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back-to-businessIt’s that time of year again. Summer has flown by and it’s back-to-school for many students.

Summer is often a time for relaxation – to take things slow, enjoy the weather and maybe even sneak in a vacation.

Taking a break from work is great for your mental health. But as we enter the fall, your business and workload may start to pick up. And we want you to be ready!

So we’ve put together a few back-to-business basics to get your mind refocused as we leave summer behind and enter into another fall season!

  1. Remember Your Company’s Mission

First, take a step back and refocus. What is your company’s mission? Why did you get into the business world, a specific industry or choose to start you own business? There was an underlying motivation in those decisions. Revisit it. When you know why you do what you do and how your products/services better your customers, you can approach your business practices with the bigger picture in mind.

  1. Have a Listening Ear

You hired a team of great employees, so remember that they may be a source for great ideas, especially when it comes to productivity and efficiency in process or operations. If you’re willing to ask the questions and listen, you’ll probably find two or three great ideas you can implement.

  1. Hit The Books

Don’t discount the value of seminars, books and workshops. Learning is a lifelong process and a good business owner is a constant information seeker. We live in an age where more information is readily available than at any other time in history. The Internet is a source for content on anything you may be interested in learning more about. Take advantage of accumulating knowledge and information. You’ll start to see connections between categories and industries you never realized before, not to mention getting ahead of your competitors.

  1. Think About a Tutor

Getting an outside perspective can add value and dimension to your company. A good mentor can usually look at your business and give you a number of strategic suggestions you may not have thought of before, whether it’s re-pricing your product or service lines, repositioning or updating your brand, or adopting new processes for going after new or existing customers.

Need more help getting your business refocused? Baker Creative offers business-based services that can re-energize your company! Call us today at 614-836-3845 to get started.

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Source: http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/226152

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