By you’ve now learned that whenever I offer recommendations on “growing” your company, it is because I really want you to possess solid, relevant information that can help make sure that your company’s growth is steady, strong, and productive. It’s most likely on purpose that the clients are sometimes known as a “plant”. And it is on purpose that Nature could be our teacher when it comes to how you can “grow” our business.
When we take a look at growing your company like growing a tree for example, the procedure might look something similar to this:
* Seed: Idea
* Soil: Foundation
* Water: Investment
* Roots: System
* Trunk: Structure
* Branches: Salesforce
* Leaves: Customers
Interesting, is not it that buyers – the factor we generally concentrate on first, are really caused by exactly what comes before? Maybe you’re ready to improve your focus, as it were, from people to processes. Coming back towards the plant example, when the seed is rotten to start with, it will not root. When the soil is sandy and porous, it will not hold water, when the water is scarce, the guarana plant can’t grow, when the trunk is weak, the dwelling will collapse, when the branches break, leaves can’t grow, and should there be no leaves – there aren’t any customers.
Knowing that, let us turn how to business and check out indicators that indicate that something or someone needs attention. Einstein mentioned that the problem can’t be fixed through the same procedure that produced it, yet frequently business proprietors stick to the same processes that got them in danger to begin with, believing that things will in some way change. Well, they will not, except possibly to get worse. So, here are a few quick fixes to think about in case your “plant” is wilting.
Let us assume you are beyond the “seed” phase of creating a great service or product to market, that you have developed your strategic business plan, produced a powerful vision statement to obtain everybody going after exactly the same goal, have streamlined a mission statement you have published in obvious look at everybody (staff and customers!), as well as your culture statement adequately states your company’s ethics and values.
This, obviously, implies that you’ve a office. If my assumptions are false, you will want to backtrack and strengthen individuals areas which are weak before continuing to move forward.