Guest Author Post: Building a Better Business in 10 Steps

2 Oct, 2019

There’s no magical overnight solution to building a more successful business. It’s about taking small steps every day to get a bit better than the day before.

You’re in business, congratulations, that takes courage and commitment.

It’s not easy, and at times you might find yourself questioning why you’re even doing it, but you’re here because you had a vision. You decided being in business was a better way to achieve that vision than working for someone else. And, you’re right; you just have to work on it. Good things come to people who hustle. 

You’re likely an expert in what you do… maybe you’re a mechanic and know the inside of a car engine like the back of your hand. Or, maybe you’re a fashion retailer who can style anyone. This doesn’t mean you’re an expert at running your business though. It’s hard taking time out of working in your business to work on it. But doing this is essential for its success.

There’s no magical overnight solution to building a more successful business. It’s about taking small steps every day to get a bit better than the day before.

So, what should you do to build yourself a more successful business? We’ve broken it down into 10 essential steps:

  1. Get clear on exactly what it is that you want.
  2. Be open to change and new learning.
  3. Define where you are now (warts and all).
  4. Make a plan.
  5. Get your organisational structure right.
  6. Be a better leader.
  7. Be held accountable by someone independent.
  8. Build strong networks.
  9. Monitor your progress.
  10. Keep your well of happiness full.

These are the 10 most important things you should be working on to ensure you achieve your goals. Small, incremental changes can have a massive effect on your success.

 “Success isn’t overnight. It’s when every day you get a little better than the day before. It all adds up.” – Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson

A good starting point is to see where you are now by getting your FREE Value Builder score, showing your strengths and weaknesses and how you stack up against others in your industry. You’ll also get the chance to reflect on your business and get your head out of the trenches.

You can get free, immediate access here: https://tlaservices.co.uk/get-your-value-builder-score

Author Bio

Mike Tombs is a Chartered Management Accountant and Certified Value Builder who has spent his working life in businesses of all sizes from small family-owned businesses in the UK to billion-dollar enterprises in Canada, South Africa and Tanzania. When he returned permanently to the UK in 2007 after a long spell abroad, Mike founded what has now grown into TLA Business Services. Although it started out focusing on routine accounting services, it became apparent that there was an opportunity to provide much more value to owner-managed operations by using Mike’s hands-on experience to help them grow and develop their businesses. He has direct experience in engineering, manufacturing, motor trade and professional services, as well as deep-level gold mining, which there isn’t much call for over here!

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