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Goal setting

Many excellent operators start their own business with only two clear goals in mind; to no longer work for the boss they currently have, and to earn more money for themselves. A few years in, those goals remain, still unspecified, unclear and often generic.

Discussing, debating and setting tangible goals is imperative to ensuring the right levers are pulled, the right measurements are in place and the right focus is shared with the team. Many small and medium sized businesses don’t have clearly stated goals and consequently have a workforce that is unsure what the primary objective is.

Working with Kirk Slater will help you set those goals, develop the right measurement tools and ensure the progress is measured against the right criteria.

For example, there is a huge difference between trying to make as much money as possible on a month to month basis and trying to set the business up for sale in 5 or 10 years’ time. Your approach to investing in the business will be dramatically different, you would tailor staff incentives differently, you would view contract lengths in a very different light, and so on.

Goal setting leads to road-mapping which in turn leads to the foundations of your strategic plan for the business. It provides a vision for the team, sets direction and helps to ensure the key levers become everyone’s focus. Establishing those goals, building that road map and designing a strategy is where some help from Kirk Slater can be invaluable.

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