Small Business Owner Burnout

4 Tips to eliminate Small Business Owner Burnout, and Get Your Life Back

Burnout happens to everyone at some point or another. It’s widespread among Small Business Owners because of the many expectations put on us.

You are the boss. You are the problem-solver, you should have all the answers.

No matter how difficult the questions might be.

Small Business Owner Burnout is not one specific thing. It’s an accumulation of stresses that deplete our energy, increase negative thoughts, and reduce productivity.

Burnout causes us to lose our passion for our business. This, in turn, increases stress and fatigue. Leading to more burnout! – it’s a vicious cycle.

Luckily there are some proven ways to reduce and recover from Small Business Owner burnout.

1. Build a team you love and trust

Building a team is not as simple as hiring the right people. It’s much more than that. What makes a strong team is teamwork.

Every person has strengths and weaknesses (you included). Working on those strengths and weaknesses together gives your team confidence to get the job done.

Even when you’re not there.

This starts to create some freedom to reduce Small Business Owner burnout and get your life back.

2. Delegate the “on the tools work”

Your biggest value is no longer “working on the tools”. Making sure your teams have everything they need adds more value than doing the job yourself.
As a Small Business Owner, your job is to make sure your team is successful for you. You won’t see that value until you can get off the tools.

3. Connect with the things you love.

You started your business because you were passionate about what you were good at. You wanted freedom, to connect with family and friends.

But the reality of business is very different. You find yourself working ultra-long hours, sometimes for less money, and more stress.

Take the time to connect with your passions, with your friends and family.

Remember why you got into business.

4. Share the burden

All too often I see Small Business Owners taking on the burden of solving every problem on your own. If two heads are better than one why not ten heads? Or more?

If you have a problem or opportunity, present it to the staff, ask them for ideas and solutions. Let them take responsibility to put the solution into action.

This reduces your burden, whilst energizing your staff, creating a sense of purpose, and building a better team.

In principle these things are simple. But in practice, it can be really hard.

You may feel you are “airing your dirty laundry” to your staff, it feels like you are giving up control, or giving away your secrets, and uncovering all your vulnerabilities.

It is scary at first, every one of my clients is hesitant to start, but we do it together in a professional, and highly effective manner.

Once you do these 4 things I guarantee:

  • Significant weight will lift from your overburdened shoulders.
  • Your energy levels will increase.
  • Your business will make more money.
  • You will have more time to focus on what you love, and
  • You will get the passion back for your business.

Often the first step is the hardest, but once you make it, everyone around you will love you for it (including you).

Small Business Owner Burnout can lead to serious mental health issues:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Lost relationships
  • Family tension
  • Money worries
  • High staff turnover
  • Low self-esteem
  • Serious stress-related health conditions
  • Suicide

If you know someone that may be suffering from burnout, reach out and connect with them. If there are health concerns get them the help they need.

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About the Author:

Brad Horan is an accomplished Business Advisor and Chartered Accountant.

He loves business and particularly the human psychology of business decision-making and its role in achieving success.

Brad has over 20 years of experience in providing Business Advisory services across finance and operations. Early in his career, he recognized that there was a disconnect between operational and financial goals within businesses. This disconnect often resulted in businesses taking different conflicting actions despite trying to achieve the same result.

They unknowingly sabotaged their own business, and in extreme cases, they led to the demise of businesses.

Brad worked with hundreds of businesses over the years big and small, eventually coming up with a framework to drive ownership through all levels of the business. This improves employee relationships, customer experiences, and ultimately reduces work and stress for those managing the business.

Businesses big and small have benefited from Brad’s unique services; Midas, Diamond Pasta, Universal Pictures, HSBC, MetLife, Otis, Transport NSW, Hannover Re, Exxon Mobil, Care Fusion, Cleaning Star, Lonergan Research, Jim’s antennas to name a few.

KPI MASTERCLASS – KPI Meaning, KPI Examples, KPI Dashboard, How to Implement

Grow Your Business by at least 35%, with our World-leading Customer-Value KPI Framework™.

In this KPI masterclass, I will answer all of your KPI questions. I give you the KPI Meaning in Business, and all the tools, KPI examples, and KPI dashboards you need to create the very best KPI for your business.

Putting the right KPI in your business combined with clear actions WILL increase profit (customers usually achieve 50-75%), reduce stress, reduce staff turnover, and take your business to the next level.

The point of KPI metrics in your business is not to measure but to understand, and ultimately take action to improve.

In this Masterclass I will show you:

  1. The KPI meaning in business – Key Performance Indicator
  2. How to measure KPI Metrics – different types of KPI metrics
  3. KPI Examples – using the power of Customer Value KPIs
  4. KPI Dashboard – the same one we use to increase profit by 50-75%
  5. How to implement KPI in your business

1. KPI Meaning in Business

KPI Meaning in BusinessTypically we think of KPI in a business sense but that is not the only place they are used. We use them in sports e.g. batting/bowling averages for example.

We even have KPI in our technology – battery performance, and energy consumption (cars/appliances) are all areas in our everyday life where we use KPI without even thinking about them.

There are also other “newer” versions of KPI – OKR, KRA, GMH.

  • OKR: Objective and Key Results
  • KPI: Key Performance Indicators

To be honest these are all trying to do the exact same thing – set a goal, measure outcomes, and drive action towards achieving the goal.

Which approach you use (KPI, OKR, KRA, GMH) is far less important than how you use it. I suggest to clients use whichever concept resonates well with you and your team but make sure you develop an actionable framework around it (clients use our Profit Growth Framework to do this).

As you will see later in this article developing a Goal or Objective and taking habit-forming actions are just as important with KPI as they are with OKR, KRA, and GMH.

KPI Meaning breakdown

KPI is short for “Key” “Performance” “Indicator”. Let’s break this down before we look at it in total.

K is for Key – in the case of KPI key means “of crucial importance”. These are only the things that are critical to success in your business. This is an extreme focus on a specific outcome! (This is the same Key for OKR, KRA)

P – is for Performance. The typical definition for performance is the execution of an action to accomplish something, to achieve the goal. (This is the same as Objectve for OKR, Result for KRA, Goal for GMH)

Gas GaugeWhilst “Key” is designed to focus on a specific outcome, “Performance” is focused on the execution of the action to accomplish that outcome. This means a single KPI must be measuring both the execution and the outcome.

