Once you have a handle on the basics of your business, it's time to think about how to create and sustain momentum. Many small businesses stall out after the initial excitement of starting wears off, but with the right approach, you can keep the ball rolling. Here are three tips to get you started.
Step one: Build a vision WITH your team
If you're like most business owners, you have a vision for your company. You may even have a plan detailing how to make that vision a reality. But what happens when you try to get your team on board? Many business owners struggle with getting their teams to buy into the vision and helping it become a reality. Especially if they had no say in the crafting of the vision.
So, if you want to achieve something great, you cannot do it alone. To be successful, your team needs to be on board with your vision and support it every step of the way. That means involving the team to create the vision, getting their feedback, and ensuring that they are part of the process every step of the way. By involving your team in the process, you can ensure that they will be behind you all the way to success.
Step two: Establish a rhythm of working ON the business
One of the most important things business owners need to do is find time throughout the year for their team to work ON the business. This may seem impossible, but it's not! By setting aside specific times for planning, strategizing and goal setting, you can help your team stay focused and on track. And by taking a step back and allowing them to work on the business, you'll be amazed at the renewed energy and focus after each session.
Step three: Implement accountability
We all need a little accountability. That's either from having a friend or another business owner who is keeping an eye on us, or working with a firm that provides the resources and perspective to help us stay on track. Both have their benefits, but it's important to find what works best for you and your team.
You can gain the momentum you seek by establishing a clear vision for yourself and team members, working ON the business instead of IN the business, and implementing accountability measures. We have experience supporting many small businesses who are struggling to find their rhythm or implement these processes because they feel overwhelmed or don't know where to start. Our experts would love to take a call with you and explore options to implement these simple, but powerful strategies, into your business.
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