Summertime and the livin’ is easy…or so the song goes. But as the days grow longer and warmer, small business owners might want to be careful about taking it too easy during June, July, and August. The reality, says successful entrepreneur and author Bill McBean, is that the season is actually a great time to do a half-year review and make some smart moves for your business while some of your competitors are in a summertime lull.
“I’m not saying you have to work yourself to death this summer,” says McBean, author of The Facts of Business Life: What Every Successful Business Owner Knows That You Don’t.
According to McBean, summertime is a great time to “mash the gas” on improving your strengths and eliminating any weaknesses that have cropped up since the beginning of the year.
“The key here is to identify what can be done quickly and implemented easily,” he says. “The more difficult challenges begin once you get these initial improvements in place. It’s also important to check in on the goals you made earlier in the year and make adjustments as needed.”
Read on for a few tips from McBean on why you should do a summertime check-up on your business: