From Little Things, Big Things Grow
The panellists from our Business Breakfast with Cleveland Rotary – Scott, Tanya and Andrew gave an abundance of excellent advice on how to grow your business and how you can achieve your goals. Check out their Bite Sized Business Brilliance!
Passion and hard work.
Build a team of people who want to be there, who want to do the right thing and who want to succeed.
Be really clear on what you expect from staff and give them the training to succeed.
Keep sight of your vision.
Stop working in the business and work on the business.
Find a business adviser / coach / mentor.
A commitment to something today, doesn’t mean a commitment for 10 years.
and you need good people to run the systems.
Plus, you’ll be missing out on a learning opportunity.
Get them to go looking for things that could go wrong. Look under the carpet!
Good and bad.
If it walks like a duck and it quacks like a duck then it is a duck (so have it for dinner!).
Talk about them all the time – you can never talk about them too much! It drives the culture and sets expectations of how to treat each other, customers, suppliers, etc.
It will challenge you to grow.
Hang in there and embrace the learning opportunity.
Believe you can do it! What’s the worst that can happen?
The collective is better than the individual. It’s important to have different strengths and weaknesses, but values have to be completely aligned. Have clear areas of responsibility and drive each other to be better. Be very honest from the outset – understand what each partner wants, how much they’re willing to put in and how much they’re willing to work.