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6 Lies – 6 Truths – New Business Owners

A 19-page roadmap to the common myths and truths of owning and growing a business. No nonsense, just a fresh, reality-based perspective. Learn the six things you SHOULD know about starting a new business.

It Works Like This – Our Approach to Growing a Business

A 20-page playbook with the answer to the questions “What’s next?” or “What else can I do to grow my business?” Learn how to improve business performance, grow a business, grow a management team, and grow your leadership skills.

Getting Buy In – Planning for Change With Your Team

Get buy-in to the big changes in your organization. How do you get your employees to believe that without change, there will never be growth? Most businesses don’t even try. That promotes resistance and stops change dead in its tracks.  Assuming you have the right people on your team, they will agree to change when you explain its necessity and make it clear to them what’s in it for them, and what the honest challenges are.

The 360 Customer Experience Cycle – creating the foundations of repeat and referred business

Create a customer experience that drives sales, repeat and referred business, and profits. Is getting sales and getting repeat sales the same thing? Most businesses are leaving market share on the table, because they don’t understand the difference. Repeat and referred business is the lifeblood of a thriving business, and the only way to ensure growing market share.

The Recruiting Cycle – how to have the one thing that matters more than anything else: a talented team

‘The Recruiting Cycle: The roadmap to building a high-value, high retention organization.’ Do you market for talent? Most businesses don’t. And THAT’S a mistake. Marketing for talent and just putting up job postings, are not the same thing.  If you have the right talent on your team your customers will come, and they will stay.

Positive Feedback Management – the most effective way to improve productivity

This 14-page roadmap covers why Positive Feedback is the most effective management tool there is, and how to redesign your organization and your management practices to leverage the power of positive feedback. Do you want to improve productivity, retention, and net happiness? Start using positive feedback today.

The Cash Flow Cycle – the heart of a financially successful business

This eBook walks you through the steps to build a cash flow cycle that supports growth through bootstrapping. Bootstrapping is a challenging way to grow a business at the best of times, but if your cash flow is not optimal, it is impossible. Revenues and profits matter, but nothing matters as much in growing a business as available cash flow.

The Ultimate Business – how is this all going to end?

‘The Ultimate Business – Your Guide To Maximizing The Value of Your Business’

This 21-page toolkit covers the three major steps you have to take in your journey to creating the ultimate business: (1) Build the brand; (2) Build the team; (3) Build the systems. Your business will not give you a positive return on your investment of blood, sweat, and tears, until you have implemented the ideas in this guide.

The Organized Owner – Managing Email

How to get on top of email and start using it as a productivity tool instead of a productivity drain.

The Trades Business Toolkit

Download ‘Trades Business Toolkit – The Tools You Need to Grow a Trades Business’. Learn how a trades business can grow market share, develop resilient systems, and develop human capacity. This is all about improving business performance and growing from ‘self-employed plumber or electrician’ to being the owner of a thriving business where you don’t work on the tools!

The Strategic Business

Want to get past being self-employed and start getting the benefits you have dreamed about, being a business owner? Download this blueprint to effective strategic planning. Understand the reasons why strategic planning is central to your growth. Business Strategy is not mysterious or complex, it is just a basic set of principles that help you make the right decisions that grow your business dreams into business reality.

External Resources

CFIB (Canadian Federation of Independent Businesses)www.cfib-fcei.ca/english/index.html
Canadian Businesswww.canadianbusiness.com/
Inc Magazinewww.inc.com/
Harvard Business Reviewhbr.org/
David Rendallwww.drendall.com/
Seth Godinwww.sethgodin.com/sg/
Gary Vaynerchuck’s YouTube channel: www.youtube.com/user/GaryVaynerchuk

Great Performances Facebook: business.facebook.com/greatperformancesgroup
Flipboard Business Owners Digest
– flipboard.com/@clemens_rettich/business-owner%27s-digest-hrf4fncfy

 

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John has been my business coach for a year now and I have seen an ROI of 25% in my net Revenue and profit as a result. He has helped me to focus on driving sales, focusing my time, improving production and employee satisfaction. As an entrepreneur, it is important to know where you are in your business and specifically where you are going. John has given me tools to analyse what I have done and do what i have to do to move my business forward.

Cheryl Foley

I highly recommend John as a coach and a business consultant: deep experience and interest in a client’s needs, strong support and powerful coaching skills helped me to identify a new level of my business development through amazing “Aha moment!” just in a hour work with John! Thank you John, and wishing you well!

Marina Malmberg – Owner

John is a visionary that takes global thinking from years of experience across big and small corporate environments, and applies it locally by pursuing his passion of providing traction for micro business growth. Working alongside John at The Network Hub Nanaimo has resulted in several “a-ha!” moments through discussion and collaboration, and John’s presence is reassuring. So, if you are like me – a micro-business owner with a ‘why not’ mindset – you will likely experience a faster ‘concept’ to ‘commercialization’ for your business by working with John.

Angie Bernard, Hub Builder