Any professional in most industries could probably give you five good reasons why you should declutter and organise your life or your business every time the darling buds of spring appear.
For small and medium business owners, doing this is no longer about starting the warmer weather on the right foot.
Many small businesses are so busy running the business and fending off daily emergencies that systems go completely ignored and chaos often prevails.
Most businesses are built by default – not by design.
Very few businesses start ‘with the end in mind’ and design it from the ground up. Most businesses grow by default with people, systems, culture, clients, numbers, habits and attitudes.
To quote Henry Ford, “Business must be run at a profit… else it will die. But when anyone tries to run a business solely for profit… then also the business must die, for it no longer has a reason for existence.”
It’s great if every customer walks away from your business with a smile. But it’s not enough. They have to be compelled to come back for more.
How you articulate guarantees can have an enormous effect on their power.
Will customers take advantage of you when you offer a strong guarantee? A few will, but the money you lose on those customers is a tiny fraction of the increased sales you’ll experience by offering the guarantee in the first place.
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In our experience we typically find there are seven success areas for a business to thrive. From managing cash to making sure you have the right talent in place, it can be daunting year after year.
As a business owner, can you confidently tick each box on your own? Or would having a mentor - essentially a business buddy or a sounding board - help keep you on track as well as achieve results?
In August Greg and I went to Xerocon 2014 in Sydney. What did we learn? There are Xero Add-ons for everything these days. If you can think of it, there’s an Add-on for it.
In fact there are so many Add-ons out there that the Xerocon iPhone App had them and their exhibitors listed by category. For example: farming, inventory, invoicing, payroll, property management, share management, point of sale, media, CRM, benchmarking, financial reporting, cash flow, budgeting software, project management, and the list goes on.