining revenues across hundreds of industries. Yet the stock market surged on Friday, May 8. I found some valuable insights in the article by Thomas Heath that would be good for the small private business sector to understand. Heath makes the point that the markets for publicly traded companies … Continue reading What’s the Message for Private Businesses from the Stock Market?
Uncertainty is scary and it’s the impetus for your most powerful ideas/options. If you’re uncertain, you can also bet that your customers and clients are uncertain. What solutions are you creating to turn some uncertainty into certainty during the covid-19 pandemic? Here’s what I know works: 1) Identify the things you can control 100%. Inputs, … Continue reading Here’s What I Know about Uncertainty