2016 will undoubtedly be remembered as being the year of CHANGE. But, to quote Charles Darwin, ‘It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.’
Brexit isn’t the reason businesses need to look at themselves right now – although it has given fresh impetus to some; as Richard Branson has pointed out: ‘Every success story is a tale of constant adaption, revision and change. A company that stands still will soon be forgotten.’
Young entrepreneurs with Start-ups should already be acutely aware that a business plan is essential to check and measure how things are going; whether that new product idea is working, or that marketing campaign – or the way staff are recruited. Everything in business should be measured.
If you haven’t got – or haven’t updated your business plan recently – do it now. Change is a necessary part of business life – embrace it and don’t be a victim.