Focus on Business This Summer

Some small businesses shut their doors—or mentally check out—during the summer. But companies that do so will leave new business on the table, says Tom Hall, a serial entrepreneur and principal of Tucker/Hall, a crisis communications company in Tampa. Hall recently co-authored a book, Ruthless Focus: How to Use Key Core Strategies to Grow Your Business, with leadership expert Wally Bock. Hall spoke with Smart Answers columnist Karen E. Klein about the importance of pushing business forward and avoiding the summer doldrums. Edited excerpts of their conversation follow.

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