Small but Brilliant Tips!

Mar 01, 2002

Business Gems

Review Your 2002 Resolutions

Now that we’re nearing the end of the first quarter, it’s time to dig out those resolutions you made back in January and frankly assess how well you’ve done so far. Are you on track with the goals you set for your facility? How are your various employee teams doing? Are your customers happy?

Don’t forget that an essential ingredient in goal attainment is reviewing and refining the list every so often. Add it to your calendar and make sure you get it done!

Don’t Make Do

Is there a piece of equipment in your club or in the office that’s inconveniencing clients or interfering with your daily duties? Or are you lacking a computer or other technology that would make you more productive? Whether the cushions are worn on the weight benches or your fax is just plain antiquated, stop putting off fixing the problem and do what’s necessary to correct things. The irritation of making do just isn’t worth it.

Source: Small Business: Canada,

Network and Revitalize

If you’re not a member of a business group in your community, perhaps it’s time you considered joining one. There’s nothing like talking to other business owners to help you spark fresh ideas, revive and improve old ones or simply make valuable contacts. Whether it’s a group whose objective is networking or one that’s dedicated to small business—either in person or online—the energy and ideas of other professionals are sure to infuse you with excitement for your own business.

Source: Small Business: Canada,


  • "Predicting the future is easy. It's trying to figure out what's going on now that's hard."
    -Fritz R.S. Dressler
  • "The fastest way to learn is to discover a person or group which reaches totally different conslusions than your own when looking at the same reality."
    -Robert Theobald
  • "It is not the impossibilities which fill us with the deepest despair, but possibilities which we have failed to realize."
    -Robert Mallet
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