If you find it difficult to change the outcome of your business, it's time to step back and think about your business with fresh eyes. Follow these simple steps to help you get the breakthrough.
Know where you are going
It sounds obvious, but many businesses do not have a clear view of what they are trying to be. Would you like to become a premium service to a small number of customers or mass-market?
What are your aspirations in terms of growth? – if you want to double the size of your business, you have more chances to do it if you set out on that route. You can opt for startup growth via Third Drive.
Truly understanding your business drivers
What is the true cost of your business and what really makes the difference. If you know one or two things that make the most difference to your business model you have several opportunities to make a difference.
Once you know what the key drivers, prioritize ruthlessly to make sure you drive towards improvement in these areas.
Stop doing good to do things and do things that seem like a good idea six months ago. Prioritizing needs to be done all the time – and if you are not sure to get someone with an external perspective to help you work out what is important.