I is for Indicator. Think of an indicator as a gauge or meter. It gives you status but does not provide the full picture. E.g. think of your petrol/gas gauge in your car. You want to know how much gas you have, if you run out you won’t reach your destination.  It indicates roughly how much gas you have in your car – it doesn’t tell you how much you need to reach your destination…

The Indicator will point to something, it doesn’t give an exact result and does not solve the issue. You must take ACTION – We’ll get to that later. (This is the same as Result for OKR and KRA, and similar to Habit for GMH)

KPI examplesNote: A few (4-6 only) very targeted KPI metrics in your business are far better than a scattergun approach trying to cover all scenarios.

I see some businesses that create a tremendous number of ”KPI” in the hope that the result will tell me exactly what’s wrong and give me a solution.

Sorry, that is not going to happen! Having more KPI will simply confuse the issues.

More KPI will not give you the solution it simply dilutes the “Key” in KPI making it confusing for staff to understand what is most important.

It is important to remember that the point of KPI metrics in your business is not to measure but to understand, and ultimately take action to improve.

2. How to Measure KPI Metrics

KPI Meaning in BusinessThere are literally thousands of KPI out there but about 99% of them are not effective. Either because the people trying to impact the KPI doesn’t understand it or they simply don’t address the crucial aspects of the business.

Remember from our definition we want to measure both the execution and the outcome.

For example, a good way to look at performance is by using the formula output divided by input (p=o/i). Output is the outcome and input is the execution.

I see many businesses using sales $ as the KPI. But this only measures the outcome, not the execution.

Let’s consider this in this real KPI example to explain:

Bob and Joan are both salespeople at ABC company. Bob is old school, and although almost retired he has not let up at all. He achieves the highest amount of sales every month. He has a lot of connections within the industry and makes sales primarily through face-to-face meetings, coffees, lunches, and the like.

Joan is new age she loves digital, her sales are primarily through zoom meetings, phone calls, and online chat. She has a young family and works part-time.

Joan has good sales but not like Bob.

Last month Bob’s sales were $80,000,  Joan’s were $60,000

If our KPI is Sales $ – Bob is the clear winner.

But let’s look deeper… Using the formula p=o (output)/i (input) where o = Sales $ and i = hours worked. This KPI Example is Sales $ per Hour Worked.

Bob worked 200 hours last month. Joan was part-time and worked 120 hours.

Bob’s sales $80,000 divided by 200 hours = $400 of Sales per Hour.

Joan’s sales $60,000 divided by 120 hours = $500 of Sales per hour.

Joan is actually 25% more efficient and effective than Bob.

If Bob could do $500 per hour he would make $100,000 of sales ($20,000 more) each month.

You can see from the graphs that when we use just sales Bob is the star, but when we use Sales per hour Joan is the star.

If I had a choice I would want to employ more Joans and less Bobs in my business.

But even better what if Bob and Joan can learn from each other and perhaps we can increase the performance of both…

3. KPI Examples

There are so many KPI examples out there you can easily find thousands of examples. What I will share here are the key “Crucial” KPI Metrics that work extremely well in Service Industry businesses.

These KPI Metrics work extremely well with our Ultimate Customer Value KPI ™ model.

People don’t buy on price, they buy on value. Value is different for everyone but we still buy on value.

A tradesman is likely to expect higher levels of quality and reliability from his tools than your average DIY enthusiast because any job downtime costs money, time, and energy that would be better spent on the job.

When we meet Customer Value expectations we make sales, more sales means is usually good for business. Therefore it makes sense that our KPI Metrics would also track Customer Value.

The psychology of a purchase is made up of both emotional and analytical triggers.

KPI ExamplesIn our KPI examples (this list is the exact KPI our clients use within our profit growth Framework), we focus on the analytical, non-emotional triggers because we can measure them.

There are 4 things humans weigh up with each purchase; Cost, Quality, Speed, Customer Service. We analyze these things incredibly quickly often without even realizing it.

It happens so fast and it is so ingrained in our subconscious that we automatically put certain brands into that category. There will be a brand that you associate with as the lowest-cost provider, another the highest quality, another the best service etc.

You will likely assume that position for everything they sell (despite it not always being true)

Bringing in KPI metrics to measure this subconscious customer buying pattern is incredibly powerful! It will change your business!

By measuring these 4 KPI metrics not only can we hold ourselves accountable to the customer value we provide but we can also use these as a tool when we make changes to our business.

e.g. Cleaning business invests in a new super-fast floor scrubber to speed up jobs and provide a better quality finish.  You can see the results quickly in your KPI dashboard. Perhaps initially speed goes down – you can investigate what is going wrong.

  • Maybe there is a problem with training, or
  • Perhaps the new machine is heavy and awkward and takes more time to get to client sites, or
  • What if this machine uses more detergent and staff run out because they forgot to bring extra.

Using these KPI metrics will quickly highlight where things are not meeting the Customer

Value expectations you have set for your business.  You can quickly take corrective action.

Note these KPI Examples work extremely well for most Service Businesses, however, KPI should be tailored to your business. Please do not blindly follow these examples and expect the best result.

If you want help to understand which of these KPI examples should be used for your business please book an appointment.

4. KPI Dashboard – the same one we use to increase profit by 50-75%

The point of KPI metrics in your business is not to measure but to understand, and ultimately take action to improve.

You can choose the best KPI metrics in the universe but they won’t make a shred of difference if nobody sees them and/or takes action on them.

KPI DashboardKPI dashboards are a great visual tool to help everyone in your business see exactly where things are at. You can see the progression over time and a good dashboard will clearly show the target you are trying to achieve.

The key to an effective KPI dashboard is simplicity and understanding. It should be:

  • Easy to read
  • Clear in its message – performance and target
  • Designed to be understood in 3 seconds
  • Easy to update and manage
  • Scientific – i.e. based on real, accurate data
  • SIMPLE

Frequency Matters!

