Hola! Happy Friday and with Hurricane Joaquin bearing down on the East Coast, I pray you are safe, warm and dry. The month of October is upon us, which means fall weather, sweaters/jackets and the sun going down a lot quicker. In other words, a change is coming!
“These the rainy days they say you should be saving for, but when sun shines no one carries umbrellas…” Fabolous
Change is the only thing that is constant. Seasons change. People change. And your business changes. But are you ready for the inevitable change that is going to come? As an owner, director, manager/supervisor or frontline employee, you must be prepared for change and adaptation. Business models and strategic plans should include provisions for the predictable and the unpredictable.
The great thing about nature is the way it prepares and showcases change. Leaves on trees change colors and then shed. Animals begin to store up food for the long winter. Seeds become dormant but prepare for spring and a new blossoming. But do you prepare your small business or nonprofit for the change that is coming?
If not, here are three things you can do to prepare:
- Take a look at the budget and see where you can trim: Find ways to store up resources and scale back during lulls in business
- Decide if seasonal staff/volunteers are right for you: Nothing like having help at low costs during the winter months, especially students needing internship or volunteer hours
- Take a look at your online presence and does it need a refresh: Just like the leaves changing colors, maybe your logo needs a touch of color
While there are plenty of other things you can do, these are just a few to get your mind working and thinking about how to approach the impending changes. Because the changes are going to come. But will you be ready? If you are not ready and need help, please make sure to contact us at JSW Media Group and we can service all of your small/nonprofit business needs.
Have an awesome weekend!
Keith Cradle (@mrcradle on IG/Twitter)