A good strong leader will be the solid foundation that their team needs. Working through these three points will help you move towards becoming the leader your business needs you to be.
So, even though a high staff turnover will probably not be the recommended model for most businesses, there are certainly benefits to it, and lessons that we can learn to make our business just so much stronger and robust and set to grow. People are the core of any business, and with the opportunity to gain great new people your business can only get better!
Truly letting go of your business can be tough, but rapidly changing workplace environments have created the need for a more hands-off approach. This is not always easy. If you started your business to share your expert knowledge, chances are you’re passionate about...
As you take the time to lay the right foundation for your startup, you’ll be able to create a framework that helps you build up your strengths and overcome your weaknesses. By ensuring that your growing business is truly prepared to scale, you’ll enjoy long-term success as you grow your business.
So there you have it, four important areas to look at for sustaining and scaling the growth in your business. By getting this right, you will see an improvement across your business, and that growth will keep on going.
I have had a lot of business owners asking me lately about the best time to access the services we offer here. You might be surprised to know that there are times I turn people away because they are just not ready to make the most of the work we would do together....
Today I want to look at four specific reasons why your business must embrace a continuous process of onboarding. Onboarding is often categorised as something you do when you’re employing a new staff member, yet onboarding is more extensive than that. It includes...
Taking time away from your small business can seem impossible at first, but it’s essential for your physical and mental health, which in turn has a direct bearing on the health of your business. With a bit of advance planning and good communication, you’ll find that enjoying a relaxing holiday is easier than you ever imagined.
Putting in comprehensive onboarding processes will lay the groundwork to expanding your team and growing your business.
The better shape your business is in, the more likely you are to sell it quickly for a premium price. Some of the simplest steps you can take are the most effective – build your team, outsource and automate. Take a long, hard look at every aspect of your business and start taking action to maximise its value right away.
Despite having to cut back, this is an opportunity to build your business. By making sure that everyone remaining is working efficiently and happily towards the same goals. With this in place, you will come out the other side of this pandemic better than ever.
A checklist is more than a simple efficiency tool, it will actually help bring everyone onto the same page and guarantee that regardless of the differences between people, the performance of all of your team will maintain high standards every single time.
There is nothing that excites me more than seeing businesses that are robust and resilient tackling change head on with confidence. Focus on what really matters to get through this period of change, and your business will be bigger and better than ever.
Building a good product and marketing it well is the job only half done. Collecting customer feedback is critical to the growth of any business. Providing your customers with the levels of service they expect is important, but the only way to understand what your customers really want is by collecting and analysing their feedback.
Just remember, in remote work environments your staff still need support, they still need instruction, and they still need connection. In the end, the rewards for everyone will be worth it.
s with all of the good things in life, the key is balance. Leadership that manages creative employees well is a leadership that knows where to tweak and alter their expectations, setting clear goals and opening wide open spaces to get there.
At the end of the day, you need cash flow, which means you need customers, which means you need to deliver a safe site to trade. So have a look at your operations, and do a bit of housecleaning to make sure that you can enjoy growth and prosperity through this coming season.
In every business, it is important to establish standards. Employees should be familiar with what the company expects from them. They need to know what they should be doing as well as their assigned roles.
In these past six months we have seen massive losses that have been absolutely devastating right across the world. We have all had to dedicate ourselves to overcoming the challenges we’ve been facing in every area of our lives. Governments worldwide have allocated...
The new generation introduces its challenges to the workplace, but it also brings unique assets that should not be ignored. Employ these strategies, not only to build your team, but particularly to empower millennials to take up their role in terms of your business growth.
The best way to increase that revenue is by learning and learning and learning, and then applying that knowledge to creating a sustainable model for money-making.
Streamlining your business removes wasteful or redundant steps to improve efficiency. In business, time is money, so a small business achieves key financial and operational advantages from streamlined operations. You reduce costs, attract more customers through nimble response times, drive higher revenue and compete effectively. When is the best time to streamline your processes? Asthe Chinese proverb says, “The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago, and the second best time is today.”
We have learned so much over these last few months, and now, it is time to apply that learning. We can apply it to create more certainty, more efficiency, and more capacity for growth in our business. This coming financial year is the time to make these resolutions and grow your business even better than before.
If you’re getting bogged down with endless tasks or find yourself feeling burnt out before the day even starts, it could be a sign that something is wrong with your current routine. There may be little you can to do make that to-do list go away, but the more efficiently you use every hour you have by developing systems for your business, the more successful you’ll be at managing those hectic days.
Today let’s reflect on your new normal: what you’ll return to as the dust settles on the coronavirus and the other global challenges we’ve all been facing. Lately, we have seen history being made, all of the worlds put the brakes on, and we’re in the very privileged...
As you continue to plan for the future of your startup, it’s essential to focus on scalability. You are so close to being able to make that big impact in the marketplace and create a significant contribution in the world. Keep your eyes on the prize.
The truth is these things have always been there. We haven’t been looking for them, so we haven’t found them. Crisis truly is the mother of innovation, and I’m so grateful that we live in the time of the internet.
Business building can be so demanding it puts your team spirit at risk. When you are focussed on increasing revenue, lowering your expenses, rolling out new products and launching new advertising campaigns it can be hard to find time to attend to the needs of your people.
