The first responsibility of any business owner is to look after the assets of the business and to maximise the return the business gets from those assets. And so, the most important job of a responsible business owner is to look after him- or herself.
Have you asked yourself the big question of business? Do you know what the biggest question of all is in business? You should you know, life will never be the same again if you ask yourself the question.
It’s impossible to keep track of all the new business software that comes out every month, and it’s impossible to know which of these amazing apps actually will improve our lives and which are simply going to make us pull out our hair.
I believe that effective business coaching and development programs should focus as much on the person of the business owner, as they are on the mechanics of the business. As a Business-Life Coach, therefore I want to help you become the very strongest foundation for your business you can be.
For a small business, it can be difficult to find the balance between wanting to chase to ensure that you get paid, but also not wanting to drive your customers away by harassing them.
Being one or the other type is neither better or worse, but it is useful to ask yourself where you sit on the scale, because Sales Entrepreneurs have different challenges and build different businesses than Delivery Entrepreneurs do.
All of his KPIs moved up, except one… His revenue. Sales stuck more or less where they’d been for the past three years, and nothing seemed able to get that number to move.
My ex-wife could see what was going on and she worried that I and the business were going to go under unless something changed. So she suggested that she join the business and take control of the back office, the systs and procedures, financial management and HR, allowing me to focus on the stuff I was good at.
At the same time, I know that very often the work I do with my clients results in a turnaround in their business worth many times what they pay me. Looking at the “Value Based Pricing Model” in other words, I really don’t charge anywhere near enough for my coaching and I have tried to increase my fees for a little while now.
But just like I would be sad to live in a world where the only restaurants we can eat at are McDonalds, likewise I’d hate to live in a world where all the funeral parlours were run by 18 yr olds who were trained to ask me: “Do you want roses with that?”