Engineering Business Growth Blog
As an entrepreneur it can be easy to think this way about recruitment. You’ve grafted to create a company that generates enough income that you can now employ others, but it’s been blood, sweat and tears all the way. Now you’re in a position to offer...read more
There are so many factors that go into making up a successful business. You’ve got to have a lot of things in place including The right product or service The right people to deliver it The right leadership The right systems and processes The right messaging to...read more
Once you have clarified your business purpose by reading the previous blog and answering the 20 Questions guaranteed to fuel the fire that will drive you to greater business success! you should have a boost in your drive to achieve the next level in your business and...read more
When someone leaves employment to start their own business they experience a huge surge of excitement about the possibility of what the future can hold for them. They are liberated from working for someone else's gain. Away from the stress of their old employer. ...read more
If like many other Business Owners you struggle with balancing the amount of things you have committed to with the amount of time you have, then you may be in danger of “time bankruptcy!” This means you are reaching the point where time debt is creeping higher and...read more
It is important to have a series of numbers you are always measuring in your business that tell you if your efforts are achieving what you’re looking to achieve. Reviewing these on a monthly basis gives you a snapshot of the health of your business, but also give you key information about whether what you’re spending your time on is worthwhile or not. If you can see numbers going up in the way you want, then you know the things you are doing are working and therefore it is worthwhile doing more of it. If the numbers aren’t going up then it also tells you that you might be wasting your time on some activities.read more
Accountability is all about ACTION. It drives the learning and action cycle and when sustained over time creates change.
By having someone or something check in that action has been taken as agreed ensures progress. So just the simple act of telling your plan to another person raises the stakes. Making your commitments public draws your attention to it and reinforces its importance.
Being held accountable empowers the change you want to make. Accountability can provide the means for change and creates a great opportunity to acknowledge how you succeed. The structure of an accountability partnership in some way helps to get into action and stay in action to achieve goals.
I recently overheard a conversation where someone was talking about their strategy for developing business ideas. They said the key is to “throw a lot of things out there and see what sticks, then do more of that.” Now the first thing I thought of when I heard this...read more
The idea behind strategy is to take considered and purposeful action. It’s all too easy to end up as a busy fool, diving straight in to business delivery activity because it makes us feel like we’re doing something, but ultimately not achieving the results we want. We would strongly recommend putting the time aside to develop your strategy for the year if you want to make real purposeful progress towards achieving your business vision.read more
“A journey of 1000 miles begins with a single step” Lao Tzu (Chinese Philosopher) The creation of a business can certainly seem like a 1000 mile journey. And on such a long journey there will be numerous challenges, distractions and re-routing. Amongst all of this one...read more