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Like video games? Your small business is more like one than you think.

Like video games?  Your small business is more like one than you think.

I grew up being among the first generation of video game players.  To be honest, I still dabble with them when I’m bored.  The evolution of the games has been amazing to see.  But what I have not enjoyed is the evolution of the controllers.  What started as a knob that I could rotate to move a cursor up and down the screen (Pong), has become an assembly of buttons, triggers, and joysticks (PS4) that I rarely know how to operate correctly.  It’s overwhelming to try and figure out the thousands of combinations you have to instantly create to be successful in playing a video game today. 

Do OVER! You can call one for your small business anytime

Do OVER! You can call one for your small business anytime

It’s New Year’s Eve and I often take time to reflect on the previous year.  I call it an After Action Review, from my time in the Army.  It gives me a chance to look at what went right, what went wrong, and what I could do differently.  The do differently part is always the most exciting, mainly because I get a “do over”.

It’s interesting to watch children at play and see something that obviously doesn’t go their way, or causes disruption in the cadence of their game.  They defer to the most simple of concepts and call a “do over” to remedy the situation.  The “do over” is probably the single most overlooked solution by adults running a small business.  If things aren’t going your way, just call a “do over”.