Experiencing rapid business growth right from the get-go sounds like a happy problem to have. However, it can also produce its fair share of challenges.
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When ambitious brothers Jason and Marc Levin started their online office furniture business JasonL when they were just in their 20s, they had to “beg, borrow and steal” to get the fledgling start-up off the ground.
We know that it is healthy to detach from the world occasionally to reflect and spend some quality time with yourself. It is rejuvenating, stress relieving and if you are lucky even downright fun. Try it, completely unplug and focus on you. You owe it to yourself!
The needs of business owners are becoming increasingly complex in the face of rapid technology advancement. Technical products and services can no longer sell themselves, and it is critical for time-poor business operators to fully understand how tech solutions can help to achieve their growth goals.
As an EOS Implementer I have the pleasure of working with many leadership teams of entrepreneurial companies. I get together with them in a room every quarter to make sure they are moving towards their Vision, realign them as a team and solve issues. And though every team and company is unique in their own way, all businesses struggle with the same issues, different but the same.
The ability to solve substantive business challenges could be the most important skill for your leadership team to master. It can either propel your business forward at light speed or, if done poorly, keep you orbiting through chaos and frustration.
The autopilot can be an aviator’s BEST friend. It’s precise, alleviates workload, and provides good peace of mind. All positive factors, but if the pilot isn’t careful, it could lead to big trouble!
Before implementing EOS in my business, my number one pet peeve was repeating myself. It was frustrating to feel like people weren’t listening to me, and it also seemed incredibly inefficient to say the same thing more than once. And anyone who knows me, knows that I am all about efficiency!
When I begin working with a new client, I often hear the business owner describing their company in ways that give a peek into what's going on underneath the exterior they're presenting. They use phrases like "I'm up to my eyeballs," "it's exhausting," "I have to do everything myself," and "no one pulls their own weight.
“It’s consistency, not smiles that keep customers coming back.”
Well-documented processes, that are followed by all, ensure consistency for your customers and scalability of your business. However, it’s one thing to document a process but another thing entirely to have it followed by all. Embracing something new, such as a process, doesn’t come easily to people. If you’ve invested time, money and resources to implement a new reporting process to manage workflow and information, you probably know what I mean. Usually, just over half of the employees are using it a year later. Why?