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How do I stay on top of the constant changes?

#TrustInPartnership

Whatever your perspective, I think we would all probably agree, that for the IT and Telecoms reseller, things have certainly changed, and continue to do so. The vendor landscape continues to evolve too, with new vendors appearing, with innovative offerings, and many established vendors consolidating as they vie for position in an increasingly crowded marketplace.

For the consumers of the technology (the customers), things are forever changing too. Factors affecting their businesses are arriving at such a pace, and with their business cost base being under constant pressure, many are running on very lean staffing numbers. This compounds to effect somewhat.

What we have is more change and a greater pace of change, more vendors, more innovation, fewer staff, greater challenges and the same amount of time in each and every day.

How does a business stay on top of all of this and remain current with technology that can give them an advantage, or stop them being exposed, as well as attract and retain staff as a great place to work.

In life, and in business, for me, it’s about relationships – building trusted relationships, where over time you can outsource some of this to a specialist or specialists – ensuring you can focus on the business of running your business – and generally, the smaller specialist businesses are more likely to offer you the long term relationship building opportunity, as they are more often than not, owner-run and they are therefore unlikely to leave the business to work at a competitor, leaving you with the what to do dilema.

#ShopLocal #BuyLocal #SupportLocal #TrustInPartnerships

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How much do you want to grow your business and what are you prepared to invest?

No really, it’s a serious question. You most likely say that you want to grow your business and that there are barriers to achieving your goals, but what are you prepared to DO about it?

Look at it like this – There are ten frogs sitting on a log and one of them decides to jump off. How many are left?

So you are sharp and you noticed that there were ten frogs STILL sitting on the log, because despite making a decision, there was NO ACTION.

Back to my original question – have you made some decisions but not yet committed the action?

If one of your decisions was to grow your business and yet you are unsure of how, or you know how, but do not have the resources or skills in your business to ACT, you should reach out and outsource – find a trusted advisor.