I’m sure you’ve noticed how getting back in academic mode in the fall affects the pace of business. We’ve been conditioned by so many years of gearing up for a fresh start at school, and now maybe we’re getting our kids off for a new year, or at least we remember those days!
Summer seems to have a more leisurely pace for many people, though for some businesses, it is your very busiest time. Either way, I find that there comes a different focus, a different energy as we move into fall and a new academic year.
For businesses that have been slower over the summer, there’s a renewed energy to start a new initiative or accomplish something important before the holidays and the year end. For businesses that have been busier over the summer, it may be time to take a breath, look around and make a plan for what you want to achieve in the final quarter of the year, or better yet, get out ahead of what may tend to be a slower season in the winter.
Whichever scenario fits your business, it’s time to look at your strategy and goals for 2012-2013 and start implementing a plan for a successful outcome. At Advisors On Target we are here to help in ways that suit your business and suit your budget!
I want to particularly highlight our 10 Week Intensive program, Chart Your Course to Business Success. This is a program that teaches best business practice fundamentals that every business can benefit from, even if you have been in business for many years. The program is just what it says – a 10 Week Intensive and is delivered via live group coaching in an online webinar format. We meet Tuesdays at 10:00 AM Pacific beginning on September 25, 2012 and going through to December. Get more details here. Attendees have access to a special website with all the class materials, and recordings, so if you miss a session you can make it up. This program is limited to 10 business owners, so there is plenty of time for personal attention.
While this program is great for any business, it is especially valuable for home improvement contractors, so if you are a painting, remodeling, landscaping or any other type of contractor, this is perfect for you.
Come “back to school” for your business and join us this fall in our 10 Week Intensive or one of our other coaching and consulting programs for small businesses.