Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Be a Lean Mean Economy Fighting Machine

It's Official we are in tough times. Time to take a look at your bottom line.

Are you wondering how to cut expenses in your business?

Take a look at where your money is going?
are you using all subscriptions? If the daily newspaper is stacking up in the corner unread..cancel.

Do you have services that can be provided in house?
use a water filter instead of a water service
cut cleaning or grounds services in half (If you own a cleaning or landscaping business offer part-time services and GROW your client base so you are ready to BOOM when the economy turns. )

Turn off unused energy sucking appliances
Adjust your thermostat a few degrees so that the AC or heat doesn't run so hard.

Do you have an employee that wants to go part-time - let them.

More tomorrow on getting your employees on board - they are experts on how your run your business...trust me.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Slow down you're going to fast

Social Media Networking...you have changed the world. But has the business world changed with you?

A few tib bits to remember -

In a bad economy - take care of those who have always been there.

Check them out - websites, blogs, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn...what ever you use - if your curent customers are there - fan them, friend them, tweet them and join thier network and rejuvenate your relationship- ....if they are not - Don't forget them.

With these tried and true clients - remember the tired and true way you got them. Keep calling them, Keep stopping by to say hi and check on how they are doing. What can you do to help?
Some relationships need to be kept the old fashioned way, but earning them.