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Whatever camp you’re in you can’t fail to notice the increasing talk of recession and ongoing coverage of rising fuel prices, the credit crunch and instability in the housing market.
It isn’t just the estate agents feeling the pinch. There are a number of trades which rely on house sales and each is beginning to feel the problem already. Trades suffering include: Removals, Conveyancing Departments, Property Developers, Building and Construction companies and even garden centres.
In any business you want to make sure that the efforts you are putting in are worthwhile, achieving the maximum return for the effort applied. However, many businesses are guilty of spending just 20% of there time on things that actually deliver effectiveness.
Take time to sit down and evaluate where you are, where you want to get to and what you are going to do to get there. During the process try and establish firm goals for your business such as; increase customer base by 10% or cut costs by 20%.
With modern technology there are many ways that businesses can improve efficiency through automation of standard processes. Some processes are more complex than others but by sitting down and thrashing out what is involved in each series of processes, and the standard elements of them, it is often possible to automate parts or all of the process.