How often you calculate and review your scorecard will have a direct impact on how well you achieve your goals.

Your dashboard should help drive decisions. By reviewing the dashboard you and your team can identify anomalies and opportunities and take ACTION to improve.

Decisions happen every day.

If you have a monthly scorecard you have given yourself 1 chance in a month to take action. That means you have potentially missed the other 30 days of opportunity.

Unfortunately, human memory is not very accurate. Can you remember everything you did last weekend? I can’t.

The less time has passed the better chance you have to get an accurate view of what happened, therefore you’ll have better decision making.

In most cases, we recommend daily “stand up” sessions for 10-15 min to review the scorecard and come up with actions. This gives you a great result!

Visual Cues Enhance Problem-solving Outcomes

Many businesses simply use reports but the problem is that they are not quick and easy to understand – whilst they may be a good tool for the management team, they are a terrible tool for managing the team.

Humans are incredibly visual beings. The human brain can process images up to 60,000 times faster than words. Pictures are not only more effortless to recognize and process than words, but also easier to recall.

Report vs KPI dashboard(See how difficult it is to read the report compared to the KPI dashboard.)

By creating a simple and clear visual depiction of the results people can focus all of their time and energy on understanding the issues and coming up with innovative solutions – rather than using that brainpower to focus on understanding the word and numbers on the report.

Once you have the KPI dashboards in place and your teams are reviewing it regularly, investigating issues, and taking action, you can start to routinely increase targets when you are consistently achieving them.

When done right the staff love increasing targets! We have a whole process around team problem-solving and innovation – we call it Active Management™ (this will be covered in another masterclass).

5. 6 Tips – How to implement KPI in your business

Remember the point of KPI metrics in your business is not to measure but to understand, and ultimately take action to improve.

It’s not about the KPI score it’s about the discussion and resolution it’s about moving the KPI in the direction that you want the business to go in.

Just like there are thousands of KPI it is likely there are also thousands of ways to implement them in your business.

These tips and this approach are my way of implementing with my clients.  I don’t know if it’s “the best way”, it’s the way I know, and it works really well, and really fast.

#1 Keep it simple

I see some businesses that create a tremendous number of ”KPI” in the hope that the result will tell me exactly what’s wrong and give me a solution. It won’t. Just stick to the 4 Ultimate Customer KPI we showed you here – no more, no less.

#2 involve your people

These KPI metrics are from your staff to achieve, get them involved from the beginning, the more they are involved the better they w understand them and more they will feel responsible for achieving them.

There have been a ton of studies into happiness within the workplace and one of the key things is that employees want to know their work is valued and are even happier when they’re rewarded for achieving highly valued work.

Involving your staff will strengthen their sense of purpose and happiness in your business.

#3 Set realistic targets

I like to use the best repeatable score that was achieved as a starting point.  Look at historical data if you achieved something more than once why not again?

Don’t be greedy! It’s better to overachieve on a goal staff believe in (then increase it) rather than set a goal staff does not believe they can achieve. This will lead to low morale and poor results.

#4 Expect change

Don’t expect to get it right 1st time. It’s ok to change KPI metrics if they are not working. Remember this is about managing behaviors to achieve a target. If it’s not working revisit it with the team.

#5 Take action

All the KPI metrics in the world will not help you if you don’t take action to make improvements in your business.

Set up a clear action log. Ask staff for ideas (2 heads are better than 1). But remember YOU make the final decision on which ideas you will run with and the order of priority.

Every action must have 1 owner and a due date. It should be followed up on regularly.

Don’t be tempted to take ownership of all actions yourself, start to allocate to staff members, this is the start of you being able to step away from the daily activities as your staff takes more ownership.

Spread the love assess how well each person manages their task. Set clear expectations, follow up, and support, but do not take over!

#6 Align to your strategy

This is super important! Once you set the KPI dashboard in action, in my experience results shift very quickly – within hours and days not weeks.

If your KPI is not aligned with your strategy your business can shift very quickly in the wrong direction. If people are achieving the KPI targets but are not aligned with your strategy things can go wrong very very fast and be very hard to pull back.

If you want some help to ensure your KPI is aligned with your strategy book a quick call with me.

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About the Author:

Hi I’m Brad Horan, I’M THE BUSINESS PROFIT GROWTH EXPERT.

I’m not your typical Accountant. I’m creative, I’ve more than 10 friends, and people (sometimes) laugh at my jokes.

Over the last 2 decades, I earned a reputation for solving complex business problems by applying both analytics and creativity to identify simple, successful solutions.

I’ve always been focused on helping businesses succeed but about 13 years ago something remarkable happened…

Before this remarkable event, I helped businesses around the globe and got great results, but something was missing…

I was working on a solution to free up branch staff time, improve purchasing power and productivity. We set the solution in motion but it just wasn’t working.
I was lost. Why wasn’t it working? Was it the culture, was it language issues?

No, it wasn’t any of that…

Then I remembered a discussion I’d just had with a friend about how local manufacturers use data to drive decisions. I called him and we put our heads together.
Ahh huh, we needed different data to help people make the right decisions, and we needed a framework to manage the decision-making process.

It hit me this is the “missing link”!

So simple! I can’t believe I’d overlooked this.

We knew we were onto something and we started working together consulting to major businesses across the world with phenomenal success…

Today I use the framework to help business owners like you get more profit, more time, and more flexibility from your business.

If you want to learn about how the framework might help you and your business Book an appointment.

We’ll see if we’re a good fit to help you. If not we will try to recommend someone who can.

The Perfect Pricing Strategy for Service Businesses

A Profitable Pricing Strategy is critical to success.

All too often businesses are afraid to raise prices, particularly service businesses with long-standing customers. Business owners are nervous that customers will leave and that is a real risk.

The real issue is that over time costs typically go up and profit goes down. This is not a sustainable strategy!

The Sales & Pricing Strategy Challenge

All too often I see service business owners trapped in an endless cycle of running to jobs making endless quotes and chasing business. Only to find they have been undercut, or are simply missing out on jobs.

There are several issues that are tied up in this approach.

