Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Year End Report

Three hundred and sixty five days have passed and at midnight, 12/31/13, they become history. All that happened this year has had some effect in our industry. But what has occurred in the past cannot be changed. It is over! We have made mistakes and we have had successes.

However, we have the ability NOT to make the same mistakes in 2014! So I recommend that when making your plans for the New Year, sit down, relax, and think about what you did NOT do. Find why you may have missed opportunities.

My major disappointment this year was that despite so much effort, we, as an industry, could not get our Congressmen to pass this bill. It is currently still sitting in committee. It must be passed ASAP!

I have had the good fortune over the past 60+ years to work with dealers and speak at many state association and Medtrade meetings. However, I am fortunate that I have been invited to be the GOOD WILL AMBASSADOR for Medtrade. In tomorrow’s blog, the first for 2014, I will prepare a list of some opportunities and recommendations showing how you can work and learn from peers. Everything else that happened in 2013 repeats all of the negatives that have accumulated in the past.

The most refreshing and critical happening in 2013 was the election of Tom Ryan to head up AAHomecare. I have known him for many, many years and I have much confidence in his leadership and ability to approach and resolve problems. 

I will only add one other thought to have in this blog.

“Did you prepare a new business plan for year 2014?”

Have you reviewed your plans with all of your staff? Have you asked your accountant to study it? Remember the “business plan” you write will be the map to guide you throughout the year!

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