When working with business owners “one -to – one” we always start with one of our “Business Discovery Workshops”. The second phase is the business S.W.O.T analysis.
The first of the Business Discovery Workshops is like our ” first dance”! It’s a great opportunity to help you discover & clarify what your current “problems” are within your business. There is no point contacting me if you want me to tell you & your business are great as this WON’T help you or your business. I am passionate about being the “Devils Advocate” for you & your business. With many of my clients those “business problems” can also be affecting the business owners personal health & also their family life. This is where my experience of being a “business owner” for the last 15 years really brings value, understanding & clarity to business owners who are struggling with keeping the balance of business – personal health & family life.
As many business owners will admit (privately!) been the boss comes with its own “unique challenges”. When the business owner is “mentally & physically ” in a better place they can then be a much more effective leader & problem solver within their business.
“Where do you make money?”
When you are the owner of a business, it’s very easy to spend a lot of your day doing lots of ” things” which have NOTHING to do with making money. The solution to this is simple: focus on the money. You may have said a few times “Money Isn’t Everything” but for most business owners after health, money is in their top 2! Eliminate, Automate & Delegate as mentioned in more detail below is key to getting business owners focus on where they themselves can make their business more money.
The motive for these new actions must be your WHY.
I help you the business owners find they’re WHY during the first Discovery Workshop – (a very strong personal anchor point)
Example – one of my personal WHY’s is to stay fit mentally & physically for the next “30 odd years” so I can be around to walk my 2-year-old daughter up the aisle on her wedding day.
Your WHY will help you drive your business in the good times & more importantly the tough times.
“The struggle is guaranteed – success is not”.
When you have a good enough WHY you can survive any HOW.
“Discovery Workshops” are NOT free as they bring great value to the business owner even if they decide that one “Discovery Workshop” is all they needed to get clarity on the problems they were struggling with prior to the discovery workshop. The discovery workshops are not the same as the 30 min free consultation offered on this website.
“Discovery Workshops” last 4 hours and are carried out at our offices in Ratoath, Co. Meath. Our offices are set up so to get the most productivity out of the 4 hours.
The Discovery Workshops can be carried out at the business owners workplace only if you have space with whiteboards & where there will be no interruptions. N.B There may be an additional cost involved if the business owner needs me to come to business location & this extra cost will depend on travel time involved.
Discovery Onsite Audits – I also carry out “onsite” business S.W.O T audits when required but this depends on the type of business I am working with & is usually the “second dance after at least 1 Discovery Workshop”.
Time & dates & cost are agreed upon prior to any “Discovery Workshops”.