Leadership is the most critical factor in the growth of a small business.
Every company started with an idea and a plan from some individual. As that individual, your business starts, begins and ends with you, the leadership.
LEAD-Experience will help you set your intention for the direction of your business, and give you the skills you need to steer it in that direction.
Culture is a buzzword now. You hear it everywhere. Yet while almost everyone speaks about culture, few small businesses have a defined culture, and even fewer actually live by that culture.
That fact is, your company has a culture whether you define it or not. In companies with a weak culture, negativity and gossip can grow and literally halt your growth and kill your profits. However by intentionally defining and instilling a strong culture, you can build an environment where everybody works in the same direction and towards the same goals, creating a synergy that will take your business to new heights.
When you build your business around who you are, your business will give to you rather than take from you. LEAD-Experience will show you how to do just that.
Most business owners feel like they are either pushing or pulling their companies, and that this struggle is the price of owning a business. This mindset is absolutely detrimental to you and your company. With this mindset, every problem you encounter will feel like a roadblock, and progress will be almost impossible.
You do not have to fight your business. In fact, you can reach the point that your business carries itself forward and roadblocks turn into speed bumps. All it takes is the right momentum. By deliberately creating a positive momentum, you generate a wave that will carry you forward.
Recruiting is one of the most frightening and difficult processes for a small business. Everybody has recruited a bad fit, and bringing on the wrong person causes friction and expense without adding value.
However, you can remove the uncertainty around hiring new people by creating a process that allows you to recruit a result. We developed an eight phase recruiting process that will take you from defining your needs to welcoming your new team member and ensure that you get exactly what you are looking for.
As Stephen Covey said, “We accomplish all that we do through delegation, either to time or to other people.” You only have 24 hours in a day, and you must accomplish everything within that time frame. Learning to delegate the right tasks to your team will allow you to spend your time on true dollar producing activities.
As your company grows, you will need to leverage your team more and more, and highly-leveraged teams will maximize output, time, growth profitability and more.
A company’s profitability begins with the leader, and in order to have a stable profitability, your personal and business finances must be congruent. Challenged personal finances will cause negative stress, distract and destroy your focus, and make you blind to opportunity.
Additionally, as a leader, the example you set with personal finances will be repeated by your employees. If you want a stable, happy workforce, you need to learn to set the example on how to live a stable, debt-free lifestyle.
Brand Dynamics are the elements of your brand and product that happen BEFORE marketing and sales. By clearly outlining and defining your Brand Dynamics, you will gain a clearer vision of your brand and product, and will therefore be better able to market and sell you brand.