The Answer: Business is really simple...I've been pondering for a little while. What makes the difference in business? What is "the answer" that most business owners are looking for?
As far as I can see, there's four elements that will provide the answer, and it comes back to the basics of running a business.
To have a successful business, you need to:
Dream - whether it's imagining new services, new revenue lines, ways around problems... You need to think outside the box and demolish any limiting beliefs.
Plan - the big picture has to be chunked down into actionable steps. Not only actionable steps, but project planned with responsibilities, accountabilities and deadlines.
Do - I don't need to harp on about this. Execution is the key.
Review - how was it for you?
Seems simple doesn't it? I did promise that in the title. But if you look honestly at any business that is not as successful as it should be, there is a failing in one of these four areas. They are not one off tasks either - this should be a cyclical process throughout the life of the business.
Remember: dream - plan - do - review