Does Your Business Have Weaknesses?

The obvious answer is “yes.” More importantly, how do you find out your weaknesses?

The Entrepreneur can do an honest assessment and perform an in-depth, critical review. He/She could involve the management team in this process and have them openly, without fear of recrimination, list each area of weakness in the business. Have each manager of a functional area review not only his/her own area, but also other functions in the company.

The Entrepreneur can also solicit frank feedback from the Board of Directors and mentors regarding the areas that need improvement. Such feedback is more likely to be objective depending upon the relationship with the Entrepreneur.

The truest assessment of your weaknesses will come from competitors if you can obtain such information. Competitors analyze the business of their rivals very carefully to develop strategies to compete not only against their strengths but also to exploit their weaknesses. If you can find a way to gain analysis of your weaknesses performed by your competitors, it would be very useful in your strategic planning process.

Something to ponder ….

Ravi Patel

www.patelCFOservices.com

A New Dawn in 2012

As you take on 2012, it is time to take a “Balance Sheet Review” of your business; not the true accounting numbers kind, but philosophically similar.

Entrepreneurs should evaluate their “assets” in the business – products/services, secondary leadership, people, customers, processes, etc. This should establish the strengths of your business to either build upon or further improve in 2012.

A determination of your “liabilities” will give you an idea of the weaknesses that need to be focused on in 2012. These “liabilities” need to be mitigated or converted to “assets” so that you can utilize them for success during the year.

By performing a “Balance Sheet Review,” Entrepreneurs can set their priorities, resolutions and goals for 2012 – a new dawn!

As Napoleon Hill said, “Hire good people, make money, and have fun,” in 2012!

Ravi Patel

www.patelCFOservices.com