My client Greg was feeling totally overwhelmed with running his business; ensuring the quality of his products, managing his staff, keeping his clients happy, keeping up with the invoicing, admin, marketing and all the other essential things.
So when I sat down with him to make a plan to lighten his load, so that he could scale his business I thought he’d need a hiring plan, then he told me there were four office based staff as well as his manufacturing team!
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When I worked corporately, we would always talk to potential clients about being their critical friend as well as their strategic partner. We wanted them to know that while we might highlight any issues within their organisation, we were there to help find a solution. It wasn’t about fault, it was about improvement. Read More
I have a confession to make, over the years of running my business, I’ve been tempted by the idea of going back into the corporate world. I loved working in HR, seeing the world and getting to grips with the nuances of various industries, being part of a wider team and knowing that I could always get help with the hard stuff.
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Do you count the cost of reactive versus proactive action? Not taking proactive action will affect your business! Doing nothing could cost you your business, are you willing to take that risk? Read More
Whether I’ve been consulting on changes and opportunities that come about from business growth, or the need to save money and create efficiencies. Reactions aren’t always what you expect. How do you do change management is a way that is received positively … Read More
It is really hard effectively recruit, set objectives and monitor success without having an up to date job description as a foundation document. Also when dealing with under-performing staff it is important that their job descriptions are correct, as you could be disciplining then for under-performing a task that they morphed into with no training or support. Read More
As small business owners we don’t focus so much on the culture internally but the brand externally, especially as initially we don’t have a team, but if we consider the environment we wish to cultivate before we begin adding to our teams, it will influence the way to recruit, who we recruit and how we communicate. Read More
How determined are you? Do you have waht it takes to push through the obstacles that life throws at you? Read More
How do you view your business? Do you switch perspectives, so you can see things from you clients and teams point of view. Here's why its important to shift your perspective ... Read More
Are you assessing the progress of your business and reviewing what is working? find out why this is vital to your success ... Read More
Business Success inevitably means some growing pains, we share our experience and some tips ... Read More