  1. Chasing customers that have a low probability of actually becoming clients
  2. Spending time and energy on quotes outside the customer’s budget (because you don’t know their budget)
  3. Assuming the level of service the customer desires
  4. The whole sales process becomes heavily focused on the cost to the customer rather than the value you provide

Having a cost-driven sales process is flawed…

The reality is that people’s buying decisions are based on value not cost.

A value decision considers 4 key areas: Cost, Speed, Quality, Service

Let’s look at them more closely from the customer’s perspective:

  • Cost – How much do I have to spend? How does this compare to others?
  • Speed – how quickly do I need it?
  • Quality – how much will I use it? How will I look (status)?
  • Service – what if something goes wrong? How much will I enjoy the owning experience?

Are you spinning your wheels with an endless cycle of quotes, and missing out on jobs from others undercutting you?

Do you feel like you are leaving money on the table?

Watch the Video to design your own Profitable Pricing Strategy:

In this video you will learn:

✅ How changing your sales process equals more sales with less effort

✅ How a simple quoting tool will qualify leads and focus on the best sales

How adding buying psychology to your pricing strategy will make you more money

✅ Everything you need to know to design your own Profitable Pricing Strategy.

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Grow faster with a proven framework. By customizing our Profit Growth Framework to your business we accelerate your results.

Using tried and tested tools we get to the opportunities faster, you can take actions faster, and therefore you get results faster.

This consistency and repeatability reduces risk in your business, and ours, it also makes our services more affordable (no need to build solutions from scratch).

We understand that your role changes with your business. We understand the cash flow, profit, finance, and staffing challenges that come up along the way.

Most importantly over the last 20+ years we have worked with many businesses across many industries and we use the experience and expertise gained to help solve these challenges in your business. We use our framework to solve them fast.

When you partner with us as your Business Advisor in Sydney we will work together to identify growth opportunities to get more money, more time, and more freedom from your business.

We can help you right now if you:

  • Experienced rapid growth and find it hard to keep up
  • Feel trapped in the daily grind and can’t find time to focus on the big things
  • Feel you are working long hours but not getting the rewards you expect
  • Lost the love for your business and want to get it back.

If you are unhappy with where your business is at or you just want to improve it – don’t wait jump on a no-obligation clarity call with us today.

I bet by simply getting clarity around your challenges, it will make this the best call you have today!

Schedule a call with a business advisor right now.

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Brad “Business Advisor” Horan

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Business Advisory Services Sydney

Business Advisory Services Sydney – Everything you need to make the best choice for your business.

I have found over the last 20+ years working in Business Advisory that we (Business Advisors) are clear about who we are and what we do.

My goal in this article is to clear up some of the myths and misinformation about Business Advisory Services and help guide you to make the right decision for you.

The unfortunate reality is that anyone can call themselves a Business Advisor as there is no regulation around the use of this phrase. This has led to dodgy spruikers, charlatans, ultimately leading to lack of trust.

You are in the risky position of having to research and make a decision for yourself around who to trust to get help in your business.

Rest assured most of us are honest and can add significant value to your business. Hopefully, this article will go some way to help you make the right choice.

In this article we will try to answer these questions:

  1. What are Business Advisory services?
  2. How long do Business Advisory Services take?
  3. When might you want/need to engage a Business Advisor?
  4. What to look for when choosing trusted Business Advisory Services?
  5. How to structure your contract for Business Advisory Services?
  6. When should you NOT engage a Business Advisor?

 

1. What are Business Advisory Services?

Business Advisory is a massive category of services which makes this question difficult to answer.

I googled for hours trying to find an unbiased independent definition but I failed.

The problem I encountered was that most definitions ended in “provide advice”. But as a Business Owner, I don’t need advice I need solutions that work. Solutions that add real value to my business.

So here is my definition…

Business advisors analyze problems and potential risks businesses are facing and help by providing practical solutions that add value to the business.

To me, the role of a Business Advisor should go much further than just providing advice.

I have seen too many shiny reports with impractical generic advice that just doesn’t help the business owner.

Beware of shiny reports… 

There are many areas of business advisory services the key ones are:

  • Business Operations – focused on growth/scalability, profit, people management, culture, and innovation.
  • Business Strategy – focused on future planning and branding. This is often separated from Business Operations. In my experience, this creates confusion and poorer results.
  • Sales and Marketing – focused on getting more leads and sales (let’s face Busines Owners usually just need more sales)
  • Technology – focused on security and leveraging technology. This must support rather than drive the Business Operations and Strategy.
  • Compliance – HR, Tax, Legal, and anything else that keeps you out of jail.

There are many more subcategories but these 5 cover the vast majority of Business Advisory Services.

2. How long do Business Advisory Services take?

How long is a piece of string?

I have seen Business Advisory Services being offered from just a few days to several years.

Let’s refer back to my definition of “providing practical solutions that add value”.

According to a 2009 study published in the European Journal of Social Psychology, it takes 18-254 days for a person to form a new habit. It also concluded that, on average, it takes 66 days for a new behavior to become automatic.

With perhaps the exception of compliance, most other forms of Business Advisory Services will require a change of people’s behaviors in your business.

When you consider time to analyze, come up with a solution, implement, test, and refine the solution to ensure it’s truly embedded in your business…

I would suggest you are looking at 3-9 months for most Business Advisory Services to be effective.

So if you come across a Spuiker offering big changes in a few days – you might be buying the “shiny report” or a story of how it worked for someone else.

Beware of big results that take no time or effort to achieve…

3. When might you want/need to engage a Business Advisor?

These questions are getting harder…

When you engage may be different for each of the 5 key categories of Business Advisory Service but I would say that for all of them – before it’s too late.

Being proactive will give you the best results.

If you’re experiencing any of these:

  • I can’t take a vacation without checking emails and taking calls.
  • I’ve grown rapidly and now I struggle to keep up.
  • I’m in constant “fire fighting” mode going from one issue to the next – I have to solve every issue myself.
  • I’m trapped in the day-to-day business, I don’t have time to focus on growth.
  • I feel like an employee in my own business rather than a true Business Owner.
  • I stay up at night worrying about…
  • I want to take the business to the next level, but not sure how to get there.
  • Everyone in my business is working hard but the returns just aren’t there.
  • I am moving into a new business/product/service area that I’ve been in before.
  • I think my business is doing well but I can’t be certain.
  • I know my business has more potential…
  • I wish things were moving faster in my business

You might want to consider engaging a Business Advisor to help.

