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8 WAYS DRIVING A BUS IS LIKE RUNNING YOUR BUSINESS

8 WAYS DRIVING A BUS IS LIKE RUNNING YOUR BUSINESS

Be on time. Like running behind on your route, being late to work throws your entire business off schedule. It doesn’t mean you have to be there from 7:00-7:00 every day. It does mean if you tell your employees that you will work from 9:00-4:00, then you need to be there from 9:00-4:00. Training. All bus drivers have had a certain amount of training. So have you, whether it’s been self-taught or learned. From start to finish your training should give you the deepest process to run a good business. Do things the way you trained your staff to do them. Do not return back to this is the way I trained but this is how I do it when no one is looking. Your staff will notice. Start a Focused Routine. Bus drivers maintain focus during their routes. Integrate focus into your routines. People always talk about what great multi-taskers they are. Bullshit, show me a “great” multi-tasker and I will show you someone that half-asses most of what they do. Get org ... read more

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EXIT STRATEGY

EXIT STRATEGY

Exit strategy, Do you need one? Exit Strategy Definition: The planned exit of an owner from their business. Most people have a plan on getting into business but never think about how they are going to get out of it. Disposing of your business takes careful planning, consideration and probably some sleepless nights. Don’t worry I’ll be with you every step of the way. Some parts of exiting the business will be more difficult than when you were in start-up mode. Usually there’s only one way to start a business, there are three ways for the business owner to exit the business; selling, passing the business down to family and or closing. It’s never easy to decide to sell the business that you’ve worked on and in for so long. Here are some common reasons on why you would want to sell your business. You’re ready to retire and have no heir. Business partners who don’t get along and have decided to dissolve the partnership. One of the own ... read more

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5 COMMON MISTAKES EVERY SMALL BUSINESS SHOULD AVOID

5 COMMON MISTAKES EVERY SMALL BUSINESS SHOULD AVOID

You found your niche, created a demand for your products and services. You invested time, expertise and your money to make that all important sale of your goods only to let it all slip away? Not Using Accounting Software—Often when you start out in business you are starting small. Unfortunately we get into the bad habit of using paper receipt books and or Excel to keep track of our sales. One thing I know to be true, if it’s not tracked and measured it gets forgotten. Out of sight out of mind. Your Income statement should be at your fingertips. If you have to wait for an accountant to prepare it for you then you aren’t running your business, your business is running you. Basic software will help you create invoices, build estimates, track expenses and even help you produce profit or loss statements at the push of a button. There are several accounting programs that are available to you. They can be downloaded to your computer or you can get one that is cl ... read more

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WHO WE WORK WITH

WHO WE WORK WITH

As Small Business Consultants, Infinity Coaching & Consulting, Works With… Business owners who run companies that employ fewer than 100 employees and do not have the support of a professionally trained management team nor the staff of employees to take on peripheral projects. We work with business owners and executives of small businesses, as well as, with individuals who are just starting their business ownership journey. These business owners and executives, our clients, are responsible not only for bottom-line performance, but also for confronting the numerous challenges of growing their companies. The challenges that Infinity Coaching & Consulting clients face are as varied as the businesses they own and manage, and as diverse as the industries that they serve. Regardless of the particular stage of the business life cycle that our clients may find themselves in — be it start-up, growth, mature, decline, or an exit ... read more

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10 THINGS TO DO TO KEEP INDIFFERENCE FROM KILLING YOUR BUSINESS?

10 THINGS TO DO TO KEEP INDIFFERENCE FROM KILLING YOUR BUSINESS?

The reason most clients stop doing business with a company is not because of the product or service or price, or because the client moved away. It is because of the company’s attitude of indifference. Definition of indifference: Being neither too much nor too little; moderate. Being neither good or bad; mediocre. Not active or involved; neutral. Neutral, mediocre, moderate does this describe your current level of participation in your business, as well as that of your employees? We have all been there. The difference is do you grab yourself up by your bootstraps, look yourself in the mirror and say today is the day I start making a difference in my business again? Or do you decide to remain indifferent and let your business wither and die? Are these people working for you now? If you can’t recognize the indifferent one, maybe it’s you? An indifferent manager lacks the drive to push ahead and aggressively knock down all obstacles. An indiff ... read more

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WHY WE DO WHAT WE DO

WHY WE DO WHAT WE DO

WHY WE’RE HERE To provide an uplifting experience that enriches people’s daily lives. HOW WE DO IT Together. In legendary ways, big and small. BE WELCOMING Offer everyone a sense of belonging. BE GENUINE Connect, discover, and respond. BE KNOWLEDGEABLE Love what you do and share it with others. BE CONSIDERATE Take care of yourself, each other and our environment. BE INVOLVED In the company, in your community. MAKE A FRIEND. MAKE A DIFFERENCE, MAKE SOMEONE’S DAY. ESSENCE OF OUR BUSINESS: BE WELCOMING Offer everyone a sense of belonging. Provide uplifting experiences that enrich your client’s daily lives. Start a conversation. Get to know what’s important to your clients. Anticipate and respond to your client’s needs. Make them feel taken care of. Welcome all kinds of feedback, both concerns and praise. Ensure your client is your number one priority. BE GENUINE Connect, discover, and respond. Always be aware that customer serv ... read more

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HOW DAILY JOURNALING CAN INCREASE YOUR SALES

HOW DAILY JOURNALING CAN INCREASE YOUR SALES

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