• “I have so many balls in the air, I don’t even know where to focus.”
• “I can’t believe I said THAT to one of my employees the other day—I was just so fed up with nothing being done to my standards!”
• “I’m so tired of being the only one who can get things done around here!”
• “Another year has gone by and I can’t see anything I’ve done anything to make my business better than it was last year.”
If you’re like most business owners, you’ve probably muttered something along these lines recently — if not this morning, then probably it was yesterday. Continue reading
From barely breaking even to huge profits…
Chuck Parmely owns a $3.2 million dollar overhead door business – which sounds like a wildly successful business until you find out that his company has been in existence for 37 years, barely scratching 1% to 3% profitability; in other words, his business wasn’t making any money and surviving check by check. Chuck has implemented Profit First under the direction of Dr. Sabrina and subsequently, a business that had a $20K loss in 2014 turned around and achieved a $220K profit in 2015, and 2016 was even better… all while in a rural area that was experiencing an economic decline.
Chuck’s success story has been so impressive that his accountant went out of his way to visit him and figure out his formula to success… and that’s what you’re about to find out! Request our Profit First Starter Kit and join Chuck on the journey to profitability.
Chuck and Dr. Sabrina were interviewed by Mike Michalowicz on the Profit First Podcast, Episode 73.
Employee problems can be one of the biggest stumbling blocks for any business owner. With her background in psychology, and years of driving profit in small business, Dr. Starling knows what it takes to find, keep and get exceptional performance out of your biggest investment-your employees.
Catch her next Masterclass, Quickly Double Your Profit with Top Performing Employees and access her comprehensive video training 5 Secrets to Exceptional Employee Performance (her gifts to you!).
Dr. Steve Eckhardt
Owner, Eckhardt Optics
I love sharing client Success Case Studies with you. I personally find it very helpful to learn from the experiences of other business owners.
In a recent Mastermind, I walked one of my clients, Dr. Steve Eckhardt, through a review of his first 8 months in coaching. We captured a recording and Steve agreed we could share it here with you. Enjoy!
Steve, tell us about your business.
We design and manufacture custom camera lenses. The business was founded in 2009. Our target customer is a design engineer who doesn’t specialize in optics. There are a lot of mechanical and electronic engineers out there who need some optics in their system but don’t know a thing about it. Our unique offering combines my strength in lens design with convenience.
Many say parenting is the most challenging role we’ll ever undertake. But, there’s a role that’s even more challenging—being at the helm of a rapidly growing small business.
We small business owners sometimes refer to ourselves as “The Chief Cook and Bottle-Washer,” because we are filling multiple positions in the business, rolling up our sleeves and working right alongside our employees. We pour our blood, sweat and tears into meeting the insatiable demands of our growing businesses. This is why so many of feel depleted, burned out and hopelessly tethered to our businesses.
Successfully navigating explosive growth, and coming out on the other side with a thriving business and a high quality of life, requires a different mindset and a different set of strategies than the ones we relied on when we started our business.
What is explosive growth really like?
When it comes to working ON your business, every hour you invest moves you closer to FREEDOM. Every hour you spend working ON your business is typically worth about $10,000. Yet, many of us are confused about what it really means to work ON our businesses. Even worse, many of us waste time working on the wrong areas of our businesses. Continue reading