They will likely have a framework or process that will provide clarity, and experience that will get you results faster than if you were to go it alone.

Many Business Advisors offer a free consultation. Don’t be afraid to use them.

They can be very valuable to assess the Advisor but also just to get your thoughts in order.

(Tip don’t feel like you are wasting the Business Advisor’s time. These consultations are valuable to the Business Advisors as they help them understand current issues businesses are facing).

Be proactive, don’t leave things until they become overwhelming… 

4. What to look for when choosing trusted Business Advisory Services?

Trust is super important when you are looking for Business Advisory Services.  So how can you trust?

There are some professional bodies that give you comfort. Whilst these bodies cannot guarantee you are working with a trustworthy business, it is in their best interests to have members that follow the rules.

It is important to note that these bodies usually have quality standards that must be adhered to. They often require members to perform continuing professional development (CPD) in their fields.

Some like the Accounting and Law bodies often have a type of insurance to pay damages to businesses that are affected by members who do not adhere to the rule.

Business Advisors that are part of a professional body usually have more to lose than those that are not. This tends to result in ethical business practices.

Being a member of a professional body, unfortunately, does not guarantee ethical behavior but at the very least it gives a 3rd party that you can lodge a complaint with should things go wrong.

You can ask for client references, however, in some Business Advisory categories discretion and privacy are of utmost importance and it may be difficult to canvas existing clients.

It is also important to recognize that no two businesses are the same what worked for one may not work for the next.

You might look at online reviews and other sources (although these are significantly biased and not always real).

My personal favorite is to speak with the Business Advisor directly, ask a bunch of questions. Ask them to demonstrate what they have done and what they can do for you.

99% of the time after a good discussion your gut will tell you whether you can trust them.

Other things to look for:

  • Do they have a framework/process that they have taken clients through? Usually, a proven framework customized to your business will reduce time, effort, risks, and costs.
  • Do their values align with your values? If you do not share the same values it may be very difficult for you to take on their solutions. (I don’t have a “win at any cost” mentality, I have learned from experience that I don’t work well with people that have that mentality).
  • Are they truly working for you or someone else? Some Business Advisory Services get commissions from other sources, e.g. the IT SAS system, or the insurance provider, in these cases, are they really working for you or the best commission?

Check the Business Advisor has your interests at heart, could there be a hidden agenda…

5. How to structure your engagement for Business Advisory Services?

Once again let’s revisit my definition of Business Advisors: – Business advisors analyze problems and potential risks businesses are facing and help by providing practical solutions that add value to the business.

There are a few keywords that jump out here:

  1. Problems and Risks
  2. Practical Solution
  3. Add value

To me these keywords highlight that this will not the same as buying an existing off-the-shelf product – we are looking for specific solutions to specific problems and risks that work for a specific business.

The practical solution may in fact end up being something off the shelf but the questions asked, analysis done, and options faced will be different for each business.

This highlights a lot of places where the Business Owner and Business Advisor must be aligned to get the most successful outcome.

Value-added results should also increase over time.

Because of this, I believe that Business Owners and Business Advisors alike benefit much more greatly from working as partners. Sharing the successes and failures together.

Therefore I am not in favor of engagements that only focus on deliverables and not on results.

I do believe that both parties should be clear that they both need to take action and hold each other accountable.

I am also in favor of flexible profit/equity share type arrangements that serve both parties a much greater benefit over time.

As we saw in the previous question that results do take time, I think it is really important that either the Business Owner or the Business Advisor can exit the relationship in a fair and equitable way should they feel they are no longer share values or can get the desired results.

Ensure any engagement is results-focused, beware of engagements/contracts that only focus on deliverables with no accountability for results.

6. When should you NOT engage a Business Advisor?

I’ve added this for clarity. You should not engage in Business Advisory Services if you will not take action.

If you have nothing to learn and/or you are not willing and open to change you will likely not take any action on the solutions provided.

It can be hard engaging with independent Business Advisors to look at your business. They may find inadequacies that you want to keep hidden or things that could reflect poorly on you and the management team.

However, failure is the price of wisdom, we must get things wrong to put them right. We must go on an open-minded journey of discovery to truly uncover the golden opportunities in our businesses.

Now, of course, you will find Business Advisors that are happy to take your money whether you implement the solutions or not.

But if you are not going to take action it can have terrible consequences.

Once you engage in Business Advisory Services the people in your business will expect change. Many of the people in your business may be experiencing pain from those problems and potential risks.

The cost of not taking action is far greater than just wasting the money you invested in your Business Advisors, it will often lead to losing staff and even customers as they get fed up with inaction.

Don’t engage if you will not take action. 

Hi I’m Brad Horan the author of this article. I am the Owner of Lucrature® – Business Advisory. I really hope this article has been helpful in providing you with some ideas on how you can determine when you may need a Business Advisory Service, how to select a provider, and how to engage with them.

I’d love to get your feedback on this article so feel free to send me an email or message.

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4 Tips to eliminate Business Owner Burnout, and Get Your Life Back

4 Tips to eliminate Small Business Owner Burnout, and Get Your Life Back

Burnout happens to everyone at some point or another. It’s widespread among Small Business Owners because of the many expectations put on us.

You are the boss. You are the problem-solver, you should have all the answers.

No matter how difficult the questions might be.

Small Business Owner Burnout is not one specific thing. It’s an accumulation of stresses that deplete our energy, increase negative thoughts, and reduce productivity.

Burnout causes us to lose our passion for our business. This, in turn, increases stress and fatigue. Leading to more burnout! – it’s a vicious cycle.

Luckily there are some proven ways to reduce and recover from Business Owner burnout.

1. Build a team you love and trust

Building a team is not as simple as hiring the right people. It’s much more than that. What makes a strong team is teamwork.

Every person has strengths and weaknesses (you included). Working on those strengths and weaknesses together gives your team confidence to get the job done.

