The 1 Mistake That’s Stopping Your Small Business From Growing

Are you making the one BIG mistake that most small business owners are making - and that prevents their business from going to the next level? Check out the blog to discover the simple way to grow your small business faster - without the overwhelm.

Is your business growing as fast as you’d like it to? 

Are you making the impact you’d hoped to make - while feeling a sense of clarity, consistently making a profit and having time for yourself, your loved ones and your pursuits outside of the business? 

If you answered no to any of those question, you must be a small business owner!

Jokes aside, these a VERY real challenges we all face as small business owners - and we’re no exception.

Like most small business owners we got into business because we wanted to do what we love and stop trading our lives for $ - at a price defined by someone else.

But instead of doing what we loved we found ourselves caught in a freelance cycle that’s as old as time itself. 

We were being pulled in multiple directions and caught in the busywork every small business owner has to contend with. Admin, back-and-forth emails, proposals that take HOURS but lead nowhere and generally living the boom and bust freelance reality. 

And we’re not the only ones.

We spoke to a whole range of coaches, consultants and creative business owners what was stopping their business from growing and they told us things like: 

  • I’m doing everything myself and I can’t keep track of it all.
  • I don’t know how to create and stick to organized routines
  • My results don't seem to match my effort, I never quite feel on top of things
  • Just knowing what to do next!

Reflecting back on our 10 years of consulting corporate clients like Nestle, The Times, BearingPoint and Oxford University Press - and now 4 years as small business owners - we can see that cutting through all of these challenges and actually moving forward has been the result of ONE thing. 

Check out this excerpt from our webinar to find out the one thing that broke the feast-and-famine cycle and pushed our business forward:

The mistake that’s keeping you - and your business - stuck

You’re focusing on the WRONG things at the WRONG time.

If there’s one thing that will slow - and even stop - the growth of your business, it’s focusing on the wrong things at the wrong time

In fact even focusing on the RIGHT things at the wrong time will keep you stuck, leave you frustrated and stop you moving forward! 

But knowing that there’s a specific thing to focus on is only half the story.

To take your business to the next level there’s only one critical factor you need to take into account: 

The stage your business is in RIGHT NOW. 

Once you’re clear on that, you can identify which activities and systems you should prioritise for growth. 

As Todd Herman puts it, 

“The great struggle you face as an entrepreneur, growing a business – is being constantly confronted with these questions:
  • “What do I do now?
  • Am I even focusing on the right thing, right now?
  • What should I be doing next?”

And the answer to ALL of those questions lies in defining your current reality. 

Want to zero in on your stage of business and the systems you need to focus on for GROWTH? 

Register for our LIVE masterclass on Wednesday May 30th at 8PM BST/3PM ET.

During the masterclass you'll discover:

  1. The fastest way to identify the key growth activities for your stage of business so that you can eliminate overwhelm

  2. The key systems to prioritise so that you can be consistent with your actions and achieve predictable results

  3. The exact actions to create sustainable systems that put you in control of your business trajectory so that you can focus on strategic activities

Register for our LIVE masterclass on Wednesday May 30th at 8PM BST/3PM ET.