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FBP 132: Three Reasons Why You Haven’t Got Enough Time – Back to Basics

Do you feel that there are never enough hours in the day? It’s a common issue for business owners and often a symptom of wider problem. Expert Business Coach, Peter Boolkah, delves into three of the main causes of this, which are communication, wearing too many ‘hats,’ and systems.

This podcast is part of our Back to Basics series and you can find all the episodes on the Back to Basics Soundcloud playlist.

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FBP 131: Workplace Values vs Results – Getting the right team – Back to Basics

Next on the Back to Basics series, Andy Sleet looks back to Episode 12, which is based on the topic of team. He asks the question: If you had the choice, would you happily rehire all of your employees?

The biggest challenge for business owners can be their team. Andy shares that many don’t think that ALL of their employees share their company’s values as well as getting great results. Andy is joined by Laura Emery to go through a real-life example of how to manage employees that fall into different areas of the Values vs. Results Matrix.

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FBP 130: What’s Holding Your Business Back?

You’ve grown your business to its current size, but now you’ve hit a wall. What’s your next move?

In this episode, Peter Boolkah helps you to identify which area of your business is stuck and how to fix it. Peter also discusses some of the common excuses and mistakes that people make and how to avoid getting stuck on business growth.

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FBP 129: Celebrating business success will change the way you think – Back To Basics

Ray Moore takes over the Back to Basics series this week, with one of his favourite Podcasts about celebrating your business success. It’s easy to become so focused on day-to-day business, that you forget to look behind and see how far you’ve come.

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FBP 128: Defining your role as a business owner – Back to Basics

It’s the first episode in our Back to Basics series, and Andy is kicking it off with one of his favourite Podcasts about defining your business and your role as a business owner. Do you remember why you started your business? If your vision has got a little lost along the way, tune in as Andy explains how to reconnect with your business and focus on achieving your ideal lifestyle.

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FBP 127: Why should your customers buy from you?

What makes your business different from your competitors? Knowing your business’ unique difference gives you an understanding of why your customers buy from you. Using Starbucks as an example, Ray and Andy explain that people don’t just go for the coffee, it’s a comfy meeting place with Wifi. In this episode, Ray and Andy share how to learn why your customers buy from you.

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FBP 126: How to make positive change in 2018

The start of a new year is generally the time we decide on making big changes to our lives or business. On this episode of the Fluid Business Podcast, Ray Moore and Andy Sleet talk about what will make you change this year. It’s a combination of understanding where you’re going and WHY you want to get there; without this, change won’t be sustained.

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FBP 125: Transitioning from Worker to Owner Mindset

One of the most challenging things facing the founder or owner of a growing business is the change in mindset to transition from a worker to an owner. Ray Moore and Andy Sleet discuss some of the ‘hats’ business owners need to wear – from work and supervisor to director and owner. In this episode, Ray and Andy will also get you to think about where your value is in the business and how to maximise this.

Build on concepts covered in Ray Moore’s second book: Can YOU Step Up to the Growth Challenge?

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Don’t lose sight of your end goal

One of the most challenging things for business owners is to grow their mindset along side their business – transitioning from the ‘Worker’ mindset to the ‘Owner’ mindset.

Ray Moore categorises the different mindsets as the ‘hats’ the business owner wears. There are five hats that, these are:

Worker – Gets on with daily work tasks and activities – doing the do!

Supervisor – Delegates activities to others. Sets and aligns the priorities to achieve the plan. Also gets on with their ‘real work’ – doing the do.

Manager – Agrees milestones (budgets, plans, targets etc.) with the Director and delegates tasks to others in order to achieve the plan. In addition, they get on with their ‘real work’ – doing the do!

Director – Sets the direction of the business that will achieve the objectives set by the owner. They set and agree the Managers goals to ensure they are aligned and regularly monitor the progress against agreed milestones. In addition, they have their own priorities, which they see as their ‘real work.’

Owner – Sets the objectives of the business (the End in Mind). They inspire and enrol the Directors and ensure the direction set is aligned to the vision, then regularly monitor progress against the plan. In addition, they set their own priorities and spend a proportion of time getting on with what they see as their ‘real work.’

Which hat do you wear the most in your business?

In large corporations, job roles are often more defined and there is a clearer hierarchy. People are more likely to spend the most time wearing the hat that corresponds with their job title.

However, things are different in SMEs. The lines are blurred around roles and titles and the business owner is likely to wear many of the hats, from Worker to Director – and they probably change hats many times a day!

The key to successfully transitioning through the Levels and growing your business, lies in the proportion of time you spend wearing each hat. Getting too comfortable wearing the wrong hat is a real danger to your business and business growth, and can result in your business becoming short sighted.

In the definition of each hat, you’ll see that they all have ‘real work’ to get on with. Don’t lose sight of the end goal for your business, whether its security or freedom. The only way to reach it is by changing the way you think. And, if you don’t, you’ll be stuck in the daily grind forever.

Based on Ray Moore's second book: Can YOU Step Up To The Growth Challenge?

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