If you’re like most progressive business owners, you want your company to stand out from the crowd…to be innovative…to have a clear market position. You probably spend a lot of time thinking about these things, and get frustrated when you try to implement something new, only to get push-back from employees who aren’t nearly as excited about your new initiative as you are.
You might find yourself walking around muttering, “Why can’t my employees just get on board? Why can’t they just see the value in what I’m trying to implement?”
How do you get employees on board with innovation?
• “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
Has this ever happened to you? You hold a meeting with your employees intending to motivate them and get everyone working together as a team to do their best. You talk. They listen. They may seem interested, or at least they nod their heads in the right places, but then. . . . they go out and do the same old things and nothing has changed. Ugh!!! Continue reading
It’s really not hard at all to be profitable in your small business. Yet, the majority of small businesses barely break even, year after year. Why is this? 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