Even when you’re not there.

This starts to create some freedom to reduce Business Owner burnout and get your life back.

2. Delegate the “on the tools work”

Your biggest value is no longer “working on the tools”. Making sure your teams have everything they need adds more value than doing the job yourself.
As a Business Owner, your job is to make sure your team is successful for you. You won’t see that value until you can get off the tools.

3. Connect with the things you love.

You started your business because you were passionate about what you were good at. You wanted freedom, to connect with family and friends.

But the reality of business is very different. You find yourself working ultra-long hours, sometimes for less money, and more stress.

Take the time to connect with your passions, with your friends and family.

Remember why you got into business.

4. Share the burden

All too often I see Business Owners taking on the burden of solving every problem on your own. If two heads are better than one why not ten heads? Or more?

If you have a problem or opportunity, present it to the staff, ask them for ideas and solutions. Let them take responsibility to put the solution into action.

This reduces your burden, whilst energizing your staff, creating a sense of purpose, and building a better team.

In principle these things are simple. But in practice, it can be really hard.

You may feel you are “airing your dirty laundry” to your staff, it feels like you are giving up control, or giving away your secrets, and uncovering all your vulnerabilities.

It is scary at first, every one of my clients is hesitant to start, but we do it together in a professional, and highly effective manner.

Once you do these 4 things I guarantee:

  • Significant weight will lift from your overburdened shoulders.
  • Your energy levels will increase.
  • Your business will make more money.
  • You will have more time to focus on what you love, and
  • You will get the passion back for your business.

Often the first step is the hardest, but once you make it, everyone around you will love you for it (including you).

Business Owner Burnout can lead to serious mental health issues:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Lost relationships
  • Family tension
  • Money worries
  • High staff turnover
  • Low self-esteem
  • Serious stress-related health conditions
  • Suicide

If you know someone that may be suffering from burnout, reach out and connect with them. If there are health concerns get them the help they need.

Want help?

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About the Author:

Brad Horan is an accomplished Business Advisor and Chartered Accountant.

He loves business and particularly the human psychology of business decision-making and its role in achieving success.

Brad has over 20 years of experience in providing Business Advisory services across finance and operations. Early in his career, he recognized that there was a disconnect between operational and financial goals within businesses. This disconnect often resulted in businesses taking different conflicting actions despite trying to achieve the same result.

They unknowingly sabotaged their own business, and in extreme cases, they led to the demise of businesses.

Brad worked with hundreds of businesses over the years big and small, eventually coming up with a framework to drive ownership through all levels of the business. This improves employee relationships, customer experiences, and ultimately reduces work and stress for those managing the business.

Businesses big and small have benefited from Brad’s unique services; Midas, Diamond Pasta, Universal Pictures, HSBC, MetLife, Otis, Transport NSW, Hannover Re, Exxon Mobil, Care Fusion, Cleaning Star, Lonergan Research, Jim’s antennas to name a few.

SME Finance – How to Finance Business Growth

SME Finance – How to Finance Business Growth

Michael Haynes from Listen Innovate Grow kindly invited me to his live stream channel to discuss growth and finances.

In this session we look into a few different ways that SME finances can be arranged to fund growth in 2021.

We are in recovery from a pandemic recession – that means growth opportunities.

Almost every piece of economic outlook data I see is heading north, we are seeing increased raw material costs, logistics, and a shortage of labour here but perhaps more importantly also in the USA which tends to lead the global economic environment.

For SME Financing growth is the most critical task right now. Growth is expensive and if you are not careful it can suck up all your cash flow. I have seen many growth failures where businesses simply ran out of cash due to rapid growth.

Let me show you some super effective ways you can SME Finance – How to Fiance your Business growth.

Watch the Livestream Video

It’s a great session with loads of valuable information from both a finance and B2B growth strategy point of view.

We kick off with a quick review of the Federal budget impact for SME, then got into the Financing Growth discussions.

Here is also the “timestamps” of some of the key topics covered:

8:25 Financial Strategy #1-Borrowing
10:00 Non-Bank Lending
12:20 How to Research Non-Bank Finance Options
14:50 Financial Strategy #2-Inventory and Work In Progress
17:45 Billing Options
23:15 Value-Based Pricing
24:35 Psychology Based Pricing
30:00 B2B Growth Strategy–Influencer Marketing
34:00 How to Identify Influencers
36:00 Advocacy Marketing
40:00 Leveraging Referrals

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Service Businesses – Nailing a More Profitable Pricing Strategy

A Profitable Pricing Strategy is critical to success.

All too often businesses are afraid to raise prices, particularly service businesses with long-standing customers. Business owners are nervous that customers will leave and that is a real risk.

The real issue is that over time costs typically go up and profit goes down. This is not a sustainable strategy!

The Sales & Pricing Strategy Challenge

All too often I see service business owners trapped in an endless cycle of running to jobs making endless quotes and chasing business. Only to find they have been undercut, or are simply missing out on jobs.

There are several issues that are tied up in this approach.

  1. Chasing customers that have a low probability of actually becoming clients
  2. Spending time and energy on quotes outside the customer’s budget (because you don’t know their budget)
  3. Assuming the level of service the customer desires
  4. The whole sales process becomes heavily focused on the cost to the customer rather than the value you provide

Having a cost-driven sales process is flawed…

The reality is that people’s buying decisions are based on value not cost.

A value decision considers 4 key areas: Cost, Speed, Quality, Service

Let’s look at them more closely from the customer’s perspective:

  • Cost – How much do I have to spend? How does this compare to others?
  • Speed – how quickly do I need it?
  • Quality – how much will I use it? How will I look (status)?
  • Service – what if something goes wrong? How much will I enjoy the owning experience?

Are you spinning your wheels with an endless cycle of quotes, and missing out on jobs from others undercutting you?

Do you feel like you are leaving money on the table?

Watch the Video to design your own Profitable Pricing Strategy:

In this video you will learn:

✅ How changing your sales process equals more sales with less effort

✅ How a simple quoting tool will qualify leads and focus on the best sales

How adding buying psychology to your pricing strategy will make you more money

✅ Everything you need to know to design your own Profitable Pricing Strategy.

