90 Day Business Re-Launch
Redirect and Refocus Your Business to Achieve Success!
This program is a focused look at your business over 90 days. It’s a self-paced self-study style program that will take you through every part of your business and help you figure out what you need to do to take your business to the next level. We’re going to look at your people, your processes, and your product. We’re going to make sure that you know where you’re going, why you’re going there, and that you have a plan to get there for each part of your business.
Active Management & Metrics
Many small businesses don’t look forward more than a month. They rely on business coming in the door the same way it always has. And that’s how problems “sneak up” on you…
Knowing what your numbers are supposed to be, and what they’re going to be, helps you actively manage your business. This module will help you see around the corner – just a little bit. It will give you the ability to see problems before they become too big to ignore, and it’ll help you reduce or eliminate their impact on your business.
But it’s not enough for you to know. You’re employees need to know which metrics are measured, and why, and they need to be accountable to those metrics. When everyone’s on the same page, business gets a lot easier!
Your Lifestyle Vision & Business Exit
This may be the single most important module in this program. If you don’t have a concrete vision for what you want your business to look like in two to five years, then it will become whatever it wants to become. And your life won’t be one that you’re enjoying…
In this module we’re going to work backwards from what you want YOUR life to look like to what your business needs to look like and how it needs to operate to make that a reality…
Whether you sell to an outside buyer, the next generation of employees, or to the next generation in your family, you’re going to sell this business. The common thread is that the business that provides the lifestyle that you want to live is a business that someone else will want to own.
Cleaning Up Your Business Processes
Businesses grow like wild rose bushes. In the early years your so busy just trying to make it all happen that you don’t have time to stop and clean things up…
If you don’t have formal processes then what happens is outside entities like clients and vendors change what they do and that affects your business. Your procedures are passed down like tribal knowledge around a campfire (a.k.a. the water cooler), and nobody stops to think about what that really means for the business.
For a business to really run well you’ve got to clean things up. Everyone has to understand what they’re doing, how they’re doing, why, and what to expect from everyone involved.
Innovate in Every Part of Your Business
Do you feel like your business is stuck? When was the last time you innovated anything in your business? You will not grow your business and it will struggle to keep up with competitors if innovation is not a stated goal in your business.
The cool thing is that innovation doesn’t only apply to creating the next great product or service for you customers. Innovation can mean simple things like changing the way you do things inside your business. The dirty little secret about innovation: it doesn’t always have to be your idea. In fact, that’s how a lot of businesses scale and grow – by bringing in ideas that they saw somewhere else and changing them up a bit to fit their business.
Bottom line: If you’re not trying trying to make your business and product better every year, the competition is going beat you. You need an approach that makes this an active part of your business.
Make a Profit on Every Sale
I get it. I’ve been there. That place where you needed every client and every dollar you could get your hands on. And in the early days when you had no real overhead to speak of that wasn’t really a problem…
But businesses and their clients evolve. And clients who were once profitable no longer are…
We’re going to spend some time looking under the hood of your business and coming to an understanding of just what your cost structure is. Then we’re going to look at your product/service lines and how profitable they are. And lastly we’re going to look at your clients – which ones are profitable and which ones aren’t.
Finally, we’re going to set you up so that you make a profit on every sale going forward. You’ll have a plan for making sure that each of your product/service lines is profitable. And you’ll have a plan for moving each of your unprofitable clients to either profitability or one of your competitors.
Business Expansion & Growth
Growing your business is an important goal. But you can’t serve every master, and the bigger your business gets, the more expensive and time consuming bad decisions can be.
That means that targeted, intelligent growth, in the right direction, at the right time, and for the right reason becomes even more important.
You’re going to learn an approach for qualifying growth opportunities, deciding which ones are right for your business, and how to pursue them. You’ll understand how they tie into your strategy, what the funding requirements are, and which talents you need on your team to execute.