Business Toolbox For a Professional or Shade Tree Mechanic?
The difference between a professional mechanic and your friend working on cars in the front drive is obvious. What may not be so easy to see is just how many quality tools are in your Business Toolbox. Most mechanics worth their salt use only professional grade tools. Craftsman, MAC, and Snap-On are quality brands that all mechanics are familiar with. Just like those professionals, you need a toolbox full of quality tools that you can rely on. The only real issue is what kind of tools do you have in your box?
Use a Bigger Hammer or A Better One?
Outfitting your Business Toolbox is a unique task. The tools you have at your disposal will, in many cases, depend on what it is your business does. You don’t necessarily need a bigger hammer, just one that does what you need it to do. The Nevada Small Business Development Center is a great place to start in assembling your business toolbox. They have a plethora of resources and links to help you decide which tools are most important to you. Whether your tools include blogs, web videos, preferred vendor lists or something as simple as a business card. You can outfit your toolbox with exactly the items that specifically help you succeed.
Your Most Important Tool
The most important tool in your toolbox should be obvious: YOU! With that said, while you can have a huge garage filling toolbox, it isn’t needed. Having a few key resources available to help your customers, your staff or your suppliers could be the answer. Here at The Beacon Center, our most important tools are a Vendor Referral List and an Operations Manual for our guests. Both are invaluable tools for our operation. Our Preferred Vendor List is vetted and reviewed, so we can personally vouch for those other businesses we refer our customers to. Our Operations Manual contains key information for our renters when they arrive. We maintain room layout charts, passwords for WiFi and instructions for audiovisual equipment.
No matter what you do or how you do it, you need tools to help you run your operation. It is up to you which tools you need and even more so, how to use them.