Ready for a Business Makeover?
You started your business for more money and freedom. Now, there’s too much to do for too little to show for it. Frustrating, isn’t it?
You can fix it. You’ve come to the right place. I’m Ellen Rohr, The Plumber’s Wife turned Business Makeover Expert. I’ve got LOADS of experience starting, fixing and growing extraordinary businesses. Here’s how we do it…
Clean Up Your Financials! If you figure out your asset from your elbow, keep score and price right, you will manufacture profits and cash!
Put a Simple Business Plan Together. Focus your intention and create a simple, powerful plan for reaching goals. Get your team on the same page…and you are off on a profitable adventure! Get Started with my 6 Step Business Planning Video Series.
Confused? At a loss when talking to your accountant? Learn the bling lingo! Download a FREE glossary and keep it handy as you work with your professional money managers and expand your financial literacy!
Don’t turn to your competitors for a sound selling price. Consider what you want and what you are worth! How much do you charge for an hour of your life? How much for your knowledge, experience, physical and technical skills? Download my FREE Pricing Worksheet and crunch some number$!
Our Mission is all about Freedom! Financial freedom, lifestyle freedom. Honorable, profitable business expands peace and freedom across the planet. That’s why we do what we do at www.ellenrohr.com
However, not everyone has to have their own business. If you are so moved, I encourage you to go for it! Your business may or may not help you reach your financial and lifestyle goals. If your business isn’t working, a business plan may help you Continue…Date: July 10, 2014
The other day my 20 year old dishwasher died. Alas. So, I went to a big box appliance store. I asked to see some dishwashers and a nice young man escorted me to a row of them. From left to right, the most expensive to the cheapest were lined up.
I barely cook. It’s just me and Hotrod at home. I usually wash each dish before I put it in the dishwasher. I was pretty sure Continue…Date: July 3, 2014
When I meet with a client, I ask them to, “Tell me what your life would be like if all your dreams came true.” Often the response includes, “I want my business to run without me. I want to give my employees a chance to grow and move up the ladder.”
Kenny Chapman, of Peterson Plumbing in Grand Junction, CO, is living that dream. Kenny travels the world, while his amazing crew in Colorado makes Continue…Date: June 17, 2014
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Manners promote peace, friendship…and sales! Growing up, my sisters and brother and I were fortunate to have a mother who taught us good manners. Yai Yai gave us a rule that if you are going to visit someone, you should bring a gift.
Bringing a gift is a lovely way to break the ice with new friends and it’s a gesture of respect and gratitude to old friends. Spiritual author Deepak Chopra says, “It doesn’t Continue…Date: June 9, 2014
I’ve had about 100 jobs. Yet I can count on one hand the number of times I have shown up on my first day of work and known who my boss was and what my position in the company was. The Organizational Chart is a graphic description of those two things.
#1 It is the roster for your company. Super helpful. And you can then springboard from the Org Chart to Position Descriptions. Create a short Continue…Date: May 29, 2014
What I know for sure? That my purpose in life is to help people find freedom – financial freedom, lifestyle freedom – in a business of their own. So, I said YES when Wells Fargo (@WellsFargo) asked me to participate in the Wells Fargo Works Project, to help James and Deundra Hundun of U.A. Academy. Together, we put together a marketing plan, built a rockin’ website, energized credit card customer payments, streamlined organizational systems and cranked Continue…Date: May 12, 2014
My friend has a business plan that “passed muster” with her bank and she got a loan. How about if I just take her plan and customize it for my business? Sounds like a good short cut. What do you think?
I like and don’t like that idea. While it can be a short cut, adopting someone else’s plan (or using a fill-in-the-blanks business plan template) is like a color-by-number painting. It may look Continue…Date: April 30, 2014
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I love April, John and the Watermark Plumbing Team! I especially love April’s and John’s four daughters. They are smart and hilarious and their parents totally appreciate them. (Become April’s FB friend and you’ll see what I mean.) I appreciate what it takes to manage 4 young girls, and a team of fun-loving plumbers! Too much to do, too little time…and an avalanche of paperwork.
An inspiring, profitable business plan can help. If Continue…Date: April 21, 2014
I recently did a google hangout with Ashlei Williams of PHC News. She is young and smart and really savvy when it comes to social media. Relatively speaking, I am old when it comes to e-marketing. (You, too?) We chatted it up and shared ideas for embracing new technology. Here are a few tips…
Just dive in. Nobody really has e-marketing dialed in. We can work it out as we go.
Don’t bother trying to get kids off Continue…
Note: I am blogging on behalf of Visa Business and received compensation for my time from Visa for sharing my views in this post, but the views expressed here are solely mine, not Visa’s. Visit http://facebook.com/visasmallbiz to take a look at the reinvented Facebook Page: Well Sourced by Visa Business. The Page serves as a space where small business owners can access educational resources, read success stories from other business owners, engage with peers, and Continue…Date: March 28, 2014