It is almost Halloween, and it seems like Thanksgiving and Christmas come so quickly after, doesn’t it? During this time, I really focus on what I can control. It comforts me to know that the next three months can still produce phenomenal results. A well-thought-out and implemented technology plan is a good start to achieving your goals for this last quarter of 2021.
We Find Ways To Keep Moving Forward
Despite shutdowns, small business owners have found ways to continue towards their own goals and to meet the needs of their customers. I heard a good story about a boss who began her business day by telling her employees “We will evaluate at noon today what little victories we have won.” Morale at her enterprise is high but it hasn’t been easy. The ability to motivate others is a big part of the success of small companies as they struggle to keep momentum.
Look Again At Your Checklist
- Solid business plan
- Feasible Plan B
- Talented employees
- Better-than-just-adequate technology and security
- Dependable supply chain
- Workable distribution mechanisms
- Confidence in your own determination to meet goals
When I see items listed like they are above, it could be business as usual at any time. And maybe it’s this tunnel vision that will keep our eyes on the prizes and get us through the end of the year?
Again—Good Technology Is Just As Necessary As Electricity In Today’s World
Your technology is the strongest asset you can have right now. How can you know this? Start asking questions and ask your employees first. Those who are most hands-on, whose productivity depends on good tech, will be quick to give you a wish list. Then find reputable professionals who can assess what you have and suggest what you might need. Aptica offers free assessments, by the way.
In January of 2021, we were all so hopeful our lives would get back to whatever normal was. I’m sure we all had very aggressive plans for the first four months of the year. But it has been up and down. We continue to roll with punches no one could predict. And don’t even get me started on supply chain holdups. We continue to have to be creative in our crippled new business climate. Be that as it may—I say let’s let these opening days of October be an energetic run-up to a spirited New Year-type push to finish strong.
Advancement begins with drive and curiosity. If you have questions about your business technology and about what might help you right now, give us a call at Aptica and ask. We could talk about computers for hours, but we most enjoy putting them to work for you. 260.243.5100.
Jason Newburg, 260.243.5100, ext 2101, is the founder and owner of Aptica LLC. This IT management and support company has been serving small to medium-sized businesses for 19 years in the region that includes Angola, South Bend, and Fort Wayne, IN, Battle Creek, MI, and Toledo OH.