Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Making things matter

A quick strategic planning observation: so many great profitable strategies work off of this one simple idea, I thought I'd share it with you. We live in a world where many of the frustrations we have come from people treating things as if they don't matter. If you can find something that matters to your customers that your competitors treat this way, you have a potential gold mine on your hands. In your strategic planning, make sure you ask yourself if you understand what matters to everyone in your profit system - your customers, your employees and your suppliers, most of all. If your business matters to those people, it's bound to succeed.