Business MOT

Is your small business firing on all cylinders?

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You put your car through an MOT each year, but what about your small business?

Your car’s MOT highlights what may be broken, needing adjustment or replacement to ensure another year of trouble free motoring. And a car that’s passed it’s MOT will most likely get you from A to B safely and efficiently for the next 12 months.

The same goes for your small business, when it’s firing on all cylinders it will get you from where you are to where you want to be in your career and life journey, including perhaps that new car you have your eye on!

Every year like clockwork we book our car in for it’s MOT, so - is it about time you asked an independent expert to look at your small business?

As self-employed business owners we often cannot see things as clearly as we would like, partly because we are so busy working IN the business rather than ON the business.

So let me ask you - when was the last time you slowed down and had a good hard look at your business, the thing that’s putting money in your pocket and keeping a roof over your family’s head, to ensure it’s running as efficiently and profitably as it can be?

  • What small changes and in what order could you make to get the results you deserve?
  • Could you be missing out on new customers or markets?
  • Does your sales funnel leak? What else could be working better and how?
  • Are you suffering from rusty or old operating procedures?
  • What is the return on investment on your business expenditure?
  • Perhaps you’re feeling ambitious but stuck on what to do next?
  • Do you have a clear vision? Are you following a strategy to get you there?

As with our car analogy, you may well have a sense your small business could be running better but unless you’re able to slow down and take a fresh look at things with a business mentor or coach, it’s difficult to diagnose - let alone prescribe the right solution to get your small business ’roadworthy’ and performing at its best.

The only way to know for sure is to get an expert to look under the bonnet and have a good root around, which is precisely what my business MOT will do for you.

Could your business do with a tune-up?

My business MOT will be bespoke to you and your small business however in general it will looks at the various spokes that make up your business wheel, covering:

  • You as the business owner and how you got to where you are
  • Your vision and strategy - where you are headed
  • Sales
  • Marketing
  • Finance
  • Operations

Which, put together as a whole, allows us to gather a big-picture look and assessment of where you and your small business are now and you’ll receive suggestions, ideas and recommendations of what needs to be worked on and how.

Your small business MOT works to uncover areas that could be losing you money or blocking your progress while developing solutions which, sometimes with just a little fine tuning, can get you to where you want to be quicker and with less effort. To help you to focus on what’s important.

Who am I, and why should you listen to me?

My name’s Jason Cornes; I’m a small business and executive coach based on the South Coast, roughly 60-miles from Central London. I have 35+ years of first-hand business experience behind me. In fact, I’ve never had a job, having been self-employed for my entire adult life. I’m honest with my clients about my successes and of course numerous mistakes I’ve made along the way.

In this time, I’ve done it all small business wise, and have a huge wealth of self-employed experience and business knowledge.

Nowadays, I share my own exciting journey in business, my qualifications (DMS & MBA) and five years of counselling and psychotherapy training to help self-employed people like yourself, with any type of small business, decide what they want, hit their goals and get to where they want to be in life.

Louise E Taylor - Creative Leadership Coach

"I can highly recommend Jason – he is an excellent coach and mentor. He has enabled me to resolve problems, gain clarity and move my business forward. And he’s got a great sense of humour – invaluable!"

Jon Shortell - Movo Insurance Brokers Ltd.

"In business, sometimes you simply cannot see the wood for the trees.I can honestly say that following an initial meeting with Jason, I have a far greater appreciation and clarity of the possibilities which are open to me.Being slightly cynical of business coaches in the past, I can only say now – “Don’t knock it till you try it” – I thoroughly recommend any business having a chat with Jason Cornes"

Your customised business MOT

Let’s examine what’s working well within your business while taking an honest look at what may not be working so well. Don’t worry – you can be open and direct with me. Remember: I’ve been there too and I will not judge you. I’m here to help.

After I have listened carefully to what you’d like to achieve from your small business MOT, we’ll identify what needs some work and how best to move forward. Actually, this is really exciting; everything is achievable if we break it down into small stages.

Your business MOT will be tailored to your own individual circumstances and type of business.

Time to roll up your sleeves and get to work

At the end of the session, you’ll have a focused action plan to work on, chock-full of exciting new ideas, tasks and strategies. The next stage of your process is to roll up your sleeves and put all of our suggestions into practice.

Since I’ve taken such a deep-dive into the way they operate, many of my business MOT clients find that it’s beneficial to have me onside to support them going forward.

My ‘hidden business partner’ services are available for those MOT clients who would like more business coaching help, support and accountability to put the recommended changes into practice.

Ready to book your business in for it’s MOT?

As you can imagine, a business MOT isn’t as simple as dropping off the car keys and grabbing a coffee. It’s not a ‘while you wait’ service; it requires a time commitment from you of up to three hours (this can be split into two sessions) and an open, honest and frank discussion. All our work together is of course completely confidential.

So, if you feel ready to get your business firing on all cylinders - book a call with me today to discuss how we can work together.