The Finer Nuances of Crowd Control Barriers

Looking around for the perfect crowd control barriers for your event? A barrier helps to divert vehicle or pedestrian traffic to a particular direction, thus averting chaos and confusion in the given circumstances. There are a variety of crowd control barriers which can be availed according to your requirements. These barriers are normally crafted in such a way so as to ensure maximum flexibility which ensures they can be removed or installed with less hassle whenever the need arises. They come in useful to barricade a particular place, assign construction sites, craft pedestrian railings, and control traffic. You will be pleasantly surprised to know crowd control barriers come in a wonderful array of designs, dimensions, and materials. These barriers span all fields like construction, political events, and enforcement of law situations, industries and security measures.

The Steel Barriers

Choosing the right type of barrier depends on your requirements. Steel barriers were the order of the day around two decades ago. They were seen regularly at all sporting events, parades, concerts, conventions, and festivals. Available in a stunning variety of models and designs of various qualities, these steel barriers still continues to be a real boon for so many occasions.

Affordable Concrete Barriers

Yet another kind of barrier which is extremely popular is concrete barrier. A concrete barrier is an ideal solution for excellent protection to roadways, buildings, and all kinds of structures. These barriers are ideal for provision of safety of the public, the top priority aspect as far as corporate and government institutions are concerned.

Concrete jersey barriers are also perfect to control vehicles on national highways and prove to be a great help in lowering danger for two wheeler riders. They come in extremely useful to better the flow of traffic in areas like open car parking and can also be used as dividers too. Mostly these barriers are manufactured from reinforced steel concrete. The durability aspect is also high as they can withstand exposure to natural elements. The good news is they are not very expensive in pricing, implying they provide an excellent economical solution to most crowd controlling issues.

Water-filled Barriers

Yet another popular barrier you can look at is water filled barriers manufactured from UV resistant plastic polyethylene which is recycled and the perfect solution for sporting accessions. These barriers are extremely light and compact making transportation and installation very simple and easy to handle.

What Story Do Your Numbers Tell You?

Every year I’ve done somewhat of a review of my business for the last year. Usually, it’s revolved around revenue, including my most profitable service or program revenue streams and my highest grossing clients. I also plan what programs I’m going to offer in the next 6-12 months, and plan my marketing and launches around that.

Smart business indeed.

Well, as the maximizer that I am, this year I put all of that together and added a few pieces.

Here’s what I have to say about doing the business review. Sometimes, you can be afraid to look at certain things in your business, either because you perceive failure or because you would rather hide your head in the sand.

I’m here to tell you that the numbers have a story to tell, and that story isn’t always a scary one, no matter what fear you might have about knowing the truth.

For example, last year, my revenue pretty much mirrored that of the previous year. At first glance, that does not look good. One of the pieces I added to my yearly review was to look at my success for the year. Well, that included my noting that I had shifted business direction somewhat drastically and almost completely removed one of my largest revenue sources, as it was not in alignment with my purpose.

Here is the real story the numbers told… services and programs that were more in line with what I wanted to offer actually kicked into high gear. Removing what looked to be my most profitable revenue stream did not actually hurt my business (which is why I had put that decision off for so long). So, my annual revenue being the same two years in a row – just that statement – does not tell the whole story.

So, what’s in my yearly review?

Actual revenue from the year before – All year, I track my income according to services, individual programs, and products. So, for the yearly review, I just have to run a simple report from my accounting program. (Yay for simple and easy!) I rank revenue according to largest income source to smallest. Along with the numbers, I also calculate the percentage, because sometimes seeing the numbers a different way tells a different story.

Projected revenue for the coming year – I took last year’s actual revenue and used that as a base for revenue goals for the coming year. Looking at the fact (the story) that one revenue stream was 55% of my entire services and programs, I decided that that was not smart business! One’s business should be more diversified so that if something happens, you don’t have all your eggs in one basket.

Top grossing clients – I ran another report to see who my top grossing clients were. This information can be helpful just to see what people buy, but the bigger reason is to bring in the Pareto Principle, where 20% of your efforts typically result in 80% of the outcome. So those top grossing clients are where you should be spending your efforts and time.

Successes – I am happy to report that my Successes section was much larger than my Challenges section. I can’t stress enough how important this particular piece of the Yearly Review is. I’ve noticed that I keep adding to it as I think of things. I love positive thinking!

Challenges – This section includes just the facts, ma’am. No judgment. This is another place to bring in the story, because sometimes stories are just facts – without the embellishment and perceptions we might attach to them. So, for example, I will go out on a limb and share with you that my subscriber numbers decreased during the year. That is just a fact. I’m not going to attach anxiety or fear of failure to that fact. AND I’m continuing to work on changing that fact.

Thoughts – This section is to note what comes up after reviewing the year, the numbers, and the stories. This includes things like feeling very happy with my new direction, as well as noting that last year my revenue streams were not diversified enough.

Notes for the coming year’s planning – This section is a work in progress. Right now, it includes some broad thoughts, like “I’m hoping that the new schedule I’ve implemented will help me get bigger projects done.” This kind of note may be perfect, or I’ll adjust as I go through the year.

Focus for the coming year – Again, like the Notes section above, this section could be a bit vague. I’m happy to share with you that my three foci are focus (no pun intended), self-care, and financial abundance.

What is the story that your numbers (and review) tell you?

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