I Don’t Have Time!

Posted by gavinmills on November 23, 2012

What does this really mean?

I had a great discussion this morning with a group of Entrepreneurs, and Time was the hot topic today.

You see, when you really analyze it (and be honest here guys ‘coz you’re looking in the mirror now) – is it that you really don’t have the time, or is it more a matter of how do you manage your own time? And I’m the first to admit that, at least for me, it’s ALWAYS a question of how I manage my time. So what’s your take on this?…

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Mortar Makes It Happen

Posted by gavinmills on November 19, 2012

Today I’d like to talk about the three keys to business development and how you can put the right bricks in place to build a solid foundation.

Here are the three main areas of business development:

  • Innovation
  • Quantification
  • Orchestration

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You Spin Me Right ‘Round Baby, Right ‘Round

Posted by gavinmills on November 9, 2012

The biggest area of turn-key businesses is franchising. There is a franchise for practically every industry in the world. They are fairly easy to acquire and practically come with a pop out of the box pre-assembled system. McDonald’s is a prime example. In fact, a $40 billion, 28,707 strong example.

Today we’re going to cover:

  • Business Format Franchise
  • The Franchise Prototype
  • Franchise Prototype Standards

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Expand The Life Of Your Business

Posted by gavinmills on October 29, 2012

Today I’m going to talk about the life cycle of a business and how to get the most out of each cycle, while also extending the lifespan of your business.

The four different stages of a business life cycle are:

  • Infancy
  • Adolescence
  • Growing Pains
  • Maturity

 

We’ll talk a little about what each of these cycle’s means and how they can each help expand your business’ lifespan:

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Gather The Troops

Posted by gavinmills on October 19, 2012

Today I’d like to chat about the different types of support staff you need and what makes them so important.

There are essentially three key roles that need to be filled to set your business up for success:

  • The Technician
  • The Manager
  • The Entrepreneur

 

All of these roles need to be played simultaneously by different people with the right talents. It’s all about balance.

The Technician

This person represents the present and all that needs to be done for the physical aspects of the business building process. They are the “doer”. This is usually the most visible person of the entire operation.

The Manager

This person represents the past and works to fix problems through learning from past mistakes. They are the practical side of the business and are in charge of putting together the business and overseeing the planning.

The Entrepreneur

This person represents the future and the vision for the business. They are responsible for the creative side of the business and are always considering ways to enhance products/service, business image, branding and more.

All three of these characters are essential in the success of any business and, in order to build a solid foundation from the start, you need to work harder to find the right people to put in these roles. Obviously, you need to be one of these key people, but make sure you find the role that fits your skills and talents, not necessarily what you THINK you should be doing.

This may be a hard process for you as you will need to relinquish some control over the business and instill trust in people to allow them to do their jobs.

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