How important is it to market in a down economy? I say it is essential! If you look back at the Great Depression, companies that continued to have a presence were the ones who flourished afterwards. Today is no different. How we market might look different but not the concept.
Can we have a candid conversation? Are you a control freak? I’ve learned over the years that many people, especially those in a leadership role, don’t recognize this about themselves. Do you have confidence that your business can run without you? Are you feeling overwhelmed and struggling with never enough time to get everything done? Do you have time to train others on your processes/procedures? Are you enthusiastic about your role in your company? Depending on how you answered these questions, you just might be a control freak. You could be too afraid to let go and embrace the art of delegation. If this sounds like you, I know you’ll enjoy this month’s article. If you’re struggling with how to change, let’s have a conversation.
As we’re full on experiencing the heat of the summer, I thought it appropriate to think about conflict in business (heated conversations). Most people want to avoid conflict…I bet you’re one of them! Do you run from what you perceive to be a confrontational situation? If you are, you’re probably missing a great opportunity to enhance a relationship, grow personally and grow your business. Sound crazy? Read these 2 articles to get some ideas on how conflict can be a healthy part of your culture.
We have great news regarding the PPP funds that were previously distributed and that are still available. Please read the enclosed article to understand the changes. I think you’ll be quite happy with them. For example, you only have to use 60% of the funds for payroll; the payback term is 5 years vs 2; the interest rate remains at 1%; and best of all, you have 24 weeks to use the funds vs the 8 weeks originally allocated.