Never Mind the Weather
We have seen this play out in our own business, and many of the businesses of our clients. It is not only possible to survive during tough times, but to thrive.The Whitestone philosophy is that ideas and innovation can help overcome the worst our economy has to offer, in spite of even the gloomiest forecasts.
Let’s not forget that forecasts by their nature are predictions. Anyone who lives in my fair hometown of Melbourne can tell you that.
The video above shows a time lapse of life in an unstable climate. The clouds assemble furiously, darkness looms. No doubt preparations are made at ground level to get through the storm safely.
Our current economic state is in a lot of ways just like the video. The forecast is certainly gloomy, and the signs are there of impending storm. Experts are lining up to out-predict the other. They talk down the stock market, the housing market, the jobs market, manufacturing, retail, and business confidence…the list goes on and on. The question is, what are we doing to get through the economic storm?
Just like with a forecast storm, our business response is typically cautious. Prepare for the worst…minimise the damage…batten down the hatches. We renew our focus on doing simple things well: over service our paying clients, focus on maximising existing sources of income, and cut down unnecessary expenses (or even some necessary ones!). Basically to ride out the storm. Orthodox thinking might suggest that this is not the time to try something new, develop ideas, seek out innovations.
Failure to explore new ideas and innovation due to economic storm clouds is a serious mistake, and one that might exact the ultimate price…the survival of our business.
We are all about helping your business prepare for the troubles ahead by developing the innovation and ideas that will not only keep your revenue coffers replenishing, but refresh you as the business owner. Now this sounds all a bit airy-fairy, right? Hire a consultant, and then empty cash into a bottomless pit.
Not at all the case. Not with the Whitestone’s “Build Up Your Biz” solution: a program specially developed for SMEs who may be more sensitive to budgetary restraint, and who are looking for big bang for the buck. We provide tangible outcomes to your business growth and development needs, not sweetly bound documents. With Build Up Your Biz you receive a short term engagement to achieve a measurable result. As such, the cost is contained into a very affordable package that can flex to your business need.
To see if there is a good fit between your needs and our service, we offer a free initial consultation. No point wasting time if the program is not for you. Our package pricing is modular, convenient, and affordable. To learn more about Build Up Your Biz and our other services, click here. To learn more about us, click here. To talk to us today call (03) 9015 7622, or click here.