Client Feature: Robbie
“My coach with Small Business Coach Associates made a very large impact on my business.”
What if I told you that small business success could mean more time with your spouse, profits soar, and an overall sense of fulfillment? It sounds too good to be true, right?
That’s the reality Robbie experienced when he decided to join Small Business Coach Associates.
However, Robbie’s journey was not easy.
Here’s what happened.
Even though they had been operating successfully since 1965, due to the financial situation they faced caused by incurring a very large bad debt, Robbie was desperate and frustrated.
Robbie feared that bankruptcy or reorganization might be their only option.
|“Although we have had a reputation for outstanding service and technical expertise since 1965, our business was having a difficult time making it through these hard economic times. We incurred a bad debt of $174,000, which equals about 10% of our annual sales, and it caused me to explore possibly filing bankruptcy or reorganization of the company. I was beginning to lose hope in recovering from this large loss. We had many obstacles to overcome, low morale with our employees, non-existent cash flow, and inefficient business practices. I was working 80 hours per week and I told him that the number one thing I wanted was a date with my wife.”|
But the results were remarkable when he decided to invest in small business coaching.
Before starting one-on-one coaching, he mentioned that his number-one priority is to have a date with his wife.
|“I was working 80 hours per week and I told him that the number one thing I wanted was a date with my wife.”|
Within six months of working with Small Business Coach Associates.
Not only did Robbie’s small business succeed and become profitable again, but he had more time with his wife. Furthermore he had an increased income that allowed them to do things they never thought possible before, and a renewed sense of accomplishment.
|“After six months, our profits had increased over $152,000, which annualized is over $300,000 per year! We have started paying off our accounts payable to our vendors. We have reorganized our office and improved our staff with my coach’s help. We are starting to achieve many of the actions in our action plan. I have a clearer vision of where we are going and what it takes to get us to the next level. With this clearer vision comes renewed hope. Most importantly, I am working less and have started taking my wife out on dates. I would like to thank SBCA for seeing hope in me and my company, and helping us through a difficult time”|
Robbie’s small business success story is just one example of the many small businesses that have benefited from Small Business Coach Associates.
The Top 3 Take Away From Robbie’s Story
#1 Don’t Be Afraid To Seek Help
As small business owners, we often make the mistake of trying to do everything ourselves. We want to be in control and take pride in our ability to tackle every problem independently.
But truthfully, sometimes we don’t have the know-how or experience necessary to handle certain situations effectively. That’s why it is so important to seek help from a professional if you need to.
These professionals can provide invaluable insight, advice, and guidance to help you navigate difficult situations and grow your small business. They also offer a unique perspective on various challenges small businesses face and how best to approach them. Most importantly, these small business coaches are there to provide small business owners with the support they need.
If you’re feeling overwhelmed or uncertain about how to proceed, don’t hesitate to get help. It can make a huge difference in your small business’s success!
#2 Develop a realistic action plan and collaborate with your team to make it happen.
It’s not enough to just have a vision for your small business. To make it a reality, you’ll need an action plan outlining the steps you’ll take to meet your goals. This means taking time to break down what to be done and creating a timeline that works with your team’s resources and abilities.
Communicating your vision and collaborating with your team to develop actions will help ensure everyone is on the same page when it comes to executing the plan. Make sure everyone knows their roles and responsibilities, as well as any deadlines or milestones they need to meet in order to keep things moving forward
Developing an actionable plan and involving your team in the process can be incredibly beneficial to small businesses and can set you up for success. So don’t overlook this important step!
#3 Take Action
It’s easy to talk about small business growth, but actually taking the necessary steps to get there is much harder. No magic pill will make your small business successful overnight – small business owners have to be willing to put in the work.
This includes defining your mission, vision and values. It also includes creating an effective strategy and understanding how to optimize various processes within your small business. It takes time, hard work, and dedication to get small businesses where they need to be.
At the end of the day, small business owners have to take action if their small businesses are going to succeed. There’s no way around it – small business owners must be willing to put in the effort required for success
We know that small business owners face obstacles and challenges almost every day. But rather than feeling overwhelmed by them, having a small business coach can help you navigate these issues. You can reach your goals of increased profits, more time with your loved ones, and overall small business success
Many say that marketing is the secret to success.
Marketing is definitely one of the most important factors to success. However, there are other things that matter.
A successful business needs a great team and a well-implemented business system in place.
Most business owners are unable to achieve this and as a result…
They get stuck, desperate, and frustrated.
And unable to grow their business.
If you want to unlock the potential of your small business, seek the help and advice of Small Business Coach Associates. With our help, you can develop a realistic action plan, take action on it and make your small business vision come true. So what are you waiting for? Contact us today!
Together we can create the small business success you deserve.
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