2020 and Beyond: Preparing your business for tomorrow, today


Automation is taking over the world! It's not just AI. Change is happening faster than ever before, and it is impacting everything that touches our businesses.

According to the McKinsey Global Institute: Robots could replace 800 million jobs by 2030,
Anything that is routine or repetitive will be automated,” said M Shafik, director of the London School of Economics, during a talk called “Saving Economic Globalization


Customer desires, employee expectations, product innovation, global competition, changing political environment, even some of the basic ‘rules’ of society are shifting almost overnight.

If you are still doing business like you did 5 years ago, STOP IT!

What used to be maybe a 5-year cycle takes about 10 minutes today.

Being an business owner means that you are a creator, a disrupt-er, an actual energy; all led by a purpose. Therefore, we can safely assume that you’ve got this! Change is no big deal, right?

“With everything I have to do today, how can I possibly think about how change will impact the future of my business?”

3 Reasons To Take Time Thinking About Tomorrow, Today

  1. It will be here before we know it, wasn’t it 2000 just last year?

  2. You need to be building a business that is relevant tomorrow and beyond.

  3. To take advantage of opportunities, you must be ready to see the opportunities, and to move on them.

The essential skills identified in the Shafik article referenced above : independent thinking, teamwork, creativity, research and information synthesis and analysis are required for every business owner. Entrepreneurs do this every day, often without even being aware of it.


Keep reading for a few specifics on how to prepare your business for tomorrow, today.

Where Are You Going?

What’s your 2025 vision? Having at least a 3-year strategy can create amazing opportunities. Got a 10-year dream, even better. Having a destination is the first step in getting there.

What Needs to Change to Get There?

Every business has a bottleneck. That thing that gets in the way of the next opportunity. Sometimes it is something tangible, like equipment or people, and sometimes it is a personal belief for the leader

How Are You Going to Get There?

What is the road you are going to take to achieve your dreams? Highway or back roads, riding your self-powered bicycle or driving a big truck, going alone or taking a full team. Just some of the questions you need to answer to reach your destination.