Are You Prepared To Succeed?
Put a check mark if you are:
___working longer hours but never getting ahead;
___worrying your competition is outperforming you;
___spending more time dealing with frustration than celebrating success;
___looking for new ways to reach your goals;
___focusing on staff issues instead of customer service;
___needing to add new customers;
If you checked three or more boxes you’re a typical business owner. I’ve been there myself and have had to navigate these rocks and rapids that can swamp businesses unprepared for the turbulent future. Dealing with them is a lot like whitewater rafting. Although inherently dangerous, it can also be exhilarating and transformational.
Free Keys to Rapid Growth
As a professional river outfitter I led trips at all water levels with every kind of paddler. Getting everyone safely where we intended to go was my main job. Over the years I learned how to pick my routes, use the current and get the crew to work effectively as a team. Later, I took those same skills into business, from one-man startups to running a large national distribution center.
There are proven, powerful ways to increase your cash-flow and profits with less stress and strain while allowing you to realize more of the dreams you have for your business, family and life. These insights aren't rocket science; they're simple. But don’t be tempted to write them off because they're too simple. They can make all the difference between businesses that grow year after year and those that struggle to keep the lights on.
You might be surprised to learn that the place to start is with the end in mind. The most important thing to know before you get into the river is how you will get out!
Next post: Know Your Exit Strategy.
(Excerpted from my eBook 6 Keys to Rapid Business Growth
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Dwight Grant is a seasoned businessman with over 30 years of leadership experience. He lives in CO where he enjoys whitewater rafting, mountain biking and spending time with family.