Is Your Successful Business in the 1st Stage of Business Failure, and You Don’t Know It? Read to know how to check it…
Starting a business is a very tough job. But then, after many years of extra ordinary hard work, you push your competitors or you build a new virgin market, and finally you are no longer struggling! You have become a reputed player in the market, you have loyal customers, and you are making profits. In fact, you start to make enough profits that “make you happy and complacent”. Now, after all the years of hard work, it is natural but dangerous to be complacent. Why? Because the market is dynamic, it’s changing always. The customer tastes are changing, they become more demanding, and there’s always a new player who comes with something new that your customers might fall in love with! And that’s why it’s dangerous to be complacent. As you know, “complacency” is that feeling among businessmen that “this is enough… we are “satisfied”….customers trust us so much that our competitors will not steal our customers…our quality is superior… and worst “we don’t have a competition!” mentality.
Now complacency leads to guaranteed business failure. When it will fail is just a matter to time.
Now Failure was 5 stages according to JIM COLLINS, the author of “How The Mighty Fall & Why Some Companies Never Give In”. He states the 5 stages as;
1st Stage: This stage is when the businessman becomes arrogant with his success and/or when he believes that he is successful because “of what he does”, rather than the reason “why he is doing it and in what conditions it will work or not work”. In the former case, he will not change what he is doing (it can be a product that refuses to evolve with customer preference changes, or a service that refuses to update itself to what competitors are doing), just because it has worked for some time (past success, without considering the future). So how do you know if you are in this stage? Ask yourself,
These are just some questions to think about, to know if you are in the first stage of failure. If you are then take a reverse turn, correct all your mistakes, and steer away from potential failure.
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Almost all NRIs dream of having a good investment back home that grows. And Malayali NRIs are no exception. My consulting firm, AASC, is now working on a solution for it. And I will be delighted and grateful, if you would read through.
There is upcoming NRI Seminar in Kuwait and my consulting firm, AASC (www.ameenahsan.com), is made in charge of presenting a strategy to help NRK investors invest as a group in the local Kerala economy. To develop a good strategy, I am collecting data from NRIs and Business community about the real situation. Hence, I need your valuable opinion on various issues that affect an NRI making an investment decision in Kerala. Your experience and knowledge is very important to us. If you are an NRI from Kerala, please read the details below.
The Foundation for Enhancing Expatriate Life (FEEL), a social change initiative of Kuwait Kerala Muslim Association (KKMA) is organizing its 2nd Middle East Conference in September 2014.
The theme of the Conference is: BUILDING TOGETHER: Rehabilitation of NRIs through inculcating saving and investment habits. The objective of the Conference is to explore solutions to ensure that NRIs are able to better settle back in Kerala by ensuring that they have converted their hard earnings to reliable savings/investments.
To this end, AASC (Ameen Ahsan Strategy Consulting) has been assigned the task of preparing the “best option strategy” that is to be presented during the Conference. In order to suggest the best option, we are collecting NRIs’ opinions, suggestions and experiences to better understand the challenges faced by them.
We request you to participate in this survey, and help us serve the NRI community better. Thank you in advance for your time. If you need any clarification, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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