Key Business Leaders and Corporations
Every business is unique. But, they all share one thing; they are all comprised of individuals with their own strengths and weaknesses all working together to achieve desired results. The question is though, how well are the individuals of your organization working together?
Over the past 34 years of working with business owners and senior executives, the biggest challenges have often revolved around people in the organization working at cross purposes. Like hypertension in humans, this can be the silent killer inside organizations and, the symptoms are usually hard to identify until it’s too late. While in the case of humans the results are often fatal, in business it results in stagnant or lackluster growth, low productivity, employees who become disengaged or leave, communication issues, internal competition, or customer complaints – to name only a few.
As a leader in your organization you will find yourself at times frustrated with the potential of your organization or team and the seeming inability to operate at that next level. You have probably tried everything you can think of. You’ve added or changed team members, invested time and money into new processes and may be working as hard as ever but the results just aren’t coming in a way that you want or need.
We are experts at helping business leaders get control of their business, improve their results, earn more and have a significantly improved quality of life. Our proven processes inspire business leaders to go to the next level and become more “strategic” in their thoughts and actions. They overcome the things that hold them back and start doing the things that move them and their team forward. They have a crystal clear understanding of where they are going and what needs to be done to get there.
Small Business Owners and Franchisees
As a small business owner or entrepreneur you started your business as a way to do what you loved or were really good at doing. You saw this as a way to take control of your life and your future so that you could do what you want, when you wanted to. The problem is that you find yourself spending all of your time dealing with technology issues, insurance renewals, meeting payroll, dealing with personnel issues and not enough time doing what you got into this business for in the first place.
Success in growing a business comes with a great many new challenges at each step along the way. We often say “What got you here, isn’t going to get you there.” As your business grows, the strategies and sometimes the people aren’t sufficient to get you to the next level of success.
Succeeding in business requires a vision combined with the passion and commitment to pursue that vision. It also requires a willingness to change, to learn, to become, and to take calculated risks … it
requires entrepreneurial leadership and strategic thinking. Business owners and leaders today have found that developing a strategy and an implementation plan is far more effective than leaving the future to chance. Furthermore, developing a strategy, a vision, a mission, and a specific plan of action contributes to long-term, sustainable success. If implemented correctly, it will create higher levels of motivation and commitment, and fuel continuously higher levels of achievement from everyone within the organization.
E3 Strategy Development serves as a trusted advisor on all aspects of the business. We work with business owners to step back from their business and see it for what it has become. Most importantly we create an accountability structure focused on results and objective review as opposed to subjective perceptions. Our leadership and business development processes help business leaders develop the skills and mindsets to dramatically improve their effectiveness in running their business and ultimately get the results they are looking for.
Self Employed Professionals and Individuals
As a Doctor, CPA, Attorney, Insurance Agent, Financial Advisor or other licensed professional you probably struggle with the business side of your practice. Your passion for helping people is your main focus but your responsibility to run and manage the business can be overwhelming at times. You are at the center of our business – you are what makes it all happen - you drive the revenues. Many licensed professionals are great at delivering their services, but struggle to handle all the aspects and complexities of being a successful business owner. Being a good plumber does not make a person successful at running a plumbing business. Sales, Marketing, Leadership, Planning, Operations, and Technology are all necessary components of any business. It is extremely difficult to be good at all these things.
Our proven process allows licensed professionals to step back and reflect on what is really going on in the practice. We encourage owners to face reality in their practice and decide what they really want from the business. We help these practice leaders develop a clear written plan of action to create the business they want and achieve the results they seek. Most importantly we create an accountability structure focused on results and objective review as opposed to subjective perceptions.
Our leadership and business development processes help professionals of all types develop the skills and mindsets to dramatically improve their effectiveness in running their practice and ultimately get the results want and need.
Exit Planning for Owners and Founders
The thought of leaving your business is hard. It’s been your life’s work and has afforded you the ability provide for and raise your family. It’s been your passion and the crowning achievement of your career. In many ways it has been your identity. And now, the thought of selling or transferring this business to someone else is bittersweet. On one hand, so much of you is tied up into that business that it is hard to tell where it ends and you begin. On the other hand, the long hours and the sacrifices were not just to build a legacy; it was to create an asset that would take care of you for the rest of your life.
Figuring out how to exit your business requires as much thought, planning and execution as building the business. It’s not necessarily hard but it requires a clear understanding of the financial, planning, revenue/profit and operational preparedness of the company. Although your company may provide a comfortable living for you does not necessarily make it attractive to a buyer. Without proper planning and a clear strategy it's clear why only 1 in 5 small and medium size businesses placed on the market ever actually sell. The rest are either liquidated or die with the owner.
The first step in a successful transition plan is The ExitMap Assessment©. This 22-question multiple-choice Assessment is FREE and focuses on the current state of your company and your future goals and plans. It only takes 15 minutes to complete and it delivers a 12-page summary report broken down into the four critical areas most important to business owners: Operations, Revenue/Profit trends, Planning to date, and your Financial preparedness.