ANALYSE YOUR BUSINESS
If you have followed all the steps above you will have
some control over your time by now and a great deal of motivation. You will
know what you want out of life and your business will be a vehicle to
helping you achieve it.
Your business will be central to your achievement of
If your business is providing sufficient funds and
flexibility in the use of your time to help you achieve your goals then you
must protect that resource. Do you know the risks that you need to protect
against? If you know all the risks, do you know what to do about them? Do
you know which risks are most important and which you should tackle first?
If your business is not providing sufficient funds or
sufficient flexibility of time, what are you going to do about it? How are
you going to increase your returns from the business? Which of the many
next steps to business improvement should you take? Once youíve chosen a
step, how do you know it is the right one, or the one that well get you to
your goal fastest?
If you are an athlete with a goal to achieve a
significant 800m running time, how would you respond to an offer of an
assessment of your fitness? A smart athlete would grab it with both hands,
because they would be able to view their future exercise regime with some
certainty. They would know whether to concentrate on strength work or
aerobic, which muscles are effective and which arenít. They may identify
risks that could remove the athleteís ability to compete for example
inflammations, heart conditions and the like. They may also obtain
information on how to train for the improvement they need to achieve their
goal or on how to avoid risks.
You should look at your business in the same way.
Submit it to a fitness assessment and receive advice based on comparison of
your business to successful similar businesses, so you can plan with
something closer to certainty.
So now you have decided to grow or protect your
business returns you should visit