Plan to Succeed
8 KEYS TO BUILDING A SUCCESSFUL BUSINESS
BUILDING YOUR TEAM
Building your team is the greatest point of leverage in business. But, how do you find and keep good people? In business you get the people you deserve, so creating an attraction system means good candidates will find you rather than you having to find them. Getting clarity on the roles and responsibilities in your future business is the starting point. Download this functional organisation chart template and start building your dream team.
THE NUMBERS DON’T LIE
Before you glaze over, your business numbers are your score card. And if you’re playing to win, they are your mirror and guide to reality. Remember… The numbers don’t lie. So creating a dashboard for reporting your critical numbers will keep you on track and focused on reality. Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s) are an easy and quick way of keeping your finger on the pulse of your business and making decisions fast.
THE SKILLS FUN MATRIX
The Skills/Fun matrix is one of the best time management tools I have come across. Using the Pareto Principle (80:20 rule), this tool will help you increase your productivity by getting you to focus on the 20% of activities that will give you 80% of the results, while eliminating the 20% that gives you 20% of your headaches…
SETTING THE COMPASS
The Dream Builder is one of the best tools to stretch your thinking and get the creative juices flowing. A question to ponder is… What will my business look like when it’s finished? Stealing from Stephen Covey’s brilliant book “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People” you need to begin with the end in mind…
Marketing your business and generating high-quality leads is so important to growth and good profitability. Before you spend any money on marketing, there are 2 questions you need to answer.
>Why should I buy from you and not your competitor?
>What are your prospects' biggest fears about using a service like yours?
By getting clarity on these 2 questions, your marketing will have a laser-sharp focus and cut through. Start by getting our “Defining your USP and Guarantee” guide here.