Are your profits razor-thin and shrinking more each day as competitors are breathing down your neck – even though you’re working harder and harder?
Are your never-ending-to-do-lists eating you alive as you run from fire to fire?
So where do you turn? You could hire an ad agency. Or a big business consultant. Or you could discuss your challenges with friends, coworkers, and family members.
But you know deep inside that’s a recipe for disaster
The ad agency rep will promise you the world and sell you on a massive marketing plan that would require 10 people and tens of thousands of dollars in capital to implement.
The big business consultant will create an over-complicated organization structure and process planning model designed for Fortune 500 mega-corporations. They’ll want you to throw out everything that got you to the level of success you’ve already achieved. And bury you in bureaucracy while running up a hundred-thousand-dollar plus bill.
Help from your coworkers? Get real. How open can you be with them when their jobs are on the line? Friends and family – they may be great to hang out with and be your support team. But have they faced complex problems like you see in your business?
What about figuring it out yourself? You have great skills and knowledge that helped you achieve what you have today. And that is a tremendous accomplishment that very few people achieve. And if you are still growing at the pace you desire and have all the sales you want. And profits are solid and growing. And you have a balanced life with family and friends. Then keep rolling right along. You’re awesome!
If, however, you find yourself somewhere else in the continuum, then now might be the time to consider an alternative. Get help now.
So How Does This Work?
Deep Dive Assessment: We’ll start by assessing where you’re at today, what you did to get to this point, get clear on your target destination, and determine the best way to get there.
Business Triage: Once the baseline has been assessed, we’ll brush away the cobwebs in order to diagnose the weak points of your business that are holding you back. Then we’ll identify your equally impactful business strengths that are critical to propelling your future business success – whether those are personal or team characteristics or key team members or business processes and competitive advantages.
Strategic Road Map: Then together we’ll devise a strategic road map and action plan that guides you with a mix of marketing and operational approaches tailored to your unique business situation.
As you retake the reins, you’ll recapture that spark, enthusiasm, and energy that you had when first began your entrepreneurial journey.
If that sounds like something you need, or if you want kick the tires first and learn more, get in touch with me and we can begin transforming your business future.
What is it like to work with me?
Check out this video interview that shows you one (of several) approach I use to uncover profit growing opportunities tailored to your specific business situation.
“Hi Mike! Thanks for helping me find new ideas to grow and market my speaking business!
I now have a list of 17 (I counted) specific strategies and tips I can implement right away that will move me in a profitable direction.
The business and marketing mindset you shared really hit home and I can’t wait to get to it! Thanks again Mike!”
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Do you have a specific area you’d like to target? Here are some services I provide.
- Initial Business Consultation and Assessment – top to bottom review of you and your business
- Competitive Advantage Creation and Evaluation – what makes you different than the competition that is valued by your clients
- Do This, Not That Assessment – 80/20 Analysis that identifies your high leverage opportunities and what to eliminate
- Annual Strategic Planning – setting your business up for success in the upcoming year and evaluating prior year’s results against expectations
- Quarterly Evaluation and Guidance – stay focused and on track with quarterly accountability versus your annual goals
- Monthly Business Strategy Mentoring/Coaching – monthly guidance and feedback in support of your annual goals
- Business Process Improvement – do your processes work for you? or is everything in the head of your staff? Getting processes written down and then constantly improving them with the best practices of your top performers is critical to ensuring successful long-term growth and profits.
- Social Media and Marketing Guidance – most companies have very little understanding of how to effectively use social media and good direct-response marketing methods that support their business
- Jump Start Program – a 90-day program to get momentum working for you and your top initiatives
- Startup Business Assessment – starting a new business? Get some feedback before launching or if you’re struggling with knowing what to do first