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Coach Cubas' Commentary—Approaching Q2 . . . 2014
By now you've created your 2014 blueprint (Use a binder to contain this information for easy updating). The 4 Ps, People, Process, Performance and Profitability, are easy categories to begin the process. Give points on where you are. Next to that column, project how you improve by end of Q2. Now, identify and assess one gap you will address in Q2.
Remember, if you don't use this time, you will continue on the same worn path without an opportunity to adjust where needs be.
Continuous posts and resources at Small Business Coaching Village offer insights and examples to manage time effectively and tackle the essential priorities. If you find redundant and constant interruptions by your team, there may be a communication gap that we can review. Use the easy appointment log in below for a prompt response.
Q2 is ideal for planning an exit strategy (even if you have no intention to leave.) Beginreassigning staff or hiring Veterans to expand your performance. Schedule a meeting with yourself and then call me so I can support your process.
Doubt and uncertainty are the nasty duo that undermine courage and vision—They do not belong in your marketing plan. Like doing the same old thing, the same old way, then ignore this post. You're not ready. Call me when you are.
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Their project is to teach youngsters through SEL (Social Emotional Learning) and a game they've created: "Research now proves that this set of skills not only helps children learn in school, it helps them develop into happier, healthier children all around. It sets them on a path to thrive in every area of their lives. We think it leads to a better world and we're doing everything we can to make more parents aware of it."
In weeks to come, I will be blogging on the topic as well as sharing in the ezine about these essential skills. Priority one is to reduce the effects of bullying with this raised awareness.
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Likely the singular most powerful tools you will use to masterfully move your voice and message into and above the crowd are your marketing messages. The range from internal and external communications through creative and distribution of your "wares" is highly sensitive and critical if you want to be noticed and perceived as a leader in your industry. From package design, voice mail messages and web site strategy to trade show management, and presentations, our two decades of expertise boost your marketing presence, exposures and positioning.
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My work with entrepreneurs shows 65% jumping over the cliff without a written business plan. Worse yet, if they have a blueprint "napkin strategy," (I know Southwest Airlines did well with that) there is no strategic MARKETING PLAN to drive the commercial engine and no benchmarks for success. It is no surprise that everyone is more productive when the direction is clearly stated.
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Michelle . . .
I want you to know that I took your advice about my telephone message and friends and clients constantly comment on it. It does get attention. Call some evening when you know I'm not here and see what you think.
Thanks for the marketing strategy!
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