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  • Renee: CEO Coach & Management Specialist 12:08 am on May 29, 2009 Permalink | Reply
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    When Trouble Comes Knocking At Your Door 

    Once you get your business up and running, you may feel like you can just sit back, relax and enjoy the good times to come. Well getting a business started is a battle in itself. Just about every other month, day or week you’lltrouble_with_business_accounts_1 read about or see a business dealing with a crisis. Whether it’s a public relations crisis or serious equipment failures etc… At some point in your business you’ll have to deal with some sort of crisis.

    That’s when crisis management comes into play. Crisis management is an important part of managing a business. No business is immune to a crisis. A crisis may hit an organization in the shape of public relations, terrorist attack, industrial accidents, product recall, natural calamity,etc…. Crisis management is closely linked to public relations where a company’s image and pride are at stake.

    You’ve got to have a strategic plan ready, your game face on & be ready to tackle these issues. Having a game plan before hand will help you to see your way through. Just like having a business plan before starting a business, having a crisis management plan before a crisis hits, is the way to go.

    You always need a strategic plan for your business from start up throught daily management. How can you make it without a definitive strategy? Well not very long if you don’t have it together. How you manage your business on a daily basis, along with strategically preplanning for a crisis will determine if you will come out on top in the end.

    Have you ever thought about working with a strategic business management company? If not you should give it a go because a strategic business management company that has your best interest at heart can help you to navigate your way through the rough waters of business development through daily management.

  • Renee: CEO Coach & Management Specialist 3:51 pm on May 25, 2009 Permalink | Reply
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    That’s It… I Only Get 24 Hours A Day?! 

    In 24 hrs there are only so many hours that you can work. From my recollection & doing a little math……yep, that’s right you only get 24 hrs in a day. You may have a42-15529727 lot of work to do and want to get it all done but you can only do so much in a typical work day. You can’t possibly work a whole 24 hrs straight. Or could you? Or are you trying to? You might be able to squeeze out a good 8, 10 or even 16 hours to get your work done.

    Seems like no one has been able to get more than 24 hours a day so you have to make the best use of your time. How will you organize your time & your day to be more productive? Time can be a real monster when it starts to slip away. When you try to pile too much work into your work day, thinking that you can get it all done, you tend to loose control & time slips right by you.

    With a limited amount of hours that you work in, you only have so much time to get things done, on time & not to mention, correctly. Once you become bombarded with your daily work schedule & things start to pile up, you see that you really don’t have all 24 hrs to work in.

    Yeah there’s one thing such as pulling an “all nighter”, but really, how many times can you continue to do that and still remain successful and productive? Come on now, really how can you? Sometimes you just got to bite the bullet and reach out for assistance. Getting assistance to help you manage your daily workload with your business or projects is a great way to go. Well, what kind of assistance you may ask? Well getting assistance in the form of outsourcing. Outsourcing assistance doesn’t take away from your business, it only adds to your business and helps you to be more productive.

    Working with a beneficial outsourcing firm such as Clerical Business Solutions can assist you in becoming more productive in your day, help you with your business management and help you to reduce your time from becoming an “all nighter”. You only have a set amount of time in your day to get things done. Trying to pull 24 hour days is bad for business and your health.

    So come on in the door is open, step into my humble abode and take a load off. Relax your mind & see how well that you & Clerical Business Solutions can work together.

  • Renee: CEO Coach & Management Specialist 5:21 pm on May 21, 2009 Permalink | Reply
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    Now Exactly…Where Are We Going With This? 

    You are on the road to no where & you haven’t got a clue as to what direction to take your project into next? You’ve tried one direction or another. If you

    bigstockphoto_Crossroad_404579want to succeed in your projects or business, you need to come up with some sort of strategic plan. A strategic plan gives you clear direction, focus and keeps you from straying from the path.

    To give direction to your project plans or business, you need to develop a strategic plan. In the developmental & working stages it is very important for you to be realistic.

    It’s important for everyone to work together as a cohesive unit to achieve success. If you are working by yourself, you’ve got to maintain focus, stick to a strategic plan or seek assistance. If you have a team, try to see if you all can come on common ground to work together so that all of you can perform as one.

    It can be hard to take an honest look at how things are going and the ways in which you can improve your project or business outlook. When planning for success your goals should be high, but achievable. With any business or project, you need to a have clear, well defined directions.

    How will you know if you’ve gotten there

    if you don’t know where you’re going?

    Sometimes people do things haphazardly, just hoping that it’ll all work it’s way out. That’s not a good way to do things. Sometimes that can show a lack of preparation, forethought, or not having the ability or skills to accomplish the task at hand. Project management includes developing a strategic project plan that includes:

    • defining and confirming the project goals and objectives
    • identifying tasks and how goals will be achieved
    • quantifying the resources needed
    • determining budgets and timelines for completion

    A big key to project planning & success is IMPLEMENTATION. When you have that follow through with each step and rechecking as you go, you can reach completion and success. It also includes managing the implementation of the project plan, along with operating regular ‘controls’ to ensure that there is accurate and objective information on ‘performance’ relative to the plan, and the mechanisms to implement recovery actions where necessary.

    Everyone should be clear on the roles that they are expected to play. There should be a clearly defined leadership role in managing projects. A leader is responsible for providing leadership, direction, and control for all aspects of the company’s activities in order to ensure effectiveness in organizations and in managing change.

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