While many are still running “mean and lean,” they continue to explore new opportunities to expand their portfolios with new applications and services, creating additional revenue streams that compliment their existing business. Some have implemented improvements in their workflow and work process, resulting in a much more streamlined approach, improving efficiencies, and cutting costs.
For most, the ability to control and maintain the business they have by focusing on core competencies remains a priority. The signs for recovery are starting to show a glimmer of encouragement, although there is still a long way to go.
Moving into 2010 we will focus on how we can “Make a Difference” and continue to provide programs and events that will enable our owners not only to survive, but thrive. Our marketing and educational programs, as well as our executive conference this year, are designed to help each and every owner to make a difference—in their centers, with their clients, in their sales and marketing efforts, and more.
We continue to work with our preferred vendor partners and others to assist in bringing many opportunities to fruition this year. Together, we can provide the tools needed to help our owners grow their businesses and strengthen their bottom lines.