Say, just how competitive is your business anyway?
To be successful, a business must be competitive. Is yours? Here are some ways to assess this: First, examine your operating environment. Anything from severe weather to a sudden change in buying trends could affect competitiveness. Next, identify important tangible and intangible resources. Technological obsolescence, for example, could change everything. Then look at the strength of your leadership team. Flagging employee morale could leave you struggling. Last, evaluate relationships with suppliers, customers and regulators. Make sure all are in good shape.