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Why a Coronavirus vaccine WON’T save the World Economy!

Why a Coronavirus vaccine WON’T save the World Economy!

COVID-19 is having a massive impact on the world economy.

Reports of a deep recession comparable to post World War II.

With almost 40 million infections and over 1 million deaths globally let’s not forget the real impact COVID-19 is having on real lives.

The great recession in history occurred after World War II, which was also hit by the Spanish Flu claiming 50 million lives.

The key factor now is the impact Coronavirus is having on economies primarily due to restriction of movement to limit the spread of the disease.

Therefore naturally if you can prevent the disease you can re-open the, movement of people and ultimately the economy.

Wouldn’t effective treatments also have a similar outcome?….

Why won’t a vaccine save us from a great Depression?

There are 3 key reasons why a vaccine on it’s own will not be the magic bullet every government in the world says it will be…

Let me explain…

In order to “save the World Economy” we need a solution quickly, the longer it takes the deeper governments go into debt and the more likely businesses are will cut staff and/or shut up shop….. leading to more unemployment and ultimately more government spending.

More people out of work means less consumer spending, less sales for businesses, less sales means less tax for governments.

The longer this goes on the more momentum this downward spiral gains and everything rapidly descends into darkness….

In order to “save the World Economy” we need to open up people movement, back to work, back to shops, back to normality.

Regardless of any solution people must have the confidence to get on with their daily lives.

When people feel their livelihood is uncertain they horde their money and time. Productivity and spending are reduced and we’re back to a downwards spiral….

In order to “save the World Economy” any vaccine but have a certain level effectiveness.

This effectiveness (called efficacy in the science world) will directly contribute to reducing spread and therefore boost confidence.

The level of efficacy of a Coronavirus vaccine to allow people to stop “social distancing” was found by a study by the American Journal of Preventative medicine…..

The Vaccine must be rolled out to a significant number of people to achieve efficacy – that takes time.

Let me explain what all this means….

 

By the way of you are reading this yo might also want know how you can win in a recession – check out our article Roadmap to Recovery – Recession Proof and be a Corona Virus Winner

3 Questions must be answered to determine whether a Coronavirus Vaccine will save the World Economy.

  1. When will a Safe & Effective Vaccine be available?

  2. How many people will take up the Vaccine?

  3. What efficacy is required to abolish social distancing?

Let’s explore each of these questions based on the latest information available…

When will a Safe & Effective Vaccine be available?

There’s lots of debate, and even more speculation on just how long it takes to make a safe & effective vaccine.

Historically the fastest vaccine ever produced was for Ebola – it took five years.

Now you could argue that we had already started research for a COVID-19 vaccine before we even knew about COVID-19… What???

SARS (discovered in Asia in 2003) and Corona virus are 80% identical. Back in 2003 scientist went searching for a SARS vaccine, many current vaccines are leveraging this research to get a head start.

Unfortunately a safe & effective SARS vaccine was not found.  The modern flu vaccine took 15 years and we still don’t have a vaccine for the common cold (there are also similar to Coronavirus).

But that was 2003 and we are now in 2020. The world has never seen so much money time and effort go into producing a vaccine. The scale of the current vaccine research is unfathomable.

As of July 2020, there were 26 vaccines in clinical evaluation and 139 in pre-clinical evaluation.

That gives us some hope, but also shows how complex it is to produce….

Update: In record time we have 2 Vaccines approved! 

How many people will take up the Vaccine?

The answer to this one question can derail all other good or great work.

The real challenge here is the differences that different countries and leaders have taken during this pandemic.

The reality is that it doesn’t matter ow long it takes to produce a vaccine if people don’t feel confident to take it.

How many people will take up the Vaccine?

This graph shows that overall 61% of people strongly believe a vaccine will be safe. Great!

Oh hold on let’s look a little closer…

What is concerning about this graph is the divergence in confidence in a vaccine across regions.

As I explore these results I am assuming that people will only get the vaccine jab once they strongly agree that it is safe.

In some of the less developed nations we have 80%+ people feeling safe to take the vaccine.

The real issue is that in the more developed regions like North America (48%), Western Europe (36%), and Australia & NZ (58%) the confidence is quite low.

Currently most of the viable early stage vaccines are coming from these developed regions where there is high scepticism as to their safety….

Remember earlier when we said confidence was a key factor why a Coronavirus vaccine WON’T save the World Economy!

What efficacy is required to abolish social distancing?

Okay, so we’ve got a vaccine, it’s effective, and some people are willing to take it.

How effective must it be before we can stop social distancing?

This question actually comprises 2 parts:

  1. What is the efficacy of the vaccine i.e. how well does it work
  2. How many people actually get the vaccine (hence the last question around the confidence of people taking the vaccine).

We know that Social Distancing is the key thing that has put the handbrake on the economy.

  • Restaurants, Travel, Hotels, Sports & Music Venues, even The Office have their capacity significantly reduced by social distancing.

Therefore the goal of any vaccine must be to eradicate the need for Social Distancing.

A study published in the American Journal of Preventative Medicine found that a vaccine would have to be more than 70% effective before Americans could safely stop practising social distancing.

This means both a high efficacy and a high level of up take of people actually receiving the vaccine.

To put this into perspective, the current flu vaccine is 20% – 60% effective now (given Coronavirus is similar in some ways to the flu this is a reasonable comparison).

But there’s some hope. The measles vaccine for example is 92% – 98% effective.

Let’s bring it all together…

So when you take into account there 3 critical factors:

  1. How long it takes to produce a Safe & Effective Vaccine.

  2. How many people must take up the Vaccine.

  3. The high level of efficacy required to stop social distancing.

It is easy to see why a Coronavirus vaccine WON’T save the World Economy!

Or at least why the odds are stacked so severely against it!

Unfortnately tis opens up more questions than answers…

  • Why are governments pushing this low probability solution?
  • Why have we put so many eggs (money & resources) in one basket (a vaccine)?
  • Why are we not also looking into existing and new treatments rather than being so heavily invested in vaccines?
  • What about other general health & preventative therapies for those at risk?
  • What will happen if a vaccine is produced but it does not reach 70% effectiveness?

