In Today's Environment

In today’s environment, it’s imperative that we focus our thoughts and efforts when it comes to running a business. With the pandemic changing business operations almost weekly, it’s beyond hard to keep every day routines and procedures running smoothly.

When it comes to how many small businesses have failed during the pandemic, no one is sure because the data is scarce. However, the data that is available is concerning. According to Yelp, out of the 80,000 small companies KNOWN to have permanently closed from March through July, the majority of them were local.

As concerning as that is, 64% of small businesses polled by CNBC say they COULD survive another year under current conditions.

That is why we must buckle down and focus. We don’t want your business to be a part of a negative statistic from this pandemic. We want you to rise above this mayhem. To help inspire successful energy we’ve found a few quotes to dive you:


“My formula for success is fairly simple: Come early. Stay late. Work Hard. Play by the rules, never cheating to win. Stay physically fit. I promise you, you’ll beat the competition, and have fun doing it.” - Boone Pickens.

“Singleness of purpose is one of the chief essentials for success in life, no matter what may be one’s aim.” - John D. Rockefeller, Jr.

“You must be single minded. Drive for one thing on which you have decided.” - George S. Patton

“What do I mean by concentration? I mean focusing totally on the business at hand and commanding your body to do exactly what you want it to do.” - Arnold Palmer

“When every physical and mental resource is focused, one’s power to solve a problem multiplies tremendously.” - Norman Vincent Peale

“Concentrate all your thoughts upon the work at hand. The sun’s rays do not burn until brought to a focus.” Alexander Graham Bell


Whenever you are ready to take advantage of everything IMS has to offer your business and help you dominate these turbulent times, our Brokers are waiting for your call.


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