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You’re probably thinking, “What do pumpkins have to do with business?” Actually, farming philosophies have long been noted to be highly transferable to the business world.
If you do everything just right and it was indeed a great idea, then you’ll see your business grow. Of course, it’s not as easy as it sounds. Of all the new start-ups each year, only about 20 percent survive to the five-year mark. And there are lots of reasons why your business might fail, including:
Mike Michalowicz has written a great book called “The Pumpkin Plan.” In it, he describes what happened when he was trying to build his first business. He was working 24 hours a day and doing everything people told him would make a successful business. And yet, still struggling to survive.
Then one day, Mike read an article about a local farmer who was dedicated to growing the largest pumpkins in his state. This farmer not only worked hard, but he had outlined some real tangible steps that would produce healthy, large pumpkins. As Mike studied this farmer’s plan, he realized that it could work for a business as well. He put together 7 steps to grow a successful business and his ideas were so effective that his friends wanted to learn how to do this as well.
That’s when he wrote the book, “The Pumpkin Plan.” It’s a great read and it outlines some very common sense things that anyone can do to ensure success in business. Take a look!
As Mike followed these steps, his business began to grow. He didn’t have to work 24 hours a day anymore. Finally, he challenged his friends to try these 7 steps and see whether they would work for their business. Many reported good success. Though the strategies are fairly simple, they do actually work in many cases.
One thing Mike loved about the pumpkin plan was that he could actually watch everything unfolding just the way you can watch a pumpkin growing on the vine. Each day, it gets bigger and healthier. All you have to do is get the soil, water and sunlight conditions just right and plant healthy seeds.
Below is a brief outline of the 7 steps. To get the full effect, it’s best to get a copy of his book and read the whole thing.
Why not check out The Pumpkin Plan for yourself? This book could be just what you’re looking for to help you build a profitable company. The right technology can also help your business get where it needs to be. Colorado Computer Support can help you select the right applications, computers, and networking equipment to improve employee productivity and better serve your customers. Contact us to learn more.
If you liked this article, there are many other helpful business and IT tips on our Blog. Here are a few examples that should help you grow your business in Colorado Springs like a pumpkin!