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$!
Makeover? Yes, please. We are well into 2014 already! The Business Makeover 2014 Summit was intended to help you (and me!) make this a seminal year. A year in which we can breakthrough and breakout and makeover our lives and businesses.
Hurray…off to a great start. As Business Makeover 2014 wraps up, here’s what I’ve learned. (Maybe you could share what you’ve discovered, too, in the comments below? Thanks!)
It’s good to put ourselves out there. Life Continue…Date: March 4, 2014
Did you watch the XXII Olympic Games? Inspiring! Perhaps you’ve been moved to improve your physical fitness. Substitute fruit for potato chips. Go for a run. Do some yoga. Train for a springtime race and dream BIG! You may be inspired to dream BIG about your business, too. Here are 4 Olympic Lessons for you, dear Biz Owner!
#1. Relax. Sage Kotsenburg took it nice and easy and won the Gold Medal in the Snowboard Slopestyle Continue…Date: February 24, 2014
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: February 11, 2014
The problem with thinking is that you are not doing anything. In our world, doing is deemed better than thinking. I think…we do too much thoughtlessly. I think we should think more. Then, we can do less and gain more.
I decided to start 2014 with new and challenging conversations. I invited the brightest folks I know to share their advice to help us make quantum leap changes in our businesses. Business Makeover 2014 was born. Continue…Date: January 30, 2014
When Hot Rod and I were first married, we lived in a cabin outside of Whitefish, Montana. It was 11 by 15 feet and the foundation was four, almost-flat rocks. We had all of $5000 between us and we contracted a well driller and a “diviner” to help us find – and hit – water. Three days later, we had a $5000 hole, but no water.
So, my husband, The Plumber, figured out an alternative Continue…
Then, the sun would rise. You know, everything is better, clearer, easier in the light of day. And, everything is scarier in the dark. Lesson learned: Go back to sleep. Continue…Date: January 11, 2014
My friend and mentor, Al Levi, uses a powerful exercise to engage clients in business development. He asks, “Imagine this. You walk out the front door of your business, and cross the street. You decide you are going to recreate, makeover, your business. What, and who, do you bring with you?”
Or do you decide to do something completely new? You get to choose and the beginning of a year is the right time to reflect Continue…Date: December 28, 2013
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 find Continue…Date: December 16, 2013
I met a fellow named David recently. He is working on an exciting business project. There are a lot of unknowns with this project, and a significant financial investment. As we were discussing the long list of things to do, I asked David, “The scope and risk of this business venture don’t seem to worry you. How come?”
David replied, “A few years ago, I was working on a construction project. We were laying out pipe Continue…Date: December 3, 2013
Year end is a great time to consider the year to come. Review the wins and losses and vow to make 2014 even better. Update your Budget. Consider what costs are going up. Health insurance? Yep. Retirement benefits? You aren’t getting any younger. New trucks? Hey, it’s time. Then, create a top line Sales Goal that will cover your guesstimated costs and deliver your desired amount of profits. Business 101.
Now, consider what that Continue…Date: November 18, 2013