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Post-Summer Business Actions

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Honestly, many businesses are run by the seat of the owner's pants. Each day is a new crisis to be averted, and each task must be juggled several times before it is properly addressed. If your business resembles this scenario, it's time to stop and reevaluate your daily habits and procedures.

One mountain that tends to be difficult to climb for small-to-medium-sized businesses is successful planning and budgeting from one year to the next. The simple truth is that next year is going to happen, with or without a solid business plan in place, and those who take steps to accomplish new goals are usually the ones who do.

With summer ending, that means it's the perfect time to think about 2013. If you wait until the holidays, it's too late. Not only is there not as much time to enact your new plans, the holidays almost always shunt off more time than you're expecting. In short, time flies.

And while you may be on your own with some of your more industry-specific decisions, we at Trifecta are here to help with all things related to Internet, design, and basic marketing. Moreover, we can even share some of our organizational strategies that you may want to try out for your own business.

The key is to get started now so that you can enter 2013 with clear objectives and a considered approach on how to make the most of your company's time, energy, and money. No doubt, unforeseen obstacles will arise and plans will need to be adjusted, but if you keep your priorities in order, you'll be better prepared to make changes that will keep your company closer to its stated goals and core beliefs.