You run a profitable and successful business, turning over a respectable amount, and employing a small team of between 4 and 10 people.
You know you do a great job, because clients come back again and again and refer their friends to you.
You know there is more demand out there for what you do, because you’re turning business away.
You know you could grow further, but you’re tearing your hair out because you just don’t seem to be able to build the capacity you need. You just can’t seem to find enough of the right people. You can’t get the people you do have to do things the way you want them done. Every time you think you’ve solved the problem, someone leaves.
The upshot is that you spend far too much of your time ‘managing’ – telling people how to do their jobs, sometimes even doing it for them, because its quicker that way.
That isn’t why you started your business. You wanted to take control of your own destiny, to make a dent in the universe, to get a better balance between life and work.
The last thing you wanted was to become the kind of boss you hated, in a business that’s running you.
If you’ve started your own business, there’s a good chance you did it to escape from the kind of ‘management’ you hated – the kind that gave you a task to do, told you to get on with it, then proceeded to tell exactly how to do it their way.
But that’s likely to be the only kind of ‘management’ you’ve learned. So when you’re confronted with the problems of building a team larger than a few, that’s naturally what you fall back on.
It didn’t work for you, and it doesn’t work for the kind of people you want to work with either.
So the problem isn’t your people, its how you communicate what you want from them.
If you can help your team get clear what’s required, give them the support they need to deliver it, and the right motivation, they can and will take responsiblity for delivering it.
We work with you on a one-to-one basis to design and document a process framework for your business that reflects your unique way of doing things, and empowers your team to take responsibility for delivering on your promises to clients.
We always start at Define Promise, then move to where you need help most.
If you want to keep up with demand, we’ll look at Keep Promise first. If you want to attract more, better clients, we’ll start with Share Promise.
Either way you’ll get a fixed-price programme of regular hands-on advice, mentoring and practical delivery that will build your business into a sustainable, scaleable, saleable asset that will work the way you want without you having to be there. In other words, an Autonomous Enterprise.
but setting your people free takes the brakes off business growth – and sets you free to enjoy the fruits of all your labour too.
You can see if it’s for you, with our 2-month taster, where we help you to make space for growth by working on one of your ‘Keep Promise’ service delivery processes.
That might be the process that’s giving you the most grief right now or the one that would free you up the most.
If you get value from it, you can carry on.
If you don’t, you can have your money back.
We won’t know if this is right for you till we know more about each other, so let’s talk.
Get in touch by calling 020 8895 6851 or let me know you want a callback.