Making Wiser Decisions

As you manage your business, you will be faced with important decisions that may impact the future of your company. This may seem stressful, but keep these tips in mind and you’ll find yourself making wiser decisions in no time.

Making Wiser Decisions

  1. Define, as specifically as possible, what the decision is that needs to be made. Is this really your decision or someone else’s? Do you really need to make a decision? (If you do not have at least two options, there is no decision to be made.) When does the decision need to be made? Why is this decision important to you?

  2. Brainstorm, and write down as many alternatives as you can think of. Be sure to use your resources (experienced friends and family, the Internet, etc.) to find out more about the implications of each option.

  3. Visualize the outcome of each alternative. Do you feel more satisfied with one outcome than with the others?

  4. Do a reality check. Cross off those alternatives that most likely will not occur.

  5. Once you have made your decision, get moving on it. Worrying or second-guessing yourself will only cause stress. You have done your very best. Remember, no decision is set in stone!

Check out the SBA website on additional tips to help you in your decision making.  Remember our Small Business Counselors are here to assist you in making wiser decisions and staying on track, set up an appointment today.

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