The #1 Block to Small Business Growth

May 12, 2014, Written by Sue Miley

If there’s one single obstacle to all small business owners, this has got to be it.

After I tell you what this common small business problem is, I’m going to tell you how you can get a free Growth Opportunity Analysis, and how you can enter to win a free 1 hour business consultation session with us to help take advantage of that #1 growth opportunity for your business.

Smart, hard working, small business owners tell us, one after the other, that they experienced some initial growth and initial success in setting up their business but eventually got stuck.

Here’s the #1 reason they can’t grow:

They got to a point where they could no longer reach their arms around all the work and expenses and complex decisions on their own – and this was keeping them from continued growth. Growth is literally beyond their reach.

  • They either felt overworked, overwhelmed or just spread too thin.
  • They had ideas but weren’t sure how to implement them.
  • They had options but weren’t sure which to choose.
  • They either needed more employees, more clients, more sales, but didn’t have time to stop long enough to get them.

They were at a crossroads – lacking the time, resources and clarity to move forward with a sense of confident purpose.

Does this sound like you?

Are you at a crossroads? Do you want to grow, but feel unsure or unable to make the next move with clarity and purposeful action?

7 Reasons Small Businesses Get Stuck

We’ve all made some of these honest mistakes that get us stuck:

Common Sticking Point #1

We jumped right in to selling something before we really had a clear vision of what we’d do if a lot of people actually bought it.

Common Sticking Point #2

We took any business, any request, any income – we bent over backwards for customers. But now our backs aren’t bending, they’re breaking!

Common Sticking Point #3

Every job is slightly different, so it was impossible to create any repeatable systems, or automate anything to make it easier and faster.

Common Sticking Point #4

We hired friends and family, but then ended up with people we loved who were not actually the best fit for the job – and didn’t feel like we could tell them.

Common Sticking Point #5

We sell, sell, sell and then the work gets backed up. So we stop selling to catch up on work and the income dries up. So then we stop working and scramble to sell, sell, sell again. It is a vicious cycle.

Common Sticking Point #6

We want to hire more people, but we are too busy to figure out how to do it well, and even if we did, how would we train them with no documented policies or systems?

Common Sticking Point #7

It’s like trying to add rooms to an unfinished house. The existing foundation can’t support the new additions. It wasn’t created solid enough or strong enough to grow that big. So, now you have to go back and pay some attention to it before you keep hammering in new nails.

Your #1 Growth Opportunity

So many of our clients face these very same issues, that we finally created a success model that shows small businesses how to identify their #1 growth opportunity and start to create a more solid foundation for growth.

We turned this into a free kit we call The Clarity Kit. And it is yours, free.  (See large sign-up on the sidebar and home page.)

First, your free Clarity Kit includes a free Growth Opportunity Assessment.

This quick assessment will help you identify which parts of your business foundation need to be stronger if you want to be able to grow. It shows you exactly where to start, what to focus on first, if you really want to get unstuck and create the kind of business that will thrive and grow for years to come.

The Clarity kit also gives you

  • The Purposeful PATH Map – outlining 4 step to exponential business growth.
  • A 5-step guide booklet (a quick read) and worksheets based on the results of your Growth Opportunity Assessment.
  • 5 short videos to walk you through the principles behind the Purposeful PATH Map and why they work.

The Personalized Answer to Accelerated Business Growth

There are proven steps, predictable, reliable actions you can take to build a strong business ready for growth. This map and the Clarity Kit will help you understand where you are on that path, and discover your personalized next steps for growing your business.

Sign up now for our FREE Crossroads Clarity Kit.

All you need to do to get your Crossroads Clarity Kit is sign-up where it asks for your email address on the side bar.

30-Day Bonus

If you sign-up for the Crossroads Clarity Kit and email us at [email protected] and request a FREE assessment review, we will gladly walk through your completed assessment with you and give you advice on where to start in creating your PATH to Purpose and Clarity for your business.  Just put Assessment Review in the subject line.

This offer is good for anyone who downloads the Crossroads Clarity Kit and emails us before June 30, 2014.

Special Drawing – FREE Coaching Session

In addition to a free assessment review, we will have a drawing to give away a FREE 60 Minute Coaching Session on one of the steps on the Crossroads PATH that you need to work on.

Enter to win:

  1. Download your Crossroads Clarity Kit Now.  (See Side Bar signup)
  2. Make a comment below about your biggest business challenge or goal.
  3. Share this post on any or all of your social media sites – Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google + and include the hashtag #claritykit.

You will be entered into a drawing to win a FREE Coaching Session focused on your goal/challenge.

Winners will be announced on July 1, 2014 – we will contact you directly by email to set up your FREE Coaching Session.

You can get years worth of our experience – some of the best advice we’ve given dozens and dozens of other businesses – all for free in this kit.

Spread the Word

Please help us get the word out so we can help as many Christian business owners as possible.  All you have to do to share this great free resource is share this post on your Facebook page, Google + page, Linked In or other social media site and include the hashtag #claritykit.

We are excited about introducing this great tool.  Please let us know how it helps you!

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Sue Miley

Sue Miley MBA, MA, LPC helps small business owners build successful businesses on a foundation of Christian values. After 20 years in business, and 10 years as a Christian counselor, Sue uses a combination of faith, business and psychology to help clients in business and in life.

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