Here's a brief summary of free ways to test for yourselves what we say. After that, you may be content with what you then have. Or not. We believe once you've tried them you're likely to be on a path of continuous improvement.
That doesn't mean you have to do it all yourself. Nobody can maximise their business success on their own. You need a team, including your staff. We'd love to become part of that team - if you are prepared to tackle this methodically. We have systems and processes we can use to provide a framework for your unique business (and if you don't think your business is unique maybe there's an early clue). A key is to ensure you have the right skills and are tackling the right jobs first, while not neglecting your daily business. A common phrase is to work ON the business rather than IN the business.
Perhaps you think "Where do I start to grow my business?" Perhaps you have not achieved any noticeable improvement when you attempted to grow your business. That doesn't mean your approach doesn't work - it more likely means you haven't yet found the way to make it work for you. Did you manage to walk the first time you tried? Or talk? There is no magic formula for growing your business - it requires constant effort and encouragement.
Hopefully, you have started to improve your business - and want more. We're always happy to talk - and have services which can help. You can read about them on the other pages of this site. Long term success is never maximised on your own. Business requires various skills which no one person can master. If you haven't already done so, read Michael Gerber's classic "The E-Myth Revisited".
Our full services cost money (which will repay itself many times over) and we know it can be hard to evaluate a "sales pitch". We love to see businesses grow, and we don't expect you to pay us until you are confident we can help. So what are the totally free services we offer to get you started?
Newsletter. Every month we publish a newsletter on our other site. As with everything we do, this is designed to encourage you to be proactive - positive change doesn't just happen. You can read the older newsletters to see what they are about - but to get last year's and this year's requires you to register on our other site. This will mean you get a brief email about what's in this month's article.
SWOT analysis. We offer a diagnostic service. We believe it offers incredible value - but it is not free. However, we do offer a *free* basic diagnostic service. This is a simpler version of the full product, and when offered for no charge, comes without our involvement. We believe that even with these limitations it offers genuine room for identifying improvements in your business.
Of course, there are other places you can also get free ideas and tools, such as Government business help site.
The one thing that is guaranteed not to improve things is doing nothing. If you lack certain skills, seek help to get them - otherwise, you will do nothing.