September 8, 2012
A week has passed in September… families, communities and the education system are all adjusting to the “back to school” phase of the year. For many students, young and old, back to school represents a period of renewal, of fresh starts, starting up again.
However, this positive energy can be easily transferred over to the business sector, for existing and budding entrepreneurs.
New entrepreneurs can take advantage of the fresh start approach, planning their initial strategies for the Fall, Winter and 2013 periods. Some fiscal year periods start in the Fall for good reasons related or integrated into the government fiscal years, or corporate fiscal years. Existing businesses should refresh their business plans to reflect any market or industry changes that have occurred on local, global and international scales. Building on successes and results from the previous business cycles, businesses should tweak business and marketing plans accordingly.
Establishing Goals this Fall
Get serious about business and personal development this Fall. Always as a first step, establish some aggressive, achievable goals and objectives. Without goals and objectives you won’t be able to set some strategic directions for yourself and your business. Ensure your goals are achievable, measurable, and that you apply flexibility to adapt and revise goals and strategies.
Business Ideas and Hints for the Fall
Here are some helpful hints and ideas to think about some positive steps to take in business and personal development this fall:
- Planning – Always a great idea as part of your core activities to review, tweak your business and marketing plans
- Scan your business environment and competitors - develop some products or services that will be a bit different or new to your market
- Capacity and Skill development – naturally many classes are offered in the Fall schedule; good time to brush up on business skills
- Product and Service Offerings – review your results to date and revise if necessary heading into the Fall, Winter and 2013 periods
- Refresh, redesign – Whether you have a store front or website, take a look at your layout and seek feedback from customers for better designs and layout
- Communications and Outreach – develop new communications to your customers; utilize social media for extended outreach and measure your effectiveness on social media
- Generate Fall Buzz, Interest – generate new and continued interest in your company, your products and services; offer Fall free or trial offers
Check out these Fall Business Strategies:
More reading on business topics:
- Business Plan – The Next Steps
- Business Intelligence – Keeping you Wired In
- Marketing Tips for Better Customer Engagement and Results [infographic]
- Business Tips – Maximize Performance and Business Development Results
- Hiring – Strategies and Tips for Strong Staffing Processes
- High Performance – Star Qualities to Get You Noticed
- Productivity – 6 Small Steps For a More Productive Day
- Employee Morale Improvements – Small Things You Can Do as a Leader
Business information, resources and tips for the entrepreneur
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