This is super important if you are in business.

Why because you must make your own plans rather than rely on a vaccine as the silver bullet solution.

What you can do for your business!

There are actually many things you can and should do to set your business up for success in the coming months or years.

In reality these things will make your business much stronger in any economy.

  1. Profit Acceleration – this is one of the quickest and most effective ways to strengthen your business. When done well it skyrockets confidence, staff engagement, customer experience and Cash Flow. That’s a win, win, win , win.
    • If you want to join our 25k Profit Acceleration program to get at least 25k more profit in 45 days – contact us.
  2. Readiness Planning – be ready in your business, it’s simple and effective. We have a great tool to help you.
  3. Regular strategy review  – this is critical in times of uncertainty. I’m not talking about a 25 page report. It’s a simple approach to stay on top of the key things in your business. We have a great planner for you.

Cash Flow Management – this is often overlooked. Staying on top of cash flow is critical for success both during tough times and during high growth. (Tip: Profit Acceleration is a great tool here too).

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How to get More Money Fast in your business

Need to get More Money FAST in your business?

I’ll show you how…

Watch the video and/or read below:

(You might also want to check out Roadmap to Recovery – Recession Proof and be a Corona Virus Winner)

Cash Flow is King, Queen and everything in between.

There’s a lot of uncertainty in the world right now and in times of uncertainty.

With COVID-19 we expect ups and downs. The trick is to capitalise on the ups and weather the downs.

Unless you can predict these waves with accuracy you need to know which techniques you can use to get More Money Fast.

Now is the time for businesses to focus on cash flow because that’s what’s going to give you that little bit of extra security to get you through any down period.

There are many techniques and approaches to mange your cash flow we will focus on five 100% legal and ethical ways to boost your cash flow.

Each approach has pros and cons, short and long term costs which we will explore.

Sorry – there is NO one size fits all you need to decide what works best for your business….

But don’t worry I will help you to decide.

5 ways to Get More Money Fast.

I’ll go through one and explain the advantages and disadvantages. (I’ve saved the best for last)

 

  1. Capital Injection

  2. Borrow Money

  3. Inventory / Stock / Work In Progress Management

  4. Payables and Receivables

  5. Profit Maximisation 💥💥💥💥💥

Let’s explore each of these options to Get you More Money Fast.

Capital Injection

Difficulty level: ✔✔✔✔✔

Speed: 🕛

Cost: 💲💲💲💲💲

Capital injection. An investor or someone else buys into your business.

This is very difficult and time consuming as you must pout together a lot of material, have meeting after meeting to convince investors. It can take years.

Having an investor can add lots of value in many ways. But it’s the most expensive way, long term, for you to get cash now because you’re giving up control, you’re going to give up future profits.

An investor is only putting money on the line because they expect to get a whole lot more back…..

Borrow money

Difficulty level: ✔✔✔

Speed: 🕛🕛🕛

Costs: 💲💲💲

Borrowing money is a great strategy for any business if it’s used the right way.

To borrow money to invest (i.e. get a benefit) is a great way to go.

But if you’re borrowing money, just to pay the bills, you end up with interest charges on top of the bills and it just gets harder and harder to pay…. This can harm your cash flow rather than help it.

However borrowing money is cheapest it’s ever been.

Use this strategy where you get an advantage e.g. borrow and pay early to get a discount if I can borrow at 5% (per year) and get a 2% discount every month (24% per year) to pay early. – This gives you a clear wining borrowing strategy.

Inventory / WIP Management

Difficulty level: ✔✔✔

Speed: 🕛🕛

Cost: 💲

Inventory, Stock, Work in Progress management is a fairly quick and extremely effective method of getting more money back in your bank.

For service businesses, it’s work in progress. Any work you’ve done but not yet billed.

For non-service businesses it is whatever you have sitting around that you haven’t yet sold. – the products that are sitting on the shelf.

This is real money sitting idle – it’s money but not in your bank.

You really want to strip this down to a bare minimum, there’s lots of strategies and ways to do that. The difficulty depends on your business model and the types of products/services you have.

Now is the time to focus on managing this area of your business.

Payables & Receivables

Difficulty level: ✔

Speed: 🕛🕛🕛🕛🕛

Cost: 💲

Payables and receivables, payments and receipts is a very quick, cheap, and very easy way to get more money fast in your business.

Once you’ve billed something, how quickly can you get the money in?

The quicker you can get that money in the more you have in your bank, the more cash flow you have.

In recession there is also a risk of people that owe you money not being able to pay. Keeping in front of your customers by making it easy to pay and reminding them even before its can provide fantastic results.

Other strategies (with various costs) include; upfront payment (maybe with a discount offer), buy now – pay later services, factoring (selling your customer debts to a 3rd party).

When you’re making payments make sure that you’re paying on time. Not early.

If you pay early, make sure you get a decent benefit, e.g. a discount greater than your borrowing costs.

You can pay late but of course that could impact your future supplies. You don’t want credit cut-off from a major vendor. Instead think about the borrowing strategy to get a discount for those vendors.

Profit Maximisation

Difficulty level: ✔✔

Speed: 🕛🕛🕛🕛🕛

Cost: 💲

The final one is all around profit. It is the most often overlooked, but provides the most benefit over time.

The key secret about focusing on profit is that it’s fast, it’s effective, it’s cheap to do, and its the gift that keeps on giving into the future.

Most business owners see this task as too hard because the don’t have a framework to drive profit focused decisions.

But the reality is there are not many levers that you can pull to drive profit, when you break it down essentially you have revenue and you have costs.

And so if you think about that. There’s two key things you can look at 1) Effectiveness and 2)Efficiency.

We have, really interesting formula, the 10 X revenue formula that you understand how much benefit you get from being more effective and/or more efficient.

Our clients easily easily pull out $25,000 – $30,000 profit in 45 days.

Profit Maximisation should be at the top of your to do list.

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If you’d like to learn more about cash flow and how to manage it in your business during these COVID times.

I’m offering a free cash flow strategy session.

It’s 45 minutes.

There’s no obligation.

Feel free to jump on and book an appointment with me.

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