What We Know About Your Family Business
You are understandably proud of your family and the long hours they spent shaping and growing the family enterprise. You pushed and went without sleep. You struck a balance between work and free time. Yet you want the freedom to make good business decisions without loved ones second-guessing them and disagreeing with each other. You try to act as peacemaker, causing the business to suffer as a result.
Now you have a growing medium-sized family business. It's profitable and solid although the margins are shrinking because of increasing costs and revenue growth is slowing. You've hired a few more people. You're spending less time doing the things you love in your business. You don't have time to think: you want to return to the days of larger margins and fewer headaches. You realize that your business is in a new place. You feel stuck.
Lately you've had the thought that a consultant could act as a catalyst—assist you in reaching the next level. You push the thought away. You want to go the distance and do what's best for your family. You need to focus to reach your goals. Maybe it would be helpful to get guidance that produces results from someone with experience and expertise in working with your type of company. Someone who will partner with you and work with you to reach the next level. It has to be the right fit, though, not a huge consulting company. Not consultants who only produce reports, but those who produce change.
The journey to your goal had better be encouraging, compelling, and inspiring. You've already proven that business can be exciting: the consulting firm should think and act likewise. You're willing to take measured risks to increase your business's value. Maybe you should consider an initial meeting—at no cost.
What if you could have a financially stable, professionally managed business, have more time for your priorities and make your business fun again?