The year 2022 has presented significant challenges for many businesses, particularly those experiencing rapid growth. The issues of supply chain disruption, limited access to skilled labour, and emerging technology have pushed business owners to their limits, testing their personal resilience.

These challenges have been even more difficult for businesses that have plateaued or declined in the last two years. However, despite these challenges, 2022 has also provided a platform from which many businesses can springboard in 2023. Business owners have realized that they can quickly adapt and pivot to address changing business conditions, giving them a competitive edge.

The past three years of disruption and uncertainty have created some incredible opportunities, such as the ability to deliver digital services to a global audience.

The pandemic has also resulted in some competitors exiting the market, presenting opportunities for businesses to acquire smaller companies and expand their reach and product offerings.

Additionally, the global skills shortage resulting from baby boomers leaving the workforce makes it critical for businesses to focus on attraction and retention strategies to gain a competitive advantage. The challenge of reduced access to labour has also allowed some companies to improve efficiency and productivity by leveraging technology.

Whether your business has thrived, plateaued, or declined in 2022, it is essential to start planning for 2023 now to take advantage of emerging opportunities. Waiting until February 2023 is not advisable. We will continue to provide resources on this topic to help you achieve unparalleled success in 2023. Don't forget to subscribe to our regular updates to stay informed about new insights, trends, tools, and programs that can support your journey.



Leadership Vision Map 2023

Building a vision for your Leadership in 2023 is an important component of setting yourself and yAour business up for success.

Given the current climate of anxiety, stress, overwork and the challenges of attracting and retaining quality skilled people, I believe that Leadership could become a key competitive advantage in 2023 and beyond.

Start your Leadership Plan by using our Leadership Vision Map to define some critical components. It's all explained in the video and attached PowerPoint presentation. You will also find links to our Diagnostics that may help with an assessment of where you are now.

Understand your Business and build a plan

If you are a small business owner or solopreneur the leverage your time and energy by using our Business Accelerator Program to give you a deeper understanding of the key issues and to help you build a clear plan to address them.

Understand your key issues

The first step in the planning process is to understand where you are NOW. A simple way to do this is to leverage our free Business Diagnostic Tools to understand the key issues impacting your business from a number of perspectives. There are 19 Diagnostics to choose from and you can do any or all of them - its your choice. If you only do one Diagnostic them my suggestion is that you do the Growth and Profit Diagnostic. Each diagnostic will ask you a series of simple questions and you will give your response a s a rating. There is no need to divulge commercially sensitive information and all assessments are confidential between yourself and Russ Cummings.

Time To Thrive Guide

This comprehensive guide will step you through the process of setting your business up to thrive in 2023. Use this in conjunction with our Time to Thrive Checklist (below).

Time To Thrive Guide Checklist

Use this checklist and the links to various resources (including the Time to Thrive Guide) to work through the process of working on your business for 2023.

Time To Thrive Recorded Webinar

Watch this insightful webinar on making the most of your business in 2023

Marketing for Growth

Subscribe to our 6-part Video series where we explore a range of marketing issues from basic concepts to product strategies, to pricing, to traditional marketing and digital marketing.

90 Day Contact Program

The One thing you MUST do to grow your business is establish a 90 DAY CONTACT PROGRAM.

Simple Sales Skills Course

Subscribe to our FREE 5-part Video training series focused on improving your sales skills using proven techniques and processes.


Mapping your Leadership Vision for 2023

As part of our 2023: Time to Thrive Program, this short video discusses the key elements for building a clear Leadership Vision for you and your business.

Business Environment Changes

In this short video, Russell Cummings explores one of the tools for defining business context.


Lessons Learnt 1 - Marketing and Promotion

In this video series, Business Coach, Russell Cummings, will draw on his 37 years experience as an advisor to business (and successful business owner) to highlight some key Lessons Learnt. Today's video explores 3 key tips in marketing and promotion. Visit www.shifft.com.au for more marketing resources, including our free online Marketing Course.

Lessons Learnt 2 - Sales and Networking

Over the last 37 years as a Management Consultant, these are some of the lessons I've learnt about Sales and Networking. This is the second video in the Lessons Learnt series that highlights key insights in specific areas. More tools, templates and courses at www.shifft.com.au including our FREE online Sales for Growth course.


Accountability 3 most important questions

Personal SWOT Analysis

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