Monthly Archives: June 2012

2 Operational Goals Help You Achieve the Self-Sustainability Stage

2 Operational Goals Help You Achieve the Self-Sustainability Stage

Here we go, it’s decision time!  If you’ve done what was necessary at the foundation and survival stages of the growth model you should be able to make the necessary decision now. As you will recall from my previous post “Is Indecision Keeping You and Your Business from Success?”, the main goal of self-sustainability stage ... Read More
 
How to Profitably Refine Your Operational Focus in the Survival Stage

How to Profitably Refine Your Operational Focus in the Survival Stage

Consistent profitability is the goal of the survival stage.  So, your operational focus needs to be increasing efficiency and productivity. If you can do what you do faster, you can improve cash flow which in turn helps profitability.  But, that means you already know exactly what you are doing so you can refine and fine ... Read More
 
4 Areas of Operational Focus in the Foundation Stage

4 Areas of Operational Focus in the Foundation Stage

This week let’s get back to looking at the strategic objectives within each business function as you move your business along the growth model.  So, far we’ve looked at marketing and sales.  The next logical step is to take an operational focus. No matter what business you’re in, there are some key factors that you ... Read More
 
3 Things Simplify the Business Growth Puzzle

3 Things Simplify the Business Growth Puzzle

Small business growth is simpler than most people think.  The problem is that most books, training, and so called gurus over complicate the puzzle to make themselves look smarter.  If you knew… Wouldn’t growing your business be simpler?  Sure it would and that’s exactly what this post is all about – simplifying the puzzle of ... Read More