In the next few posts, I would like to share with you 5 business growth strategies that will guarantee business success. Actually, there are ONLY 5 basic strategies for business growth that we can consider. As you read each strategy be thinking about how you can improve on it within your business!
One of the key differentiators between the exceptional business owners and the average business owner is the ability to navigate difficult conversations successfully. As a business and executive coach I see this frequently.
Whether it is a conversation with a customer, a vendor, a partner, or an employee, from time to time we all find ourselves in the middle of a difficult conversation. This becomes even more acute when we have family members working in our businesses. We must know how to have a difficult conversation when the time arises.
Are you enjoying the freedom you deserve as a business owner? Are you still having fun? Are you making the money you had hoped to make when you started your business, or are you working too much for too little return?
If you are not experiencing the freedom, fun, or fortune that you hoped for, you may be experiencing the business owner blues!
Your annual business growth plan is critical to the consistent, healthy growth of your business. I hope you will overcome the barriers and go into the new year with a solid plan for growth.
I have already identified the 3 Parts of an Annual Business Growth Plan. They are: Your Marketing Plan (with particular focus on your Marketing Calendar), Your Budget (or Financial Plan), and Your Organizational Improvement Plan. Here I want to look more closely at Your Organizational Improvement Plan.
I want to share with you today about how to create a turn key business, and specifically, I want to talk about the 5 Components of a Turn Key Business.
Great business leaders build great businesses that can run without them. That’s what I encourage all the business owners I work with to work toward. To create a business that can function and perform consistently and predictably, without their constant presence and their constant attention.
At the heart of a turn-key business is the operations manual. It is the authoritative source for defining how things are done in your company. This tool provides your employees with the guidance they need to operate your business with confidence and independence. It is the single-point reference for everything your employees need to know. Thus it should be the first thing that new employees are trained on. It should also be the source for ongoing reminders and training within your organization.
Every small business needs a written operations manual. It is absolutely essential. It does not have to be large and comprehensive, it just needs to be useful. Here are 5 reasons why your business needs this.