To see whether you would benefit from working with us, please take a moment to answer these questions…
Answer the quiz below to see if you would benefit from working with us
Section 1. DIRECTION
- TRUE OR FALSE: You ARE the business. If you took three months off, there might not be a business to come back to. You are overworked and underpaid.
- TRUE OR FALSE: You have business experience and you know what to do, but you seem to get bogged down with getting the job done and don’t find time to work on growing your business.
- TRUE OR FALSE: It is hard to remember why you started your business or what you dreamed of achieving. You don’t have an exit strategy and don’t even know how your business is performing against your original business objectives.
If you answered TRUE to one or more of these questions … Congratulations, you are like most other UK business owners. The reality is that the majority of business owners feel like this.
The good news is that you can build your business and turn those dreams into reality. We can help you establish a clearer direction for your business, and then keep you on track to achieve it.
Section 2. TIME
Answer the questions below to see if you have the right work life balance, or whether you spend too many hours at work.
- TRUE OR FALSE: You have missed one or more important family events due to commitments in your business because you could not delegate. And you even tried to justify to yourself that it was OK.
- TRUE OR FALSE: You are working so hard getting the work done that you never seem to find time to plan for your business or your future.
- TRUE OR FALSE: You can’t remember the last time you took a few weeks off to relax and enjoy life … it isn’t that you have to work long hours it’s that you want to … honest. Besides working 9-5 or enjoying every weekend away from work just doesn’t seem possible.
If you answered TRUE to one or more of these questions …. not only are you normal, but there is a way forward.
By building your business through working smarter, not harder, you can put in place the right systems and remove yourself from day to day tasks so that you can also have time to enjoy doing the things you like to do.
Section 3. TEAM
Answer the questions below to see if you employ staff or whether you have a high performing team that is helping you achieve your business objectives.
- TRUE OR FALSE: Your staff know exactly what your business objectives are – and they all feel valued and committed to make sure you get there. You have no problem finding reliable, skilled and productive staff to work with you.
- TRUE OR FALSE: You allow your team members to take responsibility for their own projects and encourage them to take risks by providing them with the opportunity to learn.
- TRUE OR FALSE: You reward your top performers and support your under performers and know the key motivators for each staff member.
If you answered FALSE to one or more of these questions … your business, like the majority of SMEs, has lots of untapped potential. Building a committed team can really improve your profitability. Losing them could cost lots.
Employing and developing staff in the right way can improve your client service, increase your capacity to deliver more, and increase your prices, without increasing your costs.
Section 4. MONEY
Answer the questions below to see if your profits are just draining away.
- TRUE OR FALSE: Your target market is everyone – so you don’t miss anyone.
- TRUE OR FALSE: You are not sure whether every job is profitable, and time billing methods are often inaccurate.
- TRUE OR FALSE: Cash flow can be challenging at times.
If you answered TRUE to one or more of these questions … you are one of the many SME business owners who are faced with squeezed margins and cash flow headaches and who can only dream of business growth and a healthy bank balance.
Now you have taken the test you will probably agree that your business could benefit from working with Synergy & Strategy.
Contact us for a no obligation free consultation.