Business Blindspots: Eliminate Hidden Challenges for Exponential Growth

Business Blindspots: Eliminate Hidden Challenges for Exponential Growth

by Doug Winnie

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Overview

Foreword by New York Times Best Selling Author Dr. Marshall Goldsmith and Introduction by International Entrepreneur and Franchisor Bradley J. Sugars.

Take Control of Your Business Blindspots

 

This book has been written in such a way that works as a checklist, instruction manual,  and an actual coursebook with test questions. This book can be used in the way that best fits your individual needs. Updated for the Covid-19 global pandemic as another blindspot was indeed this virus.

 

You will discover critical business concepts and learn how to implement these strategies in a way that allows every business owner and every team member to participate and grow. By implementing these systems, you'll be ahead of the competition and ready for success.

 

This book is for everyone and every business. Whether it's pre-startup to fast-growth, from disaster to turn-around, and from re-birth to a consistent and stable growth company, there are tools and ideas for everyone. Whether you are the CEO or a front-line manager, or even a front-line team member, this book was written to help everyone in the organization cause the company to become much more successful by reading AND APPLYING the actions recommended.

 

In these pages you'll find:

  • Objectives for each chapter
  • Easy to navigate sections for specific business needs
  • Checklists and tools
  • Tests at the end of each chapter
  • Real-life examples 

And so much more! Take control of your success today and defeat those blindspots that may be holding you back!

 

Product Details

BN ID: 2940164502393
Publisher: Elite Online Publishing
Publication date: 09/01/2020
Sold by: Draft2Digital
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 324 KB

About the Author

Doug is an international public speaker, profit-strategist and award-winning business and executive coach, with multiple years of winning national and global ActionCOACH awards, beginning his first entrepreneurial experience selling holiday greeting cards door-to-door. This early drive for success led him to become a very successful business owner, now on his 9th successful business.

Having been the owner and manager of 3 multi-million-dollar companies, Doug understands the challenges, the pressures, and the pleasures associated with being your own boss. Doug was professionally trained by multi-millionaire, author and world-class entrepreneur Brad Sugars. With the support of ActionCOACH global resources, Doug's coaching, training and development programs are world class.

Doug's strong belief is that having a certified business coach is the single most positive investment a business owner can make in themselves and for their business.

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Table of Contents

FOREWORD

INTRODUCTION

HOW TO USE THIS BOOK

Examples of How to Use the Book

Book Elements

Sources for This Book

CHAPTER 1: HOW I DEFINE SUCCESS

Facing the Marketing Mystery

Fear Holds People Back

Learn from Me, and Learn from Others

My message is simple. If I can do it, you can, too!

History Does Repeat

Simple or Complex

Learning from Others

The Five Pillars

The Five-Legged Stool

Mindset or Skill Set

Dreams x Goals x Learning x Planning x Acting = Success

WHAT NOW? ACTION STEPS.

CHAPTER 2: WHY BOTHER?

Achieving Your Goal (and Success)

Face Them or Don't

Facing the Fear of Heights

Facing the Fear of Drowning

Facing the Fear of Abandonment

Company Vision

WHAT NOW? ACTION STEPS.

CHAPTER 3: THE SECRET

Your Unique Selling Position

Your Guarantee

A Company 10x10

The Measurement of Everything

Key Performance Indicators

A Typical Work Week for the Marketing Role

A Challenge You Can Win

WHAT NOW? ACTION STEPS.

CHAPTER 4: YOU PAID FOR THE LEAD. DON'T WASTE IT.

Human Behaviors in Sales

Seven Steps or More

Hire Slowly, but Fire Quickly

Sales Pillar Continued

WHAT NOW? ACTION STEPS.

CHAPTER 5: THE OPERATIONS PILLAR

You're Good at What You Do, Let's See How Good

Considerations for the "Manufacturing" Business.

Considerations for a "Middleman" Business

Here are some questions and thoughts on supply mastery:

Quality Mastery

Questions and thoughts on quality mastery:

Ease-to-Buy Mastery

Questions and thoughts to consider on ease-to-buy mastery:

Service Mastery

Questions and thoughts to consider on service mastery:

Your Best Customers are Raving Fans

Operations Systemized and Optimized

WHAT NOW? ACTION STEPS.

CHAPTER 6: THE FINANCE PILLAR

Fixed Costs

Variable Costs

Gross Profit Margin

WHAT NOW? ACTION STEPS.

CHAPTER 7: THE TEAM PILLAR

Team is the Key

Hiring for Success

Rock-Star Training Program

Should I Strive to Be a Manager or a Leader?

WHAT NOW? ACTION STEPS.

CHAPTER 8: EXPANSION

Use these four steps to achieve more success

Lead the Way

WHAT NOW? ACTION STEPS.

CHAPTER 9: BYE BYE OR BUY?

WHAT NOW? ACTION STEPS.

CHAPTER 10: THE SALE PRICE

What, If Anything, Should You Tell the Team?

Cash, Please - Maybe

Risk and Reward

WHAT NOW? ACTION STEPS.

CHAPTER 11: LET'S DO THAT AGAIN!

The Flipping of Businesses

Let's create a process to follow

WHAT NOW? ACTION STEPS.

ADDENDUM

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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