In 2016, Mike and I discovered something…
We discovered that entrepreneurs and business owners we had met and worked with, went into business for themselves because they wanted to escape the 9-5 grind and were amazing at WHAT THEY DID…
For example, contractors are amazing with their hands and have the skills to redesign an entire home and solve the everyday problems of homeowners. They make people’s dream homes become a reality.
Accountants are incredible with numbers, helping people and businesses save as much money as possible when tax season comes around. That and they help catch any unseen financial risks most of us would more than likely overlook.
Bakers, can make the most delicious meals, snacks, and desserts, always leaving people’s mouths watering for more.
But that most of those entrepreneurs and business owners alike had one thing in common…
We realized that although every business owner goes into business for themselves because they are amazing at WHAT THEY DO, they did not have enough knowledge when it come to business fundamentals and how to build a business with the proper foundation for sustained growth.
What do you mean proper foundation?
Here’s what we mean. When you build a house, there’s a system or process in how the house HAS to be built to make sure it doesn’t come crumbling down during an earthquake or windstorm. Once you have a sturdy foundation, the frame gets put up, and later the ‘guts’ of the home are installed so that everything inside operates correctly for many years to come.
When it comes to the frame and the ‘guts’ (the operational systems of the home), there’s a process to making sure everything meshes together. The framing, plumbing, and electrical systems must be put together in such a way that they will continue to operate even if one portion dies and needs to be replaced. Even the floor plan is designed strategically to make sure families get the most out of their home.
This same concept of building a solid foundation, then building the framework, and installing the proper operational systems should be done within your business as well, so that if something does go wrong, your business doesn’t suffer or collapse.
So today, Mike and I would like to give you a short but in-depth checklist to run your business through to make sure you’ve got a sturdy foundation for many more years to come.
If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to send us an email! We are in the business of problem solving after all, and helping small business owners just like you is our mission!