Finding a buyer for your rural business can be a challenge. Chuck Parmely found a solution.
Chuck Parmely, owner of The Overhead Door Company of Riverton & Lander, has been working in the business since he was 10 years old. At that time, his father owned a glass shop and “dabbled in” garage doors, which Chuck would install after school. Continue reading
CEO Teton Therapy PC
Clinics in Riverton and Lander, WY
Approximately 14 full-time employees with a need to hire more
2014 Revenue: approximately $1.8 million
2015 Revenue: on track to $2.5 million
Before working with Sabrina, I was trying to service too many sources and people. As the owner of an outpatient therapy clinic in a small rural setting, I was seeing patients in my clinic, while also trying to service outside contracts, such as outlying school systems, home health care services and Hospice services. I was seeing patients in their homes with safety and home modifications, and performing behind the wheel driving evaluations. I even travelled to a child’s home because his parents were ranchers and could not get him into the clinic. I would provide expert testimony in court for lawyers. I would travel to job sites for ergonomic assessments. I performed pre-employment fit for duty testing for oilfield companies. The list goes on and on. I was accepting any type of patient even if I wasn’t specialized in what they needed.
I had a belief that in a small town, I would have to be the jack-of-all trades to stay in business. I could not specialize or I would go out of business. I was running all over the place, just adding time to my days, at the expense of my time and quality of life.
I came to the conclusion that I did not know how to run a business. I got my pride out of the way, which opened the door for HELP. The most difficult thing for me was accepting help.
I signed up and participated in a free teleconference with Business Psychologist, Dr. Sabrina Schleicher. As a result, I invested in a year of her services and let her coach me through steps of growth and success. One of the concepts she taught me was the Pumpkin Plan, which includes zeroing in on the ‘Sweet Spot’ of your business. I applied every step of the program to my business, which was not easy. Continue reading
I’m away on vacation for a couple of weeks, but before I left, I took a photo of the business books that have had the greatest impact on me. These books are ones I repeatedly recommend to my clients. These books are gamechangers for small business owners. Continue reading
We like to celebrate WINS around here. What is one of your recent WINS?
Share it here in the comment section and you’ll be entered into a drawing to win an autographed copy of The Pumpkin Plan by Mike Michalowicz PLUS other surprises from Sabrina!
DEADLINE for entry is JUNE 15.