38 Methods (From 38 Experts) To Help Your Business Survive & Prosper In A Recession – METHOD #26

Posted: April 22, 2009 in Uncategorized

The 38 tips you’re about to see are contained in my two e-manuals called, “How Your Business Can Survive And Prosper In A Recession.”

NOTE: I interviewed 38 top experts in business, sales & marketing. Each expert revealed the common mistakes most businesses make, 5-10 methods that they’d use to survive and prosper in a recession, and money-making opportunities available to business owners during this time.

You are about to see just ONE method from each of their interviews. If you would like to see more, then you can go to the site and check out a free preview of two of the interviews or grab both e-manuals for one low price.

Now here is your 26th tip…

(Vol. 2 Tim Berry – Method To Survive & Prosper)

“Gather your team together. Do a SWOT analysis (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats) with key members. Think strategically.”

What I like about Tim’s advice is that he encourages you to look at BOTH your strengths AND weaknesses and opportunities AND threats.

This way you can focus on the areas where you can see maximum results while at the same time guarding your weaknesses and being prepared against your biggest threats.

I also like that he encourages business owners to come up with these things with their team.  This protects against a business owner not seeing positives or negatives because of their own blind spots.  Gather up your team and do this tomorrow, then ACT on the things you come up with!
Tim Berry has been involved with startups for more than 20 years. He’s president and founder of Palo Alto Software, founder of bplans.com, and a co-founder of Borland International. He built Palo Alto Software from zero to 40 employees and 70% market share without outside investment. He teaches starting a business at the University of Oregon. He wrote “Hurdle: the Book on Business Planning” and other books on planning. He is a consultant who worked with Apple Computer steadily for 14 years of repeat business. He also has a Stanford MBA degree.

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