It was the fall of 1995. A United States aircraft carrier was cruising off the coast of Newfoundland when the radio operator notified the bridge of a rapidly approaching vessel. The Captain immediately got on the radio and requested the Canadian vessel to divert it’s course 5 degrees to the south to avoid a collision.
Nothing is worse than being in a funk! Entrepreneurs experiencing a "mood" know, only too well, the negative affect the blues and the blahs have on business growth. Although you can tell yourself to snap out of it, nontraditional business growth strategies can turn your performance around.
Since 2008, the small business industry has been brimming with uncertainty. Although the economy shows some sparks and sputters of a return to “normal”, one thing every small business can agree on -- there’s a “new normal” in town. Learning how to acclimate to the “new norm” is paramount to the future success and survival of your small business.
Without a doubt, new trends are emerging that redefine the “new normal” for small business. They influence what your small business will need to do to remain relevant. Status quo is no longer a viable option for small business owners.
As an entrepreneur, you’re overwhelmed, overcommitted, and overcome with all it takes to successfully grow your business. The notion of saying “yes” might sound counter-intuitive. Doesn’t that mean more of whatever you already have in your already crowded life? That’s what I thought, too....until I read an article in which entrepreneur, Derek Sivers, changed how he said ‘yes’.