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Grow. Don’t take the status quo

General News

There is no status quo associated with this dynamic industry. It is constantly changing.

Whether it has to do with the businesses themselves or the people running the businesses, change is a part of everyday life.

Businesses contract, expand, build new facilities, close facilities, form partnerships, and hire and fire employees—all to better compete and grow.  For the past decade, Blue Book Services has been committed to tracking and reporting these important industry changes so you can stay up-to-date.

What are you doing to grow your business? If you are not growing and getting better, you may be falling behind. Occasionally, we hear from business owners that they have all the business they want—they do not want any more.

Good for them, but how long will doing the same things work? There is no such thing as status quo. We may wish for business to slow down or remain the same, but this is not going to happen.

We can embrace change by telling ourselves “we are in it to win it.”

Next, we need to figure out how we can make our current operations better by asking:

-How can we become more efficient and productive?

-What is working and what isn’t?

-Are we staffed appropriately?

-Do we have sufficient financial resources?

Running a business is not easy. It seems everyone is gunning for the same customers, and it seems the pie is getting smaller. But isn’t the challenge of building a better mouse trap fun? Isn’t it fun to roll up your sleeves and figure it out and grow the pie?

As you grow and change, stay in touch with the Blue Book, so we can let the Industry know of your successes.

Jim Carr is the President and CEO of Blue Book Services Inc.