Are You Running Your Business or Is Your Business Running You?

Written by Laurie Hayes

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Are yourepparttar only person working your business at this time? If anything were to happen to you, for example, if you were to become sick and unable to work for a month, would your business operations come to a grinding halt and would your cash flow be brought to a standstill?

Do you arrange your own appointments, handle your own e-mail, do your own word processing, create your own marketing materials, keep your own financial records, manage your own web site, provide customer service and enter all prospect and client data into your database? Do you package, label and ship your own products?

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If you have been in business for several years and if you are still performing all functions within your business, how might this be holding you back? Are you working a 40-50-60-hour week, seeing little of your loved ones, feeling exhausted, and neglecting your health and nutritional needs? Isrepparttar 146984 fun no longer there?

Evaluate your current situation and determine whether you are running your business or whether it is running you. If you are being run by your business, considerrepparttar 146985 options of automating, delegating, bartering, leveraging and creating multiple streams of income.

When thinking long term, how do you see your business serving you? What kind of results do you want to create?

If your current activities are not moving you towards these results at an optimum pace, change your actions so you can free yourself up to do what is necessary to move you in that direction inrepparttar 146986 most advantageous way possible.

Laurie Hayes works with small and home-based business owners who are struggling to maintain a healthy work/life balance. To receive valuable tips, strategies and techniques designed to grow a successful business without sacrificing quality of life, subscribe to her free bi-weekly newsletter at

Strength is weakness ..... also

Written by Arvind Kumar

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That’s what burger king did to Mac. They study Mac strength and chooserepparttar stark opposite approach.

“Have it your way”.

Burger king advertisement exclaimed at Mac and attracted customer who prefer to choose their own way to eat their hamburger from their very own plate. “Have it your way” was a clear differentiator betweenrepparttar 146962 two chains. Alsorepparttar 146963 effect was, Mac was squeezed. They can’t afford to tamper their hard earned, finely turned system in order to matchrepparttar 146964 Burger king. At least not so early.

That where guerrilla winsrepparttar 146965 battle- when competition is not prepare and unable to turn around and defend itself.

Arvind Kumar is a Engineer by education from I.I.T, Delhi. He is working since 2000 in Internet economy has launch many venture. Reach him at

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