Five questions that predict whether your business will be successful

Updated: Mar 13, 2020

Challenge yourself. Take this quick quiz and see what your answers tell you about the potential success of your business. It will tell you about you, too. The answers are at the bottom, so don’t read ahead.

  1. Do you review your key performance indicators every month (sales, profits, customers, expenses)?

  2. Do you use your review of your monthly KPIs to decide if you should change how you do business?

  3. Do you make time in your schedule to think and plan?

  4. Do you anticipate changes in your business and get ahead of them?

  5. Do you ask your customers what they like about your business and your customer service?

If your answers to these questions are no, then you have a reactive business. That’s not good. Reactive businesses respond out of necessity. They are always behind the curve. They don’t see problems until they’ve lost revenue. They don’t act on opportunities because they don’t know they exist. Their focus is on getting stuff done instead of increasing their revenue through maximum use of their resources.

If your answers to these questions are yes, then you have a proactive business. That’s great! You have the greatest potential to grow and be more profitable. You have a plan that you actually use and that allows you to stop the bleed quickly when something goes wrong and pursue opportunities before others exploit them. Your focus is in the right place: growth and profitability.

If your business – and you – are reactive, you can change that. Make the decision to change. Becoming proactive begins with an assessment of where you are. Schedule a call with me and I can help you get there faster. I want to see five yeses the next time you take this quiz.


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