Sonoma County: News and Notes

We are coming to the end of the year and as I said last week it is time to take stock and time to look forward. The best way to look forward is to set up controls that allow you to be a success. The first step in this is to have an Annual Operating Plan for your Business. Unlike a larger Business Plan, an Annual Plan provides very specific ideas of what will make your business work over the next 12 months. If you are interested in such a plan and don't know where to start, contact me at A properly executed plan will more than pay for itself! If you want to understand the service better, then click HERE. We also take this time to spend quality time with our friends and family. One of the biggest issues in Small Business is the time that it takes away from them in many cases. One example of this is when we come to this time of year. Some business owners are busy this - especially in Retail. For many businesses, this time of year is quite slow. Yet, owners can't take the time off. They let their employees go but they stay. If this is a problem in a business that you know, then Business Coaching can be a path forward to them getting a balance in their work and life.

The good news in Sonoma County is that we finally have rain! Now, I am not sure it was necessary to get all the rain we needed in 1 day but we can't choose how it will come. This is good news for the local economy from the Vineyards to the Wineries as well as the Breweries, Distilleries and Food Processors. These make up the largest chunks of our local economy so it will serve us all well.  One other piece of good news lately has been the restart of significant housing construction.  With the growth Rohnert Park over the near future, this is great news for us all as well.

Also over the next year or so, we should finally be done with some transportation improvements.  The 101 expansion should finally be done as well as the Airport upgrade. On top of that, the SMART train should begin service.

So over the next week, stay dry and have some good family time. Don't over eat and stay safe. Have a great Holiday!

Jim Sackman Focal Point Business Coaching Change Your Business - Change Your Life! Business Coaching, Sales Training, Marketing Consultant, Behavioral Assessments, Business Planning