Friday, February 15, 2019 / by Vanessa Saunders
We receive a monthly newsletter from an insurance company we use. This month's edition contained an article entitled "Five Signs Your Small Business Is Becoming Irrelevant, and What You Can Do About It." It was a nice article and, among other things, the author suggested I watch for shifting trends, notice any slowdown in sales or an up-tick in un-answerable customer requests, and suggested I re-discover my direction and avoid complacency.
But there must be some other warning signs my small company is about become the next Enron. Here are my five:
Top five signs your real estate business is becoming irrelevant:
1. FedEx no longer slows down the truck to deliver your office supplies.
2. Clients keep getting you mixed up with Blockbuster.
3. You overheard your banker referring to you as "Mister Ninety Two Percent"
4. All your listings are for sale "As Is."
5. Your Facebook page has been blocked by Internet trolls.
Now if you'll excuse me, I need to go outside and stand on the street corner for a while. I'm expecting a package from FedEx.