22 Nov Business Trends
Discuss Your Business Trends and Direction with an Independent Outsider
It is always a good idea to discuss the business with a coach, a consultant, accountant, mentor, or other person from the support network of the small business owner. It is amazing how just the difference in perspective can produce ideas that dramatically improve the business or help to keep the owner motivated and excited about the possibilities for the business. Someone who is supportive but asks probing questions is usually best. Keeping someone like this involved on a regular basis is also useful to document progress and keep efforts for change focused. At a minimum the process of explaining where the business is and where it is going to someone who is not intimately involved helps clarify what is working and what is not. Different professionals also provide value based on varied experiences, areas of expertise, and personal perspective.