family-business-succession-planningThe business landscape has undergone dramatic changes over the last 24 months.  From keeping employees safe, building trust with customers, operating more efficiently, and simply being grateful to be open.  These shifts and constant changes are causing owners to think, is this the right time to get out?  In addition, many industries are experiencing consolidation, the big getting bigger, making it harder for smaller businesses to compete.  As a result, many business owners wonder if they have to either get bigger or get out?  The simple answer is, you can do whatever you want; you have the power to create your future; you have to know what that is and get to work.

It can be tough to find clarity when things are going well, but when things are in constant flux, the best we can sometimes get is a murky fog or opaque glass.  Clarity requires taking time to reflect.  Turn off the news feeds, put down the phones, disconnect from the day-to-day drama distractions, and be intentional about getting clear on what you want for yourself and your business.

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We don’t know what tomorrow will bring, but we do know what we want for ourselves, our families, and the future of our business.  By knowing what you want, you can identify what you can and can’t control.  And, knowing what you want acts as your north star behind creating strategies to get there.  So, when we take the time to quiet all the negative or white noise that can distract us, the answer is not that hard to find.

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The article was originally published on the Franchising.com website: Gaining Clarity in an Ever-Changing World

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