As we enter the season of overconsumption, we also know this will soon follow with the consequent feelings of regret and requisite intent to put things right. We also know full well that New Years’ resolutions rarely last, unless they are properly planned with sufficient focus placed on creating supporting structures to aid success.
At South West Growth Service, We also find that business owners also emerge from the seasonal miasma with the best intentions to put right those issues that have irritated them for so long, issues that, they perceive, have held them and their business back. Typically the most common New Year enquiries we receive are based on the following reactions:
The clarity created by the seasonal break, can then lead to action – often frenetic activity based on the initial impulse – we see it all the time: a new PR campaign, social media training, a new staff role, a new commitment to do more, less or different….
Whilst you could argue that something is better than nothing, often the chances of success are as good as my recent attempts to shed a few pounds, run a marathon and… well, you get the picture. The only way to achieve sustained change is to have a more considered assessment, reviewing your and your businesses’ aims and understanding precisely why you are not being successful. More often than not the answers are complex and fall across multiple areas – perhaps there has been a shift in the market resulting in your previously successful strategy now being ineffectual, maybe resulting in the wrong marketing and sales activity. Rarely is there a one-dimensional solution.
At South West Growth Service, we have developed a “Business Detox” process that will enable you and your key staff to spend a day with some of the best consultants in the SW reviewing the business performance along a range of parameters:
“Business detox” events are limited to only 6 businesses with a maximum of 3 staff per business. Early bird prices have been reserved for the first 2 businesses to register. The day is hosted at Devon Business & Education Centre and will last from 0900 to 1700. Lunch is provided.
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Chris Lorimer is an
experienced management consultant who has helped many owners, Directors and staff to achieve more.