Sunday, June 21, 2009

(Don’t) Wait Until Next Year!

Woodard This article was written by Carl Woodard, Chairman, SCORE Orange County

The promise of better results next year rings throughout Orlando and Detroit today, as celebrations in Los Angeles and Pittsburgh mark championships, after long seasons of basketball and hockey. Fortunately, for all of those teams there will be a next year….a next chance….another quest for the trophies.

Your business success may not be measured by how many trophies adorn your trophy case or by how many people greet your plane when you return from that last successful sales call of your year. More likely, you celebrate by privately appreciating achievement of your goals of increased sales, higher profit or planned business expansion.

Unfortunately, success these days may be measured by your ability to simply remain in business and plan for better years ahead. And that is where we come in….

SCORE, Orange County has over 100 seasoned, successful business people who have faced stiff competition and enjoyed the trophies of business success. Call us at 714-550-7369 and ask for an appointment with one of our counselors. We can guide you in developing your business plan, starting your new business or understanding cash flow. We can help you focus on how to survive an economic downturn. If you prefer, we offer counseling via the internet.

Visit our website and browse through the library of business material. Or check out the extensive list of workshops presented throughout Orange County for your convenience. Notice our Women In Business breakfasts where networking opportunities abound and common problems can be discussed.

Managing a successful business does not allow a “Wait until next year” attitude. Do it now. And remember, our counseling is free of charge. We are waiting for your call.