There are countless things you can do to improve the growth of your business, but it can be difficult to know where to start.
It’s no secret that most small business owners feel like they need to improve one or more aspects of their growth.
So what can you do and turn to get the key information, insights and advice you need to help you improve growth?
You can engage a consultant, but the consulting process can be arduous and time-consuming, with the costs being high. Consultants often come without industry knowledge which means that you’ll largely depend on them for decisions while overlooking other people’s experiences within your own company; this is an inherent flaw in trying to source outside help when there are so many capable individuals right at hand!
You can enrol yourself for further education, however the high cost and time commitment needed is a major barrier for many people. The outdated curriculum material, concepts and perspectives in modern-day classrooms often do not match what businesses need from their employees who work closely with clients on daily basis.
You can enrol to attend one-off seminars however a major potential limitation of one-off seminars is that the information presented may not be comprehensive. The seminar may only touch on the basics of the topic, leaving attendees with more questions than answers. Additionally, one-off seminars can be expensive, and it may not be possible to attend multiple seminars on the same topic in order to get a more well-rounded education. A one-off seminar typically requires travel, which can be time-consuming and costly. For busy professionals, taking a day or even a weekend away from work to attend a seminar may not be feasible.
You can as many do rely on casual referrals from friends or colleagues and/or spend endless time trawling advertising-driven search engines and marketplaces in the hope you get the information and solutions you need. All of which can be risky and provide limited assurance and comfort regarding the quality or compatibility of the solution that will truly best serve your growth challenges and needs.
You can ask for help from mentors, advisors, or other experienced entrepreneurs. Their insights can be invaluable in helping you take your business to the next level. However, there are some limitations to asking for help. First, mentors and advisors may not be available or willing to help. Second, even if they are willing to help, they may not have the time or expertise to provide the level of support that is needed. Third, their advice may be biased or based on their own experiences, which may not be relevant to the specific business. Finally, they may not be able to provide unbiased feedback or constructive criticism. Asking for help from mentors, advisors, and other experienced entrepreneurs can be a helpful , but it is important to be aware of the limitations.
Without this essential knowledge, however, you may be making decisions that are actually stunting and jeopardising your business’s growth potential.
So is there a better, more time efficient and cost effective approach and pathway to getting the information and solutions you need for generating greater growth?
Yes , its called Growth & Search
Need help working out what to do and prioritise? Start by reducing your reliance on time
consuming, costly traditional approaches to sourcing information, knowledge and support and give us a call to discuss a better way.