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?
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.
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:
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.
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.
"I was inspired to book a business MOT with Jason as I heard other business owners say how useful it was for them. It might seem contrary to what is expected or even ironic that the owner of a firm of accountants, that look after and advise small business clients, albeit with a financial focus, would himself want a business MOT. The reality is that all of us can get ‘lonely in business’ and benefit from a fresh perspective and a safe space to explore what we really want for ourselves and our team and how we are going to achieve that. My business MOT with Jason took place over one month in which we had three meetings. I had the option to contact between meetings if I had a question, felt stuck or wanted to update Jason. Each meeting explored what is important to me and we agreed action points for which I was held accountable. I approached our first meeting with an open mind and quickly realised that Jason is very experienced in business and a great listener. I was able to explore with Jason what I really want for myself and my team and celebrate our strengths. Thinking strategically, we were also able to identify many tweaks, changes and improvements to enhance an already successful accountancy practice. I’m very much looking forward to working with Jason going forward and have already recommended several of my own clients for business coaching"
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.
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.
Tailor made for your current needs and requirements.
3-4 hours over 3 sessions in 1 month
Assess where you are now and your vision
Learn new or better ways to grow your business and achieve your goals
Outline a plan or series of action points to move forward
Standalone or continue to 6 or 12 months of business coaching
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 3-4 hours over 3 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.