- Posted by Sue
- On 15th August 2019
I was reminded of this early this week when reading a post on LinkedIn from an ‘Expert in Tax’.
I know, from my own experience trying to navigate through the minefield of business can be frustrating, demoralising, and expensive it can cost you in so many ways, cost you time & money although in my opinion the most important thing that it can cost you most is your reputation. Your customers, team, suppliers all need to know that you deliver on your promises, which can be difficult even impossible if you don’t know how.
If you found yourself walking through a minefield would you want to walk beside someone who had already made the journey and had mapped out the best routine or would you just start walking and hope for the best (in my experience hope has never been and will never be a great strategy in business or in life).
So what can you do?
I would suggest you ‘ask an expert’…
If we’re sick we seek out medical expertise from someone who has invested many, many years in discovering how the body works and how to keep it fit, healthy to enable you to enjoy a long happy and fulfilling life.
At the tail end of last year we decided to ‘Re-brand’, did I sit with a pen and paper bringing my creativity to the fore creating the right image? No I sought out ‘an expert’. Am I happy with the results, absolutely love our new branding and website.
We all (hopefully all) invest time and money in ‘sharpening our saw’ to become the best we can be in our chosen area of expertise, so why do we find it so difficult to ‘ask an expert’ when in doubt?
As an ‘expert in business growth’ I thought I’d share just a few of the questions I’m are most frequently asked…
- How do I work less hours?
- Why don’t my team get it?
- How do I get my customers to pay me on time?
- How do I get more leads?
- Why don’t customers come back?
- On paper I make a profit so why is there nothing in the bank?
- Where do you find good people?
- Why is my marketing not working?
- Will I ever be able to retire?
- What happens if I get hit by a bus?
If you had 90 minutes over coffee to ask your questions of a ‘business growth expert’ what would your questions be?