Friends and Listeners,
Let me say again what we are all about and who we are. “We are you” first and foremost. We feel your pain, we share your struggles and aspire to the same hopes and dreams for you and your families! When this show was launched on CBS on July 18th it was met with a overwhelming response and sigh of relief. Finally someone hears us, someone is listening to us, were the words from everyone I spoke to, from the gas station to the grocery store. There is so much more we have to do.
Washington is incapable of feeling your pain as a business owner and struggling entrepreneur. In fairness to them how can they? With 8% or so of the Obama administration having any “real” business experience it is realistically impossible for them to hear the shouts on “Main Street”. And yet they have been charged with righting this economic ship that seems destined to sail into the abyss for quite some time. The economic forecast is bleak to say the least.
What can you do to protect your house, your business, your family, your employees? You need to immediately, today not tomorrow, start building, cultivating and nurturing your existing and past relationships. Ask those around you for help and tell them the ways they can help you. If you have done a good job and are a credible source folks will want to help you. We only get the things we are not afraid to ask for! Most often we assume no one is willing to help us when in fact we have not asked! You have perhaps the expression Management by Walking Around, not an MBA it’s a MBWA! Take the pulse of your employees, your customers, your clients to gauge how they are feeling and assess the ways they can help you. Look at the ways you can cut back, tighten the belt, ask everyone to pitch in. What you do not want to do is stop your marketing and sales initiatives.
That’s where Communicating To Win and Bob Paff Inc can help! We can work with you to retool, reorganize, reinvigorate your operation and staff to see the big picture in ways you might not be able to engage. We can look at your operation from 30,000 feet in the air to make some tweaks and adjustments that might just be the right antidote to get you going again…