June 4, 2020

Hi Holly,

How are things going in your neck of the woods? Most of us are moving into some phase of reopening our businesses and the challenges we face can be daunting. The most important thing to remember is … You are in control.

I’m dedicating this month’s newsletter to helping you re-gain (or maintain) control of what happens as things begin to change and move forward. Your clients are counting on you for guidance and confidence in how their projects can move ahead. Your employees are looking to you to keep their jobs secure and their lives intact. It’s a lot of pressure! But you didn’t get where you are by letting others make the hard decisions for you, right?

You’ll also find links to some great resource articles below that will help you as you move into the “next normal”, work remotely with your team and more.

Here’s to courage, confidence and taking control!

To your success,


Holly Bailey
Bailey Engineering

Even in Uncertain Times — YOU Are in Control

Getting back to some semblance of normalcy requires taking control of your life and your business. You can’t just sit back and wait for things to happen — because no one knows how things are going.

Years ago, my husband worked for a very large corporation with facilities in multiple locations. A situation arose where his skill set was needed for a project going on at a different facility, so they “temporarily” sent him there. He was allowed to come home every other weekend and it was only supposed to be for 3 months — not so bad. At the 4 month mark, he started asking questions and discovered the team wanted him there for at least another couple months – and since it was the beginning of summer, we decided the kids would spend the summer with him in his rental cottage on a lake and I would travel on the weekends to visit. At the 6 month mark, we understood they either had to transfer him or bring him back. They weren’t saying anything! So…he told the team up there they needed him back in Florida and told his boss in Florida he would be back on the 6th and voila, he was back! Sometimes you just have to take action yourself.

This is one of those times! Even if you are a solopreneur — YOU are still in control of your business.

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As we work toward our “next normal” here are some informative articles I think you’ll find helpful:

This is a really neat article from INC. on how some unique VIRTUAL group activities can lead to stress relief and collaboration freedom with working teams. Think on the possibilities with people you know and work with. Read the article here.

Imagine being intentional - using your ZOOM background to either create fun, excitement, comfort or even to be part of the ice breaker for your next meetingRead the article here.

Success stories about small businesses who are figuring out how to make things work with the help of their Chambers and other community members, can be very uplifting to people feeling like nothing is working. Here is an example you could use. Read the article here.

And finally, a REALLY great list of things ANY team or group of people can use to work together better, but especially with TEAMS working remotely — some great ideas to do it WELL. Read the article here.


I’ll be offering an opportunity where you can ask questions, connect with others like us and be part of REOPENING WELL!

Watch your inbox for details coming very soon.


Holly Bailey is a Small Engineering Business Owner / Engineer who works with other small professional services Business Owners, who have struggled to grow their firms while maintaining their high quality reputation and quality services.

She helps them break barriers to move their business to the next level with excellence and control.

Holly believes small professional services firms can provide the best value and customized services to their clients, when they are not struggling with the growth and administration issues that secure the future of their business.

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