Innovation creates something more for the same price, OR the same for a better price. It means you should constantly create, test, experiment, and improve what you already have….even if it works. It’s a practice and mindset and the key to unlocking the excitement your business needs to attract talent, suppliers, and customers and make it more interesting for you.
This Week@Work my meetings with long-established business owners have left me concerned about their runway to an exit.
They have spent their careers focused on operational issues to generate income to sustain the business. Only now are they realising they should have been focused on growth and capital value to secure a profitable exit. W
hat are you spending your time on?.
This week@work I met with a frustrated, established business owner who is looking to sell his business in the next 5 years. As part of his exit strategy he ramped up revenues to appeal to a buyer, but his success has put him squarely in ‘No Man’s Land’: Too big for private buyers to afford and too small for listed entities to be interested in.
It’s another warning to start with the end in mind so you can build your business for the right buyer.
What does the majestic home in the background of this week’s video, that belonged to ink tycoon, Inky Stephens, have to do with business growth?
Watch to gain insights into the 4 types of growth that need to be put in place to build and lock the value in your business, and a suggestion on what to do beyond that, to secure your legacy.