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Stop for a minute and look at your business

SOPHIE HALL, DISTRIBUTION DIRECTOR, INTELLIFLO
SOPHIE HALL, DISTRIBUTION DIRECTOR, INTELLIFLO

The retail industry recently revealed that December 18 is the day when allegedly men decide it’s the right time to buy their partner the Christmas gift they’ve always wanted.

I was listening to a radio programme the other day, when chaps were ringing up with their last minute Christmas purchases for their loved one over the years which had included a vacuum cleaner, plastic flowers and a fridge. Most of them said they ended up cooking the Christmas lunch
after handing their gifts over. One thing they all had in common was that never again were they going to leave it to the last minute but take
time to think about the person and what would be the right gift.

We all appear to operate at 100mph and this gives us little time to stop and take a long hard look at what we’ve got, particularly with our businesses.

For the last 24 months, the industry has been sailing through a storm and while the waters are by no means calm, the waves seem to be less violent. So as we move to a new year what better time to spend some time looking at your business.

Where do you see it moving in the next 12 months? What works well? What do you and your team need to change?

Think about your IT support and if it’s doing all it could to make your business run smoothly, take care of your clients and drive up revenue opportunities. If it’s not, maybe it’s time for a change. Take some time to speak to the right people and get your decision right first time. Happy
Christmas.

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