Thanksgiving 2020 – the impact of strategic (or rainy day) planning versus relying on luck can be paramount in the things we are able to be thankful for. 2020 has been challenging to say the least and you’ve likely had to pivot and adapt for your clients and your continued survival in both business and life.
Saving for a rainy day
Smart planning and saving for a rainy day has proven to be the make or break outcome for many businesses.
But even the most prepared, organized people can be caught off guard and put into a difficult financial situation when the unexpected arises.
With Thanksgiving around the corner, reflecting on the things that we are thankful for is more important than ever. If your family is healthy, it’s likely that you consider yourself lucky. You might be among the lucky ones who can be thankful to still be in business, thankful to have avoided terminating staff and proud to be able to support other businesses.
On the other hand there may be a bit more to luck than meets the eye. “Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity”, a pertinent quote by Seneca, a renowned Roman philosopher from the mid 1st century. It turns out some of the old idioms, phrases and sayings are definitely worth their weight in gold.
A penny saved is a penny earned
Hindsight is 2020, but we can still take a chapter from that book and plan for the future. Saving for a rainy day during the pandemic however, is probably not in the cards. That doesn’t mean you can’t consider just one more idiom: a penny saved is a penny earned! Like when our founder put aside the dream of an impressive suite with mahogany furniture, and chose a functional office to do the trick, banking the extra cash for a rainy day.
Why not start with the on hold program on your telephone system and save those pennies on an ongoing basis!
Are you getting value for your money from your current supplier? Do you really need all the bells and whistles promised in an impressive presentation? Or, will your callers be just as happy and just as loyal with professional services that trim the fat to keep costs low?
After all – when you choose On-Hold Marketing, callers will never know how little you paid! Contact us for a quote. You could be enjoying substantial savings without compromising convenience, quality and exceptional customer service.
Twelve years ago, the world went through one of the worst economic disasters of all time – the 2008 Financial Crisis. Once again we’re facing an unexpected and unpredictable economic crisis. This pandemic has taken us all by shock, throwing even careful planning to the wind. Life is unpredictable, and we’re not out of the woods yet by any shake of the stick.
Still, a rainy day fund and a well-planned budget will help you jump the next hurdle that comes your way… your business could even be booming amid all the unfortunate closures. It goes without saying though, that a healthy dose of good luck is never frowned upon!
“Luck? I don’t know anything about luck. I’ve never banked on it and I’m afraid of people who do. Luck to me is something else: Hard work – and realizing what is opportunity and what isn’t.“
– Lucille Ball
Thanksgiving 2020-Rainy Day Planning or Lady Luck? – Copyright On-Hold Marketing 2020