Springtime is always a great time for rebirth and reflection. This year I find myself in a new job and career, which is something I never saw coming.
We all come to turning points throughout our lives, and it’s true in business as well. You likely have blind spots or missed opportunities in your company. It could be an under-utilized employee, an unanticipated product challenge, or just plain owner burnout. Simply put, you’re going to have challenges which could take the business to new levels…or bring it down. Now is a perfect time to reflect on your company—take the opportunity to seek out those blind spots and create turning points or opportunities for change and growth— and do it ruthlessly.
Take a hard look in the mirror, talk to your staff, talk to your mentor (don’t have one? -we’ll touch on that next time), talk to your peers. Perhaps even talk to a SBDC counselor down here at the Business Incubator Center. Spring lets you start out fresh with your business plan; consider scheduling a retreat to review your strategy for the rest of the year.
Entrepreneurs know there are opportunities in blind spots if you can just make yourself see, and capitalize, on them. If your company isn’t moving quite the way you think it should, maybe you’re missing something. I encourage you to begin the journey. Start looking in those dark places you’ve been ignoring or avoiding. Spring is all about regeneration – now is the time to plant the seeds to grow your business.