How do we start?
So you might be interested in finding out more - but how do you know if we can and will really make a difference - or if we just want to grin nicely and take your money? The grinning's not essential but we do like to enjoy what we do - don't think we don't take it seriously though.
There's more you can read about us and our services on this site - but in the end, for things to work well, we both have to feel comfortable with each other, and we have to provide a service that you believe is worth paying for. There's no "trick" to convince you. That's why we don't try and sign you up ASAP for a one or two year deal. Believe it or not, we try and keep each stage of our relationship at a low-risk level. If we make a worthwhile difference you will continue to use our services. If not then we go our separate ways.
That's why we offer our free no-obligation initial "meeting". If you've already read about our virtual services, you'll understand that we don't necessarily mean a face to face meeting. So we can set up this meeting via e-mail, and hold it via Skype and other tools. It's also a chance for you to evaluate how you feel about this sort of service.
At the end of this meeting, you should have a clear view of key issues facing your business, and what you have to do to address these. We have tools, resources and systems geared to help family-operated businesses not only achieve your goals but also overcome most weaknesses that accompany the entrepreneurial "seizure" (Read Michael Gerber's E-Myth Revisited for more information). So this also lets you see whether you're interested in using our business development services.
If nothing else, you can take some relevant ideas from our online monthly newsletters - and try doing them. Ideas won't change anything - unless you implement them. As we say: If you keep on doing what you've always done, you'll keep on getting what you've always got.
This is all very simple really. And at no cost or risk to you. I suppose the question is, do you really want to make a difference to your business? Or are you content to repeat the past?