Frustrated with working more and earning less than your staff?
If you're like many small business owners, you work longer and harder than everyone around you, including your staff. Could it be that.....
You are uncomfortable holding your staff accountable?
You are fed up with not taking vacations?
You seem to be working on the busy work and never getting to the important stuff (like marketing and revenue generating)?
You feel like a gerbil are on a treadmill, working harder and harder with less and less results?
You desire to automate and systematize your work processes but have no idea where to start?
You yearn to become the leader that you know you could be if only.....?
Or perhaps, you are a small business wanna be and are overwhelmed with where to start.
Get a Life! These Business Owners Did
Case Study #1
Client: Husband and wife owners of distribution business with 45+ employees in Reno Presenting Issues: Business (Owners) Were:
Conflicted over roles and responsibilities of owners
Desiring to grow the business but feeling overwhelmed with current responsibilities
Micro-managing everything, using the excuse that those managers in charge couldn't do the work (in fact, these managers had reached their ceiling (skills vs. job match) and were unable to perform at level required by a growing company
Experiencing high employee turnover and un-engaged employees
Clients' Outcomes with weekly coaching:
Clarified roles and responsibilities
Hired General Manager, freeing up CEO to grow the business
Increased revenues, services and products and profit margins
Negotiated successful departure of non-performing key managers
Re-engaged employees by creating incentive plans and more collaborative management
Note: The gender, titles, locations and circumstances have been altered slightly to protect the confidentiality of the client. Individual results will vary depending upon motivation, commitment and
Client Study #2
Client: Husband and wife small business owners with 60+ employees in Sacramento Presenting Issues: Business (Owners) were:
Ready to retire, but no succession plan
Desired a business operating plan- a clear path of where business was heading
Working too much on day-to-day operations
Desired key managers to be more responsible and accountable (owners rarely took long vacations)
Wage administration was problematic- no system, employees asking for raises too often, employees perceived current practice as unfair
Problematic lease negotiations
Clients' Outcomes based on weekly coaching:
Explored succession plan options and decided on course of action
Trained and supported Key Managers, making it possible for owners to take extended vacation
Continued to improve bottom line in tough economic times by rewarding staff for performance, updating equipment and adding new services
Developed and implemented a compensation plan, making wage decisions more consistent and increasing employee's perception of fairness
Renegotiated lease with less emotional turmoil than in the past
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