How to Grow Your Business
Are you wanting to grow your business and are stuck? If NO - no need to read on (unless the title is so intriguing that you cannot pass it up), if YES - I have great advice for you and you may not like it. It is likely time for a change...What got you to where you're at today wont always get you where you want to go. How Did You Get Here? As you grew from a team of 1 to a team of 5, 10 or ___ (plug in your company size here) your business needs have changed. What used to be an impromptu team meeting letting the team know what had to get done that week is no longer sufficient. There are now too many moving parts to have "everyone own everything" and more and more issues are popping up with this approach. You've done your best to keep control while growing and are at the point where you know it is time for a change unless you want to work even longer hours. How Do You Grow? The barriers that are holding you back are removeable IF you are willing to make changes on how things are done at your business. This does not mean wiping everything clean and starting with a fresh slate. It means committing to getting you more clarity and focus in your business. By focusing on improving these 5 areas you will be able to grow your company from where you're at today to where you want it to be. Vision - Clarify where you are taking your business and share it regularily with your entire team. This should not be a top secret mission, it should be in your mind as you're making decisions daily. Plan - Layout the Strategies & Goals that will get you where you want to go. You're a small company, which means you need to have great focus in order to have a great impact. Get everyone on the same page with your strategies and goals for the year and update them each quarter with what your focus will be. Execute - Get the right stuff done each day the right way. From meetings to commitments to processes, delivering consistently on the little things will help you reach the big things. Measure - Measure what matters and make decisions with this data. By keeping a close eye on the key numbers in your business, you will know the direction you're trending. More importantly, you can be proactive and make changes when needed. People - Get the right people and the right structure in place to grow. Without the right people in place, your growth is limited. Make sure those people are in the right seats where they have the skills, drive and time needed to succeed. What's Next? If you feel stuck and want a simple framework to help you grow your business - grab some time with me to share more about your situation and how I can help you get more of what you want from your business. Use my Contact page or schedule time directly on my calendar.