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Keeping Your Business On Track

Posted by Travis Urban on 6/11/18 12:01 PM
Travis Urban

Diamond Forestry Mulcher

Running a business can be a daunting task, but with preparation and goals, it can be less painstaking. We've put together a list of key action items to help keep your business on track for success.

Set Goals

Set goals to align with your company's vision, and identify dates by which to achieve your goals.

  • Set small milestones along the way. This will reinvigorate you and your team with small but tangible victories along the path to the ultimate goal.
  • Set marks for growing your area or when to add to your employees. 

Plan Your Future

Having a vision is important, but not having a plan will leave you feeling lost.

  • Set dates for specific goals that you are going to accomplish. If you plan to expand your business, set a timeline to spell out where you hope to be, and gives you a visual reminder of the end goal.
  • Find opportunities to expand your business or generate more revenue by using the strengths of your business. 
Use your downtime to do maintenance. It will lead to better uptime and performance of your equipment.

  • By using the downtime created by rain days or other outside circumstances, harness the lost time and turn it into production.
  • Maintenance is essential to keep you going and ensuring the longevity of your investment.

Employ The Best People & Equipment

Use the best equipment to ensure the success of your business.

  • Dealer support is crucial for your business. If you're not running, you're not making money.
  • The vegetation management industry is a seasonal business, and you need to be ready to capitalize when the season arrives.
Create a team that wants to win with you and enjoys the successes of the business along with you.

  • The “All In” attitude from an employee is an asset to harness and let thrive.
  • Empower your employees. 

Keep Moving

  • Keep moving forward with your plans. They may need to be adjusted along the way, but never stop moving.         
  • There is no plateau at the top. If you're not pushing forward, you are going backward.


Focus

  • Hone in the laser-like focus you had when you first started your venture in business.
  • Find your strengths and use them to your advantage. Outsource other things that you are not as efficient in, and stick within with your expertise.


There are many things that compete for your time as you run a company and it's easy to get sidetracked thinking you need to be involved with every aspect of running your business. By hiring the best team and implementing the best equipment, you will set your business up for success.

 

Topics: Skid-Steer, Forestry, Business, Contractor

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