The journey of a business owner is not a linear one. No matter what stage the business is at, it has its challenges, and its ups and downs. For business founders and owners, it can be lonely at the top. Those working with you may not understand the decisions and trade-offs you regularly need to make, and not appreciate the risks you have taken to get there.
Depending on the size of your business and the current stage in its lifecycle, there are different options available to you. You might benefit from an advisory board or a board, join a peer board group, or have some formal or less formal mentor relationships and sounding boards. All of those can help.
I’ve founded businesses and partnered in then, setup successful exits and experienced failure and done turnarounds. I have setup advisory boards and boards, and sat on them. What I do now is help others who are on similar journeys to the ones I’ve traversed. That way, I can have real empathy, and provide advice and guidance from genuine experience.
I start by asking lots of questions, some of which might be confronting but may open you up to considering things you haven’t but should: What do you want to be doing in 5-10 years? Do you own a business or just a job? What does your life look like aside from your business?
I can help transform both your business and your life by helping you make your business sale-ready (whether or not you want to sell it), and setting the business in the right context within your life and other goals.
Book a free 30 minute discussion where I will provide some feedback and guidance on your business and your aspirations. If you find that helpful and we proceed no further, I’m happy to have provided my time. If you then decide I can help, then I’m even happier.