Over the past couple of weeks I’ve tried to post information that could help (especially if you haven’t already done so) keep your business floating and poised for the future.

Your finances, strategy, marketing and sales, team, and operations are key areas for you to showcase your leadership skills. It’s not all about cutting costs – it’s imperative that you, as a business owner, show leadership. Are you setting the tone? How calm have you been in this storm? Things may not change for a while, so pay attention – improvise, adapt, and overcome.

How have you shown compassion? How have you shown patience? What are you learning from this? Continue to plan but understand that those plans will change. Don’t get stuck in decisions you’ve made in the past. I think we’re all learning a lot about how we could have been better prepared for this crisis. Maybe this is the wakeup call we’ve needed.

And have you thought about a financial reserve for your business that could help in times like these? Have you thought about the same on a personal level?

We’ll get through this – we’ve weathered 2 World Wars, Spanish flu, terrorist attacks, and H1N1, to name a few. Don’t be afraid to ask for help. There are a lot of resources out there to help with just about any type of problem, situation, incident, or whatever you want to call it to make it better. How many of you business owners are going to make it through to the other side with the energy to keep moving forward and get to that “thrive” state. If you can show your customers that you’re resilient to pull through, you may be seeing some more loyalty from them.

I hope you’ve been able to use some of the information I’ve sent out. And if you think there’s untapped value in your business and if you want my help to work with you as you improve the profits, growth, and value of your business, please don’t hesitate to contact me:,, 317.414.2558. Hang in there and stay strong!

While every effort has been made to provide valuable, useful information in this publication, this firm and any related suppliers or associated companies accept no responsibility or any form of liability from reliance upon or use of its contents. Any suggestions should be considered carefully within your own particular circumstances, as they are intended as general information only.

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