By having a good look and understanding the weak points that have been exposed, we are taking the first step in changing them. Let’s take these lessons and turn them into some of our greatest strengths in business instead.
Every business owner wants to deliver a really happy, wonderful, reliable experience for their staff and customers alike, where you’re solving problems and exceeding expectations You want to earn great word of mouth feedback to go out into the community for referrals and testimonials and it takes great systems to achieve that. When systems are bedded down and clear for everyone, you will be able to nail those goals every single time.
I think right now you could go off to university and study how to do business and life, or you could just roll up your sleeves and live it. Go out and learn the lessons that you need to learn along the way. Be reflective, be open minded, be connected to each other and continue to learn.
By manifesting how you want your staff to perform in the workplace, you are setting a great example that will ultimately lead to the achievement of your goals as well as leading a happy and productive workforce.
This new season has really put the condition of our business under the microscope. Right now we can probably see the strengths and weaknesses of our business better than ever before. Developing systems to scale can be done from absolutely anywhere. Let’s make sure this time of crisis, challenge and possibly panic is not an excuse to to pull back. Now is the time to advance forward with boldness and determination!
If you invest time in clarifying your company goals, establish KPIs which contribute directly to these goals, and foster a deep sense of motivation in your team, you have a massive recipe for success! It will definitely set you up for growth that lasts.
Only those playing the long game are going to win the long game. It’s true in business and in life.
When leaders are committed to their accountability, they can make a positive impact on their organisation’s culture, leading to alignment and success across the entire organisation.
The goal of your business hasn’t changed despite the pathway having veered a little. Here’s 5 key steps to keep you pursuing your business ambition
Looking for lasting business growth? Learn the science behind the operational tweaks you need to improve your sales, revenue, output, service, profitability. This is the recipe for business excellence.
One key thing about this time was that the things I considered certainties were put to the test, and I realised I don’t think you can ever be certain about anything, ever. This is actually a good thing, and you can step up to celebrate just how much benefit there is amidst the throes of uncertainty.
When you’re thinking about implementing accountability measures in your company, think about offering a nurturing, rapport building type of culture in your company so the approach you’re taking is a positive one.
As the business leader, it’s time to step up and lead the way by managing effective remote work environments, able to serve all the people in your business community.
Success with business growth is what we all want, but gaining an accurate understanding of the true nature of our business model is one of the foundational building blocks of this pursuit.
Business success minimises expenses and maximises output. Putting efficiency at the core of your business is about doing more with less.
We are all looking for ways to make more with less. Here are some super easy processes you can set up in your business this week to make more time and money out of your time and money
Even in these uncertain times, we as leaders can bring certainty. Hold true to your core values, because the sun will shine on your business again, and now time to prepare to make hay.
It might not be what you expected, but it is what you’ve got, so get busy and make the most of it! Like the old saying goes, tough times don’t last, but tough people do.
Taking risks is right at the heart of the spirit of the entrepreneur
Hopefully, this has been helpful, and if you recognise any of these games being played, now you can avoid them in the future!
I hope that these five roadblocks have been helpful, and if you see yourself in some of them, then hopefully this might help to clear the way through.
Knowing when to, and when not to delegate, is just as important as effective delegation itself. Getting this right will keep your business growing and growing!
Delegation can be scary, your business represents you, and it is how you make your mark on the world. Because of this you may want to personally supervise everything and anything within your business, to make sure it is right. But with a bit of investment in time, people, processes and trust, you will make it to the end to reduce the workload on your desk.
Delegation should not be a one off event when you’re putting on a new team member, but an ongoing foundational approach to the growth journey of your business.
Processes can actually increase levels of humanity and connection in your business.
When you have a business owner that’s running around like a chicken with their head cut off, there is no room for strategic growth, which is the biggest cost of having inefficient systems and processes.
Setting goals for your business is a great way to break down your work into more manageable pieces.
Working productively relies on getting all of the information out of people’s memories, stopping them from relying on just what they recall at any given moment and turning that information into valuable workflow systems that maintain efficiency and productivity.
Keeping your resources in order is one of those business tasks that slides to the back burner—until you desperately need to find something and discover that the lack of system is affecting the operation of your business.
It can be really difficult to carve out the time and the focus that you need to work on your business to take it from where it is now, to where you would like it to be in the future.
Supporting your staff through their professional journey with your company will increase retention and profitability
By providing these simple solutions, employers can significantly improve the satisfaction of their employees and encourage their best workers to stick around for the long haul.
It’s safe to say that despite their pride in a job well done, their love of variety, or the need to maintain high business standards, the vast majority of business owners want to master the art of delegation.
Sometimes, building a team is not easy and is not always smooth sailing. Leading real-life humans with real-life challenges can be difficult. So in those times, let this blog be particularly valuable to remind you of all the great benefits that come out of building a team and relying on them to build a business that’s bigger than yourself.
I always recommend that business owners build systems and processes to help them deal with the “human factor” in their growing company.
The ability to deliver a consistently excellent customer experience is to craft the service masterpiece, then rehearse it every day in the way you deliver it to your customers.
There is no place for perfectionism in business scaling and if you’re growing your business, you’ll know the value of the trial and error approach. You’ll know what it is to jump in and jump out of that plane or build the parachute on the way down.
In a sea of competitors that all look the same, small business owners have to find a way to stand out, be heard and more importantly, be remembered favourably.
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