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I founded Core Business Solutions with the goal of helping business owners improve operating results, add value, and recapture the energy and passion that was present when the business was new. We also have the expertise to assist start-up companies create the foundational structure needed to provide the best opportunity for the business to grow and prosper in uncertain economic times. Our goal is to help the business entrepreneur/owner, through mentoring and coaching, develop or enhance managerial skills while providing that independent and objective advice and expertise usually provided by a board of directors.
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Thursday, April 30, 2015

Make time to work ON your Business!

Make time to work ON your Business!

 I have client, a retailer who worked five days a week in his business. When we met four years ago, I asked, “When do you work on your business?”
My new client gave me a puzzled look and asked, “Don’t you think I do work and should work every day at (in) my business?”  I explained that working in or at the business wasn’t the same as working on it — doing things that didn’t involve retail sales, but that set the scene for greater success.
I told my client to set aside one day a week for a month and not go into the store, but work on his business from his home office. He did, and after the third week the company’s books were up to date, new marketing plans and activities were researched and planned, and progress was made on developing an Employee Handbook.
My client had a classic “Aha! moment”:  “Now I see why working on my business is so important.” Since that schedule change, this client’s annual revenues have almost tripled, and he has time to plan and move the company forward.

I recommend that every business owner spend at least 5 hours a week (a full day is better) working on his/her business.
It’s not always easy, but if you call Walt, he will help you find the time for this business-building practice! 727-647-8242.


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