14/06/2019 - By RC-Admin1
As we are now in June, summer’s unmistakably on its way, although not if you look at the weather outside! Summer means a whole range of things, from barbecues to strawberries and cream at Wimbledon, but for most of us it means going on holiday.
If you own a business, perhaps the main connection between that and vacations seems making sure everything’s covered. But does your choice of holiday reflect the way you run the business?
There’s no wrong choice of holiday, as long as it’s something that appeals to you. Whether your taste is for the pool and the clubs in Ibiza or for trekking in the Himalayas, it’s your holiday.
Of course, most of us are creatures of habit, and that’s not always a bad thing. It was originally a survival strategy, and in the modern world it can help us be efficient and productive. However, it can also leave us stuck in a rut, if we don’t challenge ourselves. Even the same Himalayan trek, year after year, would become unadventurous.
That’s why sharing a holiday with someone can be both a challenge and an opportunity. As long as you’re reasonably compatible and willing to meet each other halfway, you might end up trying things you’d have never thought of otherwise.
So what does this have to do with your business? Well, here too you can opt either for being safe and familiar or for being adventurous — and, just like your summer holidays, that can work in two different ways.
Your business itself can follow a well-ploughed furrow or strike out in an unexpected direction. Again, there’s no right or wrong. If you’re an accountant or a solicitor (and we’ll always need those) you might reasonably take the view that if the model’s not broken, you don’t fix it. Or you might have a new, unexpected business model no-one’s thought of before.
Whichever you go for, though, you’ll develop ways and habits of running your business. They’ll help you run it more efficiently, but every so often it’s good to be challenged to try something new. Whether or not you choose to take up the challenge — well, that’s up to you.
If you do feel it would be a good idea to try something new — whether that’s a different angle on something familiar or a bold new direction — you’ll need planning and maybe help. You’re very welcome to get in touch with the Resource Centre if you think we might help you.
On the other hand, we don’t make any guarantees about our advice on your summer holiday.
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