You’ve been in business for several years now, everything seems like it’s going okay. Your sales are up, you have your regular customers- oh look, there’s Mr. Jones now- but you feel stagnant. Is this all it’s ever going to be? The answer doesn’t have to be yes. In fact, you could probably do with some aid from a small business advisor.
Advisors are experts at growing your business and helping you reach your potential.
They do all this, without you having to put in hours you don’t have enough of or money that should be going back into your business.
How can a small business advisor help you grow, all while saving you time and money? Here are just a few ways:
We know how to develop goals and timelines
This is vital when taking the next step. As a business owner you have a never ending list of things to do, am I right? Expanding may make it seem like there’s even more to do; however, a consultant is there to aid in seeing your vision come to fruition.
We are experts at maintaining goals and developing reasonable timelines to complete them within. As business owners ourselves, we understand the demands and pressures you face on a day-to-day basis. We want to see you succeed, and getting burnt out, is not succeeding.
We know where to look for answers
So you have an idea for a new sales promotion, but you want to see if others have had success first, so you turn to Google. Sure, it gives you an answer… eventually.
As business advisors, it’s our job to know where those answers are and get them for you in a timely manner. We also have an excellent portfolios of research and information tools to provide you with.
You definitely don’t want to waste valuable time that can be focused elsewhere.
We work while you focus on your current operations
As with researching, the implementation of new ideas can be time consuming and you have a business to run, how are you going to do both? That’s where an advisor comes in.
We can help you manage tasks, so you aren’t overwhelmed and bombarded with a never-ending to do list. We also do the hard work for you- the research, the planning. We make it easy for you, so you don’t have to lose any time or money from interrupting your current daily operations.
We can help you evaluate decisions before they’re implemented
Testing your great ideas might seem like a good move; however, it could lead to costly mistakes and be a huge waste of your time. A business coach is there to support your ideas, but we’re also there to make sure you don’t do anything harmful to your business- we want to see you succeed, remember?
A coach can be a good resource to bounce ideas off of. In most cases, we’ve probably seen the idea in action or we can at least help you think through the potential benefits or consequences of the idea. This could save you from investing money in a half-baked scheme, or from losing customers due to a lack of consumer understanding. It will also save you time, because you’re not putting in hours towards an idea that will be less than giving.
We have experience
Ultimately, bringing on a small business advisor, like Out of the Box Advisors, is a wonderful idea. With over 40 years of combined business experience. We seen, tested and experienced it all. From implementing new processes to searching for new market bases- we know what it takes to get to the next level and now we want to help you.
So take the leap and let’s grab a coffee- it’s on us!