By Joanna Beck, Founder & CEO of Beck Insights
Is there something you want to do in your business but can’t figure out how to do it? How to find the time? How to find the money? How to find the energy?
You may have a problem if your business is beginning to feel like the movie “Groundhog Day”. If you can’t get yourself out of the weeds, you won’t achieve anything different than last year. For some people, that’s fine. Consistent cash flow and a steady customer base can provide security and stable business. There’s nothing wrong with that and many people would be jealous of your security.
But is that what you really want? If you’re looking to grow and expand or remove yourself from the daily tasks, you might have a problem. If you’re so overwhelmed by serving current customers that you don’t have the capacity to add new customers, you might have a problem. If you’re seeing inconsistent results from employees and must repeatedly step in to correct them, you might have a problem. If you’ve ever uttered the phrase “it’s just easier/faster if I do it”, you might have a problem.
People start businesses because they’re good at what the business does – HVAC technician, catering, marketing, etc. What they quickly find out is that running and growing a successful business is very different than being a successful tactician. And the smart ones find a way to get help.
They get help with HR, payroll, accounting, sales… the list is endless. But what about getting help with running the actual business? Find someone you trust to review and evaluate how you run your internal operations. Maybe they’ll see something you don’t. Maybe they’ve faced the same problem and can easily suggest a fix.
And sometimes bringing someone in from the outside to help execute change can bring a unique solution to your problem. Improving operations can create the capacity to grow, to reduce costs, and increase your company’s value. And a good consultant will be able to work with you and your business instead of forcing you to adopt a “proven method” that doesn’t work for anyone.
Are you feeling overwhelmed by your business needs?
Guest blogger Joanna Beck is Founder and CEO of Beck Insights, a consulting firm helping companies be more effective and efficient by improving their operations. Joanna founded Beck Insights after a 20+ year career in project management, operations, and change management for large corporations. If you feel overwhelmed by your business and don’t know where to start, contact https://beckinsights.com/take-actionfor more information.