“Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. Begin it NOW”. – Johann Wolfgand con Goethe
Aspiration, dream, vision; call it what you will. The fact is you got in to your business to achieve something. Whether it was to be free of the shackles of corporate control, to be your own boss, to make a million bucks or just to get greater balance in your life, you had a vision – once. You may still have that vision, but how can you be sure it’s really still your vision? Has it become blurred over time? Has it become secondary to the everyday demands of running your business? At NOW, we believe the first step to achieving true business mastery and planning to succeed is to be open, focused and determined in your vision. We help you dig deep to find your true aspiration, describe it, feel it and then fix it firmly as your ultimate destination.
“To understand the heart and mind of a person, look not at what he has achieved, but at what he aspires to do” – Kahlil Gibran.
Its one thing to know where you are going…..it’s another to know where you are now. The satellite navigation system in your car only works if it knows your current position. In much the same way, we work with you to get a fix on where you are now before plotting the route to your desired destination. Using a variety of tools, we help you examine your business and establish a clear baseline of your current performance in the areas of finance, operational process, people management and customer relationships. This not only helps us to develop the right plan, it also gives you something to look back on as your enjoy the journey.
“In the business world the rear-view mirror is always clearer than the windshield” – Warren Buffet.
Building your personalized plan for success needn’t leave you feeling alone. We help the owners of independent businesses construct and deliver strategies designed to take them where they want to go. But these are not the usual boring business plans – full of waffle and designed to bore people into submission! They are living, flexible plans that are meaningful to you, your people, your suppliers and your customers. We like to think of them as road maps. Logical and easy-to-understand, yet based on sound principles that have stood the test of time, helping thousands of business owners reach their goals. And remember, we stay with you for as long as your journey lasts!
“In preparing for battle, I have always found that plans are useless but planning is indispensable” – Dwight D Eisenhower.
This is where it all comes together…… knowing where you are going and what you have left behind and armed with an easy-to-use road map, you can enjoy the journey and feel the satisfaction that comes from knowing you are growing in knowledge and ability. Unlike other organizations we give you the encouragement and advice that you need because there will be times when your confidence falters or you start to feel tired. But we’re there to help. You are on the road to Business Mastery and are ever closer to the success that you deserve and have planned for.
“Drive thy business or it will drive thee” – Benjamin Franklin.
Traditionally, outside “consultants” take a look at your business, sell you a “one size fits all” solution, provide a (very large) report with the accompanying bill and then ride off into the sunset! At NOW we always keep YOU at the heart of all we do. Encouragement at every step of the way, empathy for your situation and an open and honest communication ethos means that we become your business friend; a dedicated partner in the enterprise and we are always there – even if it’s just for a friendly chat. Now, that’s engaging!
“You cannot teach a man anything; you can only help him find it within himself” – Galileo Galilei.