“MY BUSINESS IS NOT AS MUCH FUN AS IT USED TO BE”

Most entrepreneurs go into business, believe it or not, because they want to have fun working and to have control of their destiny.  As a business expands, however, the feeling of control can dissipate as you come to rely more and more on other people and processes.  And as a result it may be less fun than it used to be.

These are some of the things that we hear from clients:

.Considering how hard I work, I am not making enough money.

.I don’t get enough time with my family.

.Employees are not as diligent as I am and they avoid responsibility.

.My time is taken up with everyone else’s problems.

.I get bogged down in details and administration.

.I don’t know how I will get out of the business.

Do any of these sound familiar?

If your business has reached this stage then it might be time to take a step back, refocus, re-energise and go back to basics, building the business back up in the manner that you originally intended it to operate.  Take some time out of the business with your partner or senior staff and review the business as it is now compared to what you would realistically like it to be.  It is often best to start with a blank canvas and set out a picture of what you would ideally like your business to look like in say 12 months, 3 years or 5 years’ time.  Then you can fill in the details as to what needs to be achieved in the intervening period in order to get the desired end results.

It often helps to involve a third party in the process in order to ensure that action gets taken.  This is a role that we regularly take with our clients helping them have a better, more profitable, more valuable and more enjoyable business to run.  We have a range of services that are focussed upon this, including our Strategic Planning Days, Business Healthcheck and Boardview Meetings. We also have various software tools that can be used as part of the process.

 Just remember, YOU should be in control of your business, not the other way around.

If yo would like to learn more about our services feel free to contact us.  If you have any comments to make please leave them below.

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