Take this business quiz and find out if you are ready to grow your business.
How do you feel about growth?
A) Love it and super keen to grow my business to the next level
B) Sounds like a good idea, but I’m a little hesitant
C) No thanks, like things just the way they are
How do you react to change?
A) Bring it on! I always welcome change when it’s going to improve things
B) I’ll embrace change if I have to, although not too much at once please
C) Nope – change really makes me uncomfortable; things work just fine the way they are
Where do you see your business in 5 years’ time?
A) Bigger, better, expanded, national or even international
B) Steady growth, making consistent profit
C) I’ll probably be out of the business – either sold, closed or failed
What motivates you to be in business?
A) I love what I do, love helping people or being successful
B) It’s far better than being in a job; I’m good at what I do
C) I’m not motivated at all – seriously considering other options presently
When I think about the services or products I offer, I feel …
A) Excited and passionate – we offer amazing products and services
B) Pretty good – we’re not perfect, but we’ll get there
C) It’s fine – it’s a means to an end
When I mention cash-flow, I think …
A) There is always room for improvement – and I’m keen to learn how to improve
B) Whether it’s great or awful, I think we can improve things a little bit more
C) The economy is against me ATM, doesn’t matter what I do, it won’t improve much
When it comes to getting help or ideas from others …
A) I welcome it easily, frequently listen to ideas, and if good, will implement
B) I’m a little wary, but if it sounds good, I might give it consideration
C) Only I know my business well; I can do it on my own, no help required thanks
A = 15 points, B = 10 points, C = 5 points.
80-105 points – Sounds like growth and improvement is exactly what you’re after and you’ve got the right attitude to action that growth now. You may well be going well, but even then, you’re not one to sit back and cruise. You know that to achieve success, it requires passion, hard work, consistency and you’re up for it. You recognise that you are one person and you don’t know everything, so always happy to get expert advice and guidance from others. You’re ready now to take action and take control of your business’ destiny. I’d love to work with you! Contact me now. People like you are my ideal client, not just because you want to grow, but because you have that positive attitude.
60-80 points – You may not be totally ready for massive change, but I suspect small (and relevant) changes might be welcomed by you. Possibly growth might push you a little out of your comfort zone, but with time (and gentle push) you may be willing to take your business to the next step. If you’re not ready now, that’s fine, perhaps sign up to my free newsletter – somewhere down the track you may be interested in talking, and if not, you’ll be getting some great education and ideas, absolutely free. I propose I won’t spam you to death or share your email address.
35-55 points – Let’s be honest, you’re really not keen about growth or doing more with your business. That’s fine – not everyone wants to be the next Warren Buffet or Richard Branson. If your business is making good money and not causing you a heap of stress, then stick with what you’re doing. However, if the money is lousy (or worse you’re showing a loss every month) or most days you just dread going into the business, then maybe it’s time for a change. You may be happier working for someone else, getting a regular paycheque and leaving the stress of business to others.
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