Ah, summer ... That wonderful time of year when everything slows down—including your business. Your clients, employees, and vendors are on a seemingly constant rotation of vacation time. No one's ever in when you need them. The easiest thing to do, then, is just accept this state of affairs. After all, there is a gentlemen's agreement in the business world that operations are supposed to slow down a little in the summer, and since your competition has slowed down, it's fine if you put on the brakes for a while, too. Right?
Wrong, says business strategy expert Tom Hall,co-author of Ruthless Focus: How to Use Key Core Strategies to Grow Your Business. In fact, summer is the best possible time to really get focused on what makes your company tick—in large part precisely because your competition is taking it easy during these lazy, hazy, crazy days.
"If everyone else is slowing down and losing their focus during the summer month...(register to read more)
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