Do you have the right resources to run your business efficiently?
There are many tasks to master when running your business. From the very beginning when you first created your products and services, through to the online and offline sales and marketing to let everyone know what you offer. Then there’s having the facility for people to buy from you and the accounts, administration, customer service, logistics, stock control and many other areas which need to run smoothly for your business to run efficiently.
Each area requires different skills and different resources. It’s probably impossible for one person to be good at everything all of the time and that’s why having the right resources in place can make things so much easier for you, your suppliers and your customers.
The Right Mindset
Having the right resources begins with having the right mindset and the right attitude. If you are feeling down and depressed with how your business is performing then this will become obvious to your family, friends, colleagues and customers. The right attitude comes with having the right resources as they feed from each other. The right mindset is clear-headed, focused, determined, ambitious, patient and persistent.
Stopping to take notice of ‘small wins’ is important. Being grateful for ‘small opportunities’ is important. You never know what will happen when you believe in yourself and your business.
The Right Resources
As well as having a clear head and believing in yourself, having the right materials to run your business is important. If you own a coffee shop but run out of clean cups, it could be a temporary problem. Perhaps it could be fixed by adding resources, such as a high-speed dishwasher, discounted re-fills, or an extra member of staff.
If you have an online jewellery business but can’t update your website when an item has sold, it could also be a temporary problem. You could build on your own skillset and learn how to carry out the updates yourself. Or, perhaps it would make sense to ask your web developer to automate the sales process so that an item automatically disappears from the website once a customer has completed their online payment.
The Right Way
With most businesses there is a right way of doing things. We sell something, whether it’s our time, products or services, money changes hands and is documented for accounting purposes. Having the right attitude means we can overcome almost any hurdle and defeat almost any obstacle that comes our way. Having the right resources means we have the staff, the suppliers, the materials, and the means to sell our products and services. For many business owners, it can be helpful to chat through what resources you have and then see if small changes can make a big difference.
It can sometimes be hard to see the wood for the trees, but you are not alone. I speak with many business owners and their employees to find out the layers of their business. I can work closely with you to make sure you’re getting the most out of the resources you have and spot opportunities where new resources, skills or mindset could help you run your business more efficiently.
Would you like to find out how to make the most of your resources, then contact me by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or call me on 07756 772950 and I will be happy to help.