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Put off until tomorrow what you can do today!

April 27, 2011 Leave a comment

That’s correct, you read it right, your eyes weren’t playing tricks on you. So why this title?

I was thinking about business and their reluctance, at times, to do certain tasks immediately, but instead, setting them aside for another day. It also made me ponder whether this attitude is in fact a national habit! Do other countries have this similar trait?

So what made me pose the question? Well, like many of us, I have spoken to businesses, waited on them to respond to me, waited for deliveries that never appear, workmen that don’t show on time yet think nothing to call, apologise and even re-schedule. No doubt we’ve all had these experiences. I’m just astounded though, that so many businesses can still be in operation with this level of customer apathy.

It has made me scrutinise my own area of work and the business that I provide. Being a service provider there can often be a reluctance to fully comprehend that sometimes, putting off until tomorrow may very well lead to higher costs and missed opportunities.

Take my own businessFree Business Energy Bill Review Service. We do exactly what it says on the tin. We’ll review your existing energy bill to make sure that you are paying the best (lowest) possible rates. We’ll even switch it for you, upon your say so. We do this free of charge and you don’t pay us a penny.

Perhaps it sounds too good to be true, I’m sure it does, however, wouldn’t it be worth using this service to find out whether or not you can in fact reduce your rates and consequently save your business £££’s? And, if you do put off until tomorrow, you may find the energy rates have just gone up – a missed opportunity!

Now what business doesn’t want to save money, especially in these economic times?

How about the example that I saved one business over £20,000!

Yes, by not being on a contract they were paying over 40% more than they should have been.

Another company was saved £3,000, again, due to not being in a contract and consequently paying higher ‘out-of-contract’ rates.

This brings me back to my original question: Why do businesses put off until tomorrow, what they could do today?

Can they ever change? Is it just the SME market that has this attitude or also the larger organisations?

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