Survival

Do You Think Like a Small Business Owner or Entrepreneur?

2017-09-20T03:19:31-07:00By |Entrepreneurship, Personal Growth, Survival|

The Employee Scenarios Defined Several events recently occurred with client businesses that made me take a step back and really try to understand a why small business owner makes some of the decisions that they do!  For nearly a year I have been advising one client to put better [...]

What Is a Self-Sustaining Business?

2019-02-17T08:23:59-07:00By |Featured, Self-Sustainability, Slider, Survival|

Growing a self-sustaining business is the core of the Business Growth Simplified business philosophy! It is the focus of everything we do. That means we... Assist small business owners in growing a self-sustaining business. But, what does a self-sustaining business really look like, and how do you know that you’ve [...]

Building Systems – 5 Steps to Establish a Repeatable & Scalable Business

2019-12-14T09:09:06-07:00By |Featured, need keyword, Operations, Succession_Exit, Survival|

In a previous post titled Getting Beyond the “Survival Stage” of Growth in Your Business, I touched on the process by which you begin building systems. Doing this allows your business to operate on its own.  Today I want to show you how to actually do it. Building systems [...]

How to Profitably Refine Your Operational Focus in the Survival Stage

2019-08-23T00:02:56-07:00By |Featured, Operations, Survival|

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 [...]

3 Steps to Consistent Profitability in the Self-Sustainability Stage

2019-12-14T09:17:13-07:00By |need keyword, Sales & Marketing, Survival|

A previous post I shared was on what your marketing in the foundation stage needs to strategically focus on.  With breakeven systematically achieved, it’s time to focus on profitability which is the goal of the self-sustainability stage of the growth cycle. Marketing’s primary objective here will be to generate [...]

5 Critical Sales Actions in the Survival Stage

2019-12-14T09:19:26-07:00By |Featured, need keyword, Sales & Marketing, Survival|

If you’ve been following along on our blog then you are already familiar with the small business growth cycle.  You also understand that each phase has a specific goal on which you must focus. This week we want to begin looking functionally at what you should do within the [...]

Getting Beyond the “Survival Stage” of Growth in Your Business

2019-08-24T17:26:32-07:00By |Featured, need keyword, Survival|

Ok, over the past 4 weeks I have laid the foundation for successfully growing your small business and becoming  an entrepreneur.  So what’s next?  Well, you might think understanding  each stage of the growth cycle would make sense.  On the surface this is a good place to start, but [...]

8 Things You Can Do to Achieve the “Survival” Stage of Small Business Growth

2019-08-24T17:28:42-07:00By |Featured, need keyword, Survival|

In order to achieve success in any small business you must pass through several stages along the way.  You cannot skip a step.  Frequently business get stuck for just that reason.  The entrepreneur isn’t aware of these stages therefore he/she is focused on the wrong objectives for their stage [...]

Marketing on a Shoestring

2019-08-24T17:28:45-07:00By |Foundation, need keyword, Sales & Marketing, Survival|

When I was first asked to participate on this panel, I thought, “WOW things really have come full circle!” You see, I started my business back in 1991 on a shoestring.  I had no marketing experience having just got out of the Air Force.  I was lucky enough to stumble [...]

Nowhere Land – Stuck Between Small Business Survival and Success

2019-08-24T17:36:18-07:00By |need keyword, Self-Sustainability, Strategy, Survival|

A great family and friends, beautiful home, nice cars, regular vacations, all the material things you could ever want.  Your life is a dream.  Sound familiar or like what you want for your life? I meet small business owners all the time that live this lifestyle.  The problem frequently [...]