What you choose to do (or not to do) in the last few business days of 2013 will set the stage for the end of this financial year and the beginning of the next. Making strategic investments of your time, efforts and money now will pay dividends in the new year as the economic recovery heats up. As an added bonus, businesses that act now will be well ahead of those that are waiting for business confidence or consumer sentiment to turn and push them off the fence. So it's decision time. You can push hard in the weeks remaining until the holiday break or you can buy into the "it's too late to achieve anything meaningful" mindset. If you're struggling with this decision, don't let it paralyse you - go get some advice & the support to keep pushing towards success! It's not too late!
It must be official now. This week, it was widely reported that the Bank of England has officially called the end of the worst recession for three generations. Add to that positive signs in the US economy, and the picture is beginning to come into focus more clearly. It's now time to get to work and get serious about catching the wave of the next cycle of economic growth. In fact, the conservative reserve banks and financial media outlets are playing catch up to us business owners and entrepreneurs that have known that the recovery has been building momentum for quite some time. Firmly established patterns of growth and increasing pools of corporate capital over the past year have led proactive businesses to invest and prepare, giving them the edge when it comes to catching the recovery wave. But it's not too late to get your house in order. The investments you make now will still have time to take root and create returns when things really start to fire in the wider economy.
I liken the necessary preparation to building yourself a new surfboard and making sure it's waxed up and ready for a killer swell. If your business is out in the water waiting for the best waves to hit very soon, you'll be able to take full advantage of the majority of the upside of the next economic growth cycle. If you wait too long, you'll either see a small, short-lived rise and fall as the wave passes you or you might just be stuck on the beach watching others enjoying the ride.
If you're not sure how to get started or what the coming recovery means for your business, contact me today. I'll be happy to discuss how you can be ready and benefit from the full force of the coming wave of economic prosperity.
Alan Blair has over 15 years experience in business performance consulting. He delights in making his clients more money, finding them more time to enjoy life & helping everyone reach their maximum potential.