Rough time does not seem to wear out anytime soon as the debit crisis is once again threatening to engulf the world economy and thereby making the investors leery about the possibility of seeing the economy rebounding in near future. As the crisis is looming large against the backdrop, its probable impacts are quite palpable and if I am not grossly inaccurate, your small business may lose its competitive edges if you fail to come up with a survival plan well ahead of time. Yes, we all know it is excruciatingly tough to get prepared for something of which little is known. Here we are going to share some tips that you can give a try and see if it comes to any help. We strongly believe it will.
Time is short but we suggest you diversifying your existing portfolio of business. Since no business is recession proof, you cannot vaunt that your business will not crumble to pieces when recession strikes hard. However, it is not that easy to diversify your portfolio and it is all the more difficult for small business organizations as they are most likely to suffer from credit crisis than the big corporate honchos. Now, we are not suggesting you making major changes in the structure or moving from construction to carpentry. Honesty, we never mean that. Rather you can make small moves by shifting from design and development to application development or by expanding from being just a boutique shop to a complete beauty shop. A small step but can have bigger impacts. Try it.
Do Not be Evil
Definitely, you are good and we have no specific intension of tagging you or your small business as evil. What we are saying is that you should maintain or uphold business esthetics no mater what. This will help you stand out and you will be recommended by others which will certainly have rippling effects on your company’s public images. People will say good things about your company and this will come as an added advantage when you will negotiate with a prospective client at the time of recession.
People usually cut down on luxurious items when recession looms large in the backdrop and that means if you wish to make your business recession proof this time around, you need to move to essential products. However, fierce debates are raging on as there is no clear-cut definition on what is essential. Though you cannot draw a line between them, you need to have your plan ready based on assumptions and intuitions. Try to focus on those areas which are less likely to get affected during recession.
During tough time, you need to cut down on expenditure. Since you cannot afford to lose your clients, you need to reduce production cost and this can be done by pinpointing areas of waste. However, you should not go soft on quality while reducing expenditure as it can have boomerang effect on your business and can lead to exodus of clients.
Break The Rules
Remember if you go by the rules all time, you will always be ruled. You need to turn the table during recession. Try to do something crazy. Take inspiration from Bill Gates or Jobs and hopefully you will be able to cruse past difficult time.
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