But what if your business is based on unique products or specialized services? Maybe now is the perfect time to mix up that secret sauce. (Another way to say CHANGE is good.) If you're a clothing retailer and you've broadened into too many lines, cut back and refocus on your core strengths. Tap into your emotional intelligence and let go of the fear. You can do this.
If you're in a service industry - say homestaging or wardrobe consulting or running a yoga studio or financial services - it's imperative to treat each and every existing customer like she is the most important. Cut back on your advertising focused on new client attraction and spend those dollars keeping your existing customers as raving fans. What could you do for your existing customer today?
It's tough out there. It breaks my heart to see small businesses struggling, across the country. You can make it through this. Remember, hurdles are for jumping and being open to change - especially if you've lost sight of your primary business strengths or products - will make sure you're still standing when the brighter days arrive.
And, you'll be stronger than ever, as long as you remember your secret sauce!