It often takes business owners 10 years of painful and costly mistakes to recognise all the parts required for a successful business. Whatever your current level of experience it's time to get clear on the journey ahead and confidently plan your next steps.
This worksheet introduces 7 essential business diagnostic questions - to get the big picture fast!
AN INTRODUCTION TO OUR MOST POWERFUL TOOL
Growing a new business rapidly is both exciting and rewarding - but often the business develops more quickly than the business leader; causing uncertainty when planning for the future.
Business leaders that have a clear understanding of the many parts of their business, and what's required to run it successfully, move forward with confident actions.
This worksheet puts in order the information you need, to take the right actions first, for greatest overall impact in your business.
The tools that we have designed for business leaders solve many different problems, and although the starting place may not be the same, we’re generally after a similar outcome. A better business!
'Better’ will mean different things to different people, and that’s the beauty of these tools, they focus on you. They take your dreams, your ambitions, and work with the knowledge and experience you already have to give you greater focus, clarity and direction.
They also work to further your business knowledge and equip you with the skills of a successful business leader.
Many new business owners are fantastic at what they do. With superb knowledge of their brilliant new product or service and a small group of engaged customers who have helped the business to rapid success.
These businesses are often lead by people who have great entrepreneurial spirit and the determination needed to make it work.
However, these business owners typically have not come from a business background - this means that decisions are made on a best guess or from friendly advice. There is still so much to learn... So much information and experience required to give the business leader confidence in their approach and a better chance at long-term success.
We love working with FastStarts, they’re such an exciting group!
Full of great ideas for new products, or new directions, or new offerings, or new channels, or new targets - and although this energy can be fantastic, it can also cause confusion and lack of progress. It’s not possible to do everything at once, and when you’re new to business and excited to continue your journey to success it can be tempting to do too much too soon.
Creating structure in your business can often be the first step to making these decisions easier to make; having a really good understanding of your finances and processes, weaknesses and strengths, and the resources available to you.
You can then get focused on what to do first - one thing at a time.
As the business develops so will your knowledge and your available resources - allowing you to do more, grow quicker, and achieve your goals.
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Martin Riley - The Business Jet Engine
If you don't really know what problem you're solving - you don't have a business
John Young - John Young Media
Less is more, People don't miss what they don't know, and Kill the kitten
Paul Matthews - Insight 6
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