What holds most business back, is speed and activity. They just don't do enough or quick enough. They think they've got forever. They haven't. The idea in starting, building or growing any business, is move faster! Learn quicker and get a business growing.
The right skills are critical, but not everything! Knowing how to sell, how to market, and how to service are the backbone of business success. Having staff (or the owner) knowing what to do, and what to say, or how to handle a problem, can be the difference between losing a customer, or building a long term client.
The plan is what can drive a business. Its the map of how you get to where you want to go. The problem is that most businesses don't follow the plan (let alone even have one) and deviate because they simply didn't do what they said they would, to achieve the result they wanted. Its about a question, are we on track? And if not, why not?
I know that sounds pretty common sense, but, why is it that so many businesses close and worse stay open not making the income they hoped and even during our recent pandemic, why did so many businesses miss the opportunities? They simply weren't looking!
There are 8 simple mistakes that hold 99% of businesses back when starting, building or growing businesses faster, (or not getting anywhere at all)!
In working with hundreds of businesses over the last 30 years, through a variety of businesses, there are fundamentals that businesses miss totally, and yet still wonder why their businesses don't move forward faster. And now over the last 12 months (and two years with the pandemic we have lived through) and very recently working with micro startups, the problems and missed opportunities are still the same, nothing changes!
It's not that there are "secrets" to business, everyone knows them, they just get missed, ignored, or have been forgotten. Get them right, implement even slightly better, and businesses grow.
There are 8 key drivers (plus 2 extra!!):
We are generally in business to make money, and to create a lifestyle and security that a job may not provide. So entrepreneurship and a business, sounds like the right idea. So why is it, that business owners simply don't do the things they need to do? They don't know what they don't know, time, money, not ready, who knows why. Maybe they think they'll work it out for themselves. But don't!
The real answer is, learn what's needed from someone that's actually done it. (Not learnt from a book!) Built businesses, employed sales and service teams, done the planning and the marketing, that resulted in businesses that worked, and eventually sold!
FastTrack360 is a business growth solution, to get a business moving forward fast. Can a business double, triple or quadruple in 12 month. Yes, its possible. What are you prepared to do?
Find out more: Tell me how my business could double in 12 months.