In the previous posts in this series of three Creating change for Small Business Success and Why change is essential for small business survival. we looked at some of the challenges and first steps relating to effective change management strategies that will deliver results and small business success.

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3 mistakes to avoid when making business change

In the previous posts in this series of three Creating change for Home Business Success and Why Change is Essential for Home Business Survival we looked at some of the challenges and first steps relating to effective change management strategies that will deliver results and home business success.

3 mistakes small business owners make when making change3 Common Mistakes

In this post we are going to focus on mistakes that stop home business owners making change that delivers consistent and sustainable results. There are, of course, many but here are three common ones:

1. Impulse changes.

When a situation arises it is easy to just focus on what needs changing about that situation in isolation. This leads to making impulse changes without considering the knock on effect for other areas of your business and lifestyle.

Tip – always ensure that changes are linked to your vision and are part of a strategic change management plan.

2. Doing nothing!

Many home business owners keep doing the same things they have been doing for years even though it isn’t delivering the results they want and is damaging their potential for success. This is often a symptom of not knowing how to make change that really delivers results. Not knowing how to do something doesn’t mean you should do nothing.

Tip – if you don’t know how to make change happen, just take a first step – get help, do some research, get training. DO SOMETHING! Don’t get caught up by having to know all the answers before you start. Taking the first step will lead to the next steps.
Remember:

Take the first step in faith. You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step – Martin Luther King, Jr.

3. No follow up.

If you are going to make a change but not monitor what impact it has on your business then you are not going to maximise the potential for successful change and results.

Tip – always follow the mantra Measure-Review-Take Action-Repeat

Avoiding these common mistakes will significantly increase your effectiveness at making change that delivers consistent and sustainable results.

This is post three in a series of three. Post one Creating change for Home Business Success Post two Why Change is Essential for Home Business Survival

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