I have a great business, but it is getting harder to keep all the moving parts on track and running smoothly.
I have so many great ideas, but how do they fit together for my business to move forward?
We know what we want to do and why we want to do it. The way to achieve our goal isn't clear.
Business is going great. You're doing what you love. Your team is hard working and dedicated. You probably even have some great systems and processes in place.
So why does it feel so hard?
If you've been finding it more and more difficult to keep on top of your business operations, keep the quality of your service to your clients' expectation and keep your team working effectively, then it sounds like you're business is ready for business management services.
We all know to reach out to professionals for our taxes, to build an amazing website, coach us to focus on our goals, run our social media campaigns, etc. What about keeping everything moving like the well-oiled machine it could be, should be?
Being supported with business management services provides you the opportunity to step back from the day to day management of your business, allowing you to concentrate on what you're passionate about.
You'd be amazed what you can achieve when you take a step back and give your mind room to cultivate those amazing ideas you have tucked away in there.
You could even find yourself enjoying that dream holiday - you know, the one with no phones and no internet!
How many ideas can one entrepreneur have in their head at any given time? Did your answer just break the laws of mathematics?
Coming up with great business ideas is a requirement for the successful entrepreneur. Another requirement is to know which ideas to focus on and which to work on down the track. If you try to launch every great idea you have at once you get nowhere fast. To be truly successful it helps to focus on those amazing ideas that will build a business that works for you.
So how to know what the right ideas are….
A great place to start is knowing what you want people to be saying about you and about your business when you’re not there to hear it.
Another important step is to know what products and services you have to offer your clients. Just as important is to know what products and services are none of your business - these will not serve your business well.
Before you go any further - who are your clients? Do you know exactly who your ideal client is?
Then you need to tell your clients about your fabulous products and services. Do they know you exist? Do they know what you offer? Do they need what you have to offer?
Answering a few big questions leads you to unravelling the finer details that will lead you to an actionable business plan. You could write your own business plan - but who has time for that, right? We have a simple process to guide you through the big questions that will allow us to build your business plan.
All it takes to get started is an obligation-free chat.
There are so many quotes to give reason for planning projects, big or small.
“By failing to prepare you are preparing to fail” - Benjamin Franklin
“For tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today” - African Proverb
“It takes as much energy to wish as it does to plan” - Eleanor Roosevelt
Inspirational? Sure. Motivational? Yep. Makes sense? Of course. Easy right? Absolutely… not.
Planning is a process that is really easy to miss a step, or three. What you want to achieve, will ultimately determine how structured and detailed your plan needs to be. Regardless, there are few basics that you can get clear on to ensure you get the results you’re after.
Do you have amazing ideas that you just know are going to be the solution to that gap in market, or to make your business run all the more smoothly, or maybe you have an event that is going to wow your industry and grow your business?
Where do you start to get that project moving? And how will you know you’re on track to reaching your desired result?
Having an effective plan can take many unknown variables out before you get started and give you control over your projects allowing them to emerge into life just as you envisioned.
Planning won’t guarantee the project will be perfect, but it certainly allows for unexpected events to be manageable rather than game changing. That alone can make a project feel like it’s been perfectly executed.