Business can feel complex and overwhelming, with lots of hats to wear and not knowing where to start. However, whenever we start working with a new client we think of their business in the following 3 areas:
- Get The Work In
- Get The Work Done
- Get Paid and Get Organised
Which of these 3 areas are a priority and need attention? Ask yourself if you need to get more work in the door, or is the priority to get the work done more effectively and productively or is the priority to make sure that the back office admin, finance and planning processes are in place? Thinking of the business in this way can make it clearer where to start.
Once you have a better understanding of which area needs the most focus then you can look at the various strategies to work on to build these parts of the business.
- Get The Work In includes the sub-areas of Business Strategy, Marketing, Sales
- Get The Work Done includes Delivery Processes, Team Development, Business Systems
- Get Paid and Get Organised includes Direction (planning), Time Management and Financial Management
Work on 2-3 of these 9 areas at a time and you’ll be amazed at how easy it is to stay focused as you continue to develop your business.
By Anil Puri