JUNE… has been a time for kids to be home, Flags, Fathers, and figuring out the rest of the year!

two children making hotdogs

June is a time for reflection
At the end of this month, we begin the second half of the year. This makes it the perfect time for reflection, renewal, and opportunity for businesses worldwide. As we embark on this phase, it is essential to evaluate our progress, reassess our goals, and adapt to the ever-evolving business landscape. The past months have presented us with unprecedented challenges, pushing us to navigate uncharted territories and embrace new ways of operating. Now is the perfect moment to analyze our achievements, identify areas for improvement, and strategize for the future.

As we enter this next phase, it is crucial to review the objectives we set at the beginning of the year. Celebrate the milestones you have reached and recognize the efforts of your team in overcoming obstacles. Assess which goals were successfully accomplished and determine the factors that contributed to their achievement. Equally important is acknowledging the objectives that were not fully met or require adjustments. Now is the time to recognize that these are not failures, but rather as opportunities for growth and adaptation. Mistakes only become failures if we fail to learn from them.Flexibility and adaptability are the hallmarks of resilient businesses. The current business environment is characterized by rapid changes, unpredictable circumstances, and emerging trends. To thrive in this dynamic landscape, it is crucial to remain agile and open to adjusting your strategies. Analyze the market shifts, consumer behavior patterns, and industry trends that have emerged during the first half of the year. Identify opportunities that align with your business’s strengths and consider making changes to capitalize on them. Embrace innovation, explore new technologies, and be willing to step outside your comfort zone.

Furthermore, the second half of the year offers a chance to realign your business’s focus and priorities. Evaluate your existing processes, systems, and workflows to identify areas that can be streamlined or optimized. Embrace continuous improvement by leveraging feedback from your customers, employees, and other stakeholders. Look for ways to enhance the customer experience, boost operational efficiency, and foster a positive workplace culture. Emphasize collaboration, innovation, and employee development as you strive for excellence.

Remember, success is not a destination but a journey. Embrace the challenges and changes that lie ahead with enthusiasm and a growth mindset. Emphasize effective communication, transparency, and teamwork within your organization to drive progress. By reflecting on past achievements, adapting to new circumstances, and striving for continuous improvement, your business will be well-positioned for success in the second half of the year.

Together, let us navigate the opportunities that lie ahead, seize them with determination, and shape the future of our businesses.

Patrick’s Projects…
Texas Air Products (TAP) is the leading Manufacturer Representative for premier HVAC and Architectural commercial and industrial products in South Texas. The company represents the best-in-class manufacturers and has evolved into a one-stop, full-service provider, delivering solutions to all applications in the industry.  Strottner Designs has been working with TAP for over 7 years and have helped with a complete re-brand, new logo, graphic design and collateral, a new responsive website, social media marketing, and search engine optimization.  They are currently celebrating their 40th year in business. Learn more about Texas Air Products at their website!
The San Antonio Film Festival Returns!
Strottner Designs is proud to once again be a sponsor of the San Antonio Film Festival, which takes place August 1-6, at the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts. You can be a sponsor as well, and help support our city’s artistic community.

Email kurt@strottner.com for rates and more information.
News! And gratuitous animal videos…
There are a variety of topics covered here, and at the end a section of recommendations that we think you’ll enjoy. Also, we asked Keanu to help us express our appreciation for you!
  • Praise the Cameraman really knows how to use a smartphone camera!
  • To be candid, we don’t know how blue became the preferred color for checkmarks, but Gmail is adding them to verify senders.
  • A new drug named Donanemab developed by Eli Lilly has shown success in slowing Alzheimer’s by around one-third, providing hope for a potential breakthrough in Alzheimer’s treatments.
  • This kitten just received its first puppy.
  • The FTC is after Meta again, working to protect the privacy of users that are under 18. New restrictions would ban Meta, which owns Facebook, from profiting off the data collected from minors. It is the third time the agency has taken action against the company for allegedly violating users’ privacy.
  • We’ve been playing with AI, and find it interesting and sometimes fun. We made an AI generated photo with the phrase “sailboat on the ocean with the sun setting next to godzilla,” and here is one of the results (contact us to see the others):
We love recommendations for things, and have been collecting some that we find interesting. Now we want to share them with you!

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