Wanna Chat about your Business?

Oh sure, it sounds fancy. Business Consultation. But it really just means people exchanging ideas. If you find someone with a special skill set to exchange ideas about an issue or question you get to slap that fancy title on it. Guess what! I’ve been solving business problems of all sorts for over a decade and I’m here to chat with you about your business.

If you are like me, the unknown can be a little nerve-wracking. That’s why I’ve outlined what can you expect when you book a chat about your business with me. I hope it will help you decide if this is an investment that can help move you forward.  Let’s dive into a session.

Pre-call questions. When you book a chat with me I start by asking for you to answer three questions before we get on the phone or video call. This helps me get a feeling of where you are coming from before we begin. The questions are;

  1. Describe your business. If you have a mission statement, this a great place to use it! What do you do, who do you do it for, and why?
  2. What is your greatest asset(s)?
  3. What is your current challenge(s)?

Getting to know you. At the beginning of our call, I like to take 5 to 10 minutes just to get to know you. We will talk about your accomplishments, your strengths, and your past endeavors. It’s important that I understand where you are comfortable to make really good recommendations. If you want to know more about me I’m happy to answer any questions. You can also check out my background here and on my Linked In Profile.

Discussing the issues. Finally, we will dive into the issues. If you aren’t sure what you need I’ll simply be asking probing questions about the state of the business. It’s important to be ready to answer things about planning, structure, and management. This part might be a little uncomfortable if you aren’t used to it but I promise to make it as easy as possible.

The final report.  After our session, I will provide you with a written recap of our time together. It will include the topics we discussed and my recommendations on how to tackle them. When possible, I will provide both do it yourself options and outsourcing recommendations.

Credit for the consultation. If you choose to move forward with one of my other services within 3 months of our initial consult, the cost of the consult will be credited on your next service.

So that’s it. Just a simple chat about your business with someone who really wants to help. Book your session today or email me to chat more about it.

 

 

 

The ONE rule

IG One RuleHere’s the game-changer. I think it’s the one rule you should be following in your business and in your life. Begin with the end in mind.

Sounds familiar, right? In “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People” Stephen Covey’s 2nd habit says, “Begin with the End in Mind”. This first time I read this sentence I had an ah-ha moment. I have always been a planner. I like to know exactly how something will happen before it starts. My epiphany (the great ah-ha) was simply that not everyone plans! How might it feel to NOT have a plan??

What do I mean about beginning with the end in mind? If the Beltane celebration starts at 6 pm. It takes me an hour to get there, I need 20 minutes to stop and get wine, 30 minutes to get ready,  and another 30 minutes to pack up my potluck items. So for potluck, ready, wine, drive, and Beltane at 6, I start at 3:30. I’m rarely late and don’t believe in pagan standard time 🙂

So, where do you want to go? Let’s forget scary words like business plan, marketing strategy, and financial planning. Do you want to make and sell custom ritual supplies on your own website? Do you want to provide professional psychic reading services at Hollywood parties? Figure out where you want to be in the end and start working backward.

From my perspective, if you aren’t working to a plan your life is happening by default. A default life might lead to some fantastic stories but heck, if that is what you are after you, can plan for those too!

What is the end that you have in mind?