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Bob Greenwood. July 19, 2012. ( over 8 years ago ) 1,225 views
Preparing Your Business for Transition to the New Aftermarket
Too many shop owners appear to be stuck in inertia wondering what to do next.
Owners across the country are scrambling for answers on their own instead of seeking out professional advice and guidance through enrolment into educational courses that have proven solutions plus provide an accountable mechanism of support after the fact.
The ones that do attend various courses seemingly forget the next critical step and never put together a plan after the live session to implement what they took from the course.
Preparation to move your business forward is not simply re-reading manuals and notes from the course; it’s about using these as tools where you set an agenda to implement the lessons that you’re handed during the live course you attended. That being said, it is important to recognize that transition of the business—on average—takes 2 to 3 years. Due to the detail required today, it is also important to understand that only a maximum of 2 items/changes should be tackled at any one time… not 5 or 6 or 10. Get those 2 items working properly with the check and balances inserted into place then move on to the next 2 changes! The businesses that make too many changes at once will get stressed out and total implosion of the business will take place.
Going back to the topic of the live courses that you attend, also understand that, unfortunately, too many people listen and only hear what they are not doing; the key is to listen and hear what you need to be doing. The difference between hearing the information and listening to insights is your ability to find the connection you need to move your business forward.
Information and education alone are not freedom; the implementing of the information and education is where the freedom happens. It’s where you gain the clarity to keep your mind and business moving forward.
Remember, when you’re not prepared, you will waste time trying to figure out where to start and what to do!