WHAT WE DO AND WHY WE DO IT
You know what they say about judging a book by it’s cover, right? It’s the same with businesses. Regardless of the number of employees, the type of industry or the length of time they’ve existed for, all business require the same foundations to run smoothly and successfully. Any cracks in these foundations can lead to unhappy workers, a lack of productivity (and therefore profits)… even legal problems. We’re not trying to scare you; we simply want to highlight the importance of sorting these things out before it’s too late.
But that’s going to be boring and time consuming, isn’t it? No! Not if you call in the right kind of help. (Yes, we’re talking about us!) We love this stuff – believe it or not, we actually find it exciting. Not only that, we also figured out how to get maximum results in minimal time. It all comes down to our 6 step process…
THE SIX STEPS OF THE STARTUP STABLE
- GOAL SETTING
- MAINTENANCE & REASSESSMENT
This is where we’ll sit down with you and take a look at the bigger picture stuff. For instance: Where you are right now vs where you’d like to be, how your business (or career) is running, where you’re struggling and what your strengths are. Heard of a SWOT analysis? Don’t worry, you’ll know what it is by the time we’re through with you!
This is the fun part. Together, we’ll set some exciting, yet achievable goals for you and your business (short, medium & long term). These goals won’t just help to motivate you, they’ll also help us form an effective strategy for you to follow. We’d like to note that this is where most people fall off the wagon because they’re not sure what they need to do to actually achieve them!
Otherwise known as your action plan. We’ll answer questions such as, “What needs doing?”, “Who needs to be involved?”, “How long will it take?”, and “What resources will I require?”. If, during your analysis, we identified some areas of weakness that could be solved with additional coaching, training or consultation with The StartUP Stable, this will be integrated into your plan.
Micro-steps are the bite sized tasks we set for you to follow on a regular basis (whether hourly, daily, weekly or monthly) to ensure you achieve your goal within the timeframe set. Example: “I need to write that press release by Friday.” Micro tasks: Call Jerry for interview. Get contact details & photos from Sue. Write outline. Write draft. Send to PA for proofing. Submit to client for approval. Suddenly the task is broken down into less overwhelming pieces and it becomes achievable!
Accountability and finding ways to track progress are crucial steps in any goal setting strategy (whether you’re aiming for a weight loss goal, a career milestone or even the dream of winning a hotdog eating competition). Sometimes these are hard things to maintain if you’re going it alone. If you choose to bring us on board, we’ll be able to give you a higher level of accountability, but more importantly, we’ll teach you how to set up your own systems for staying accountable and aware of your progress. It’s that whole “teach a man to fish” thing!
MAINTENANCE & REASSESSMENT
For most people, the greatest challenge of all the steps is maintenance, but don’t worry, this isn’t the part where we say “Good luck!” and kick you out the door. Our mission isn’t successful until you see results AND maintain them. We will give you any assistance we can in keeping momentum, assessing your progress and deciding if/when your plan needs adjusting. Yes, that’s right, you’re not stuck with one rigid plan for the rest of eternity – it will continue to grow and evolve as you do!