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Start Thinking about 2011 Now

 

October starts the last quarter for 2010. A time when you need to start compiling your business numbers, looking at your current goals and start making plans for 2011. By the end of December you will need to know all your numbers to benchmark this year in order to set your new goals for 2011.

 

Don’t wait for the beginning of 2011 to begin thinking about new goals and new strategies. The more thought and work you put into where you are today will determine where you are headed in 2011 and beyond. Success is all about planning, and I am talking about written planning. A plan is not a plan unless it is written down.

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Good advice! Joe how have you sales been this year compared to last year?

 

We were 6% ahead of last year at the end of Aug. My goal was 8%. Sept has been weak, although. I still project we will hit our target. The 4th quarter for us is usually stong. I expect a big bounce toward the end of the year, people are holding back right now, but they will need to get their cars ready once the seasons change.

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Joe, to me those sound like great results. We were up 7% through the end of August. September has been strong until the last week. The high heat has helped our business this year.

 

Yes, I am not complaining, especially in this economy. Many shops around the country are suffering. 7% is great, September has always been a mixed month for us, this year was one of the weakest. But, I am not really concerned.

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