Recorded in April 2017, this webinar series includes short trainings and live interviews with host Diana Southall designed for the small business owner or manager. Our speakers share their proven client strategies to add more sales, create smoother systems, build a better team, to ultimately grow profits and have more free time. Just click on […]
I often spend time with clients and other business owners who are full of ideas– so many they don’t know where to start, or they starting working on 2 (or 10) without much progress. Their head and office notebooks are littered with the ghosts of projects past. I heard another business owner Amy call this being […]
Over the years, you built your small business on step at a time. Your hired more staff to sell and service your clients, then you added an office manager and/or an accounting manager. With each hire you expected to get “freed up” to act like an owner, not an employee. Yet you are “crazy busy” every day– getting sales, monitoring […]
If your firm lacks these 7 systems, it creates a bottleneck that flattens sales, prevents great customer experiences, and reduces profits.
Most small business owners want two things from their business- a reasonable Profit for all their hard work, and the freedom to enjoy their Personal life (both in the business and outside it).
However, they often neglect the 3 other P’s that will create the Profit and Personal life they want.
I do it, you do, everyone (except the birds and bees) does it… spend time on the WRONG things. Managers and owners spend our time coaching and training our People to be more focused, more effective, more productive… but are we? As a fan and follower of Laura Stack (the self-proclaimed “Productivity Pro”), I was […]
As another calendar year winds down, many organizations are focused on a strong finish to this year and planning for the next one. Typically this centers on the financial side of the business. As you do your year-end de-briefing, why don’t you also ask yourself “What did I enjoy this year? Did I make the impact I […]
Business Planning: There are several essential planning documents to systematically craft, communicate and implement a roadmap and key results: One-page strategic plan (5 year) Annual budget and with annual goals and 3-4 key projects (rocks) Monthly company dashboard Sales plan and process Outside Resources These links are for resources from several groups that work with high growth […]
- 8 Reasons You Don’t Have a Reliable TeamMay 15, 2017 - 1:26 pm
The (busy) life of a small business owner When you started (or joined) your business, you did a lot of work yourself. As the business grew, you added staff to take care of the daily “work” yet you never seem able to get yourself out of everyday responsibilities. Your days are busy but progress is […]