Time to work ON your business.
EVALU8 your current situation.
Unlock your potential, get organized and reach your goals.
Work with a Business Coach
Audit your Business - DISCOVER YOUR TRUTH. All good plans start where you are now. Following the Evalu8 Framework, the self-assessment questions will have you take stock of your entire business. It's a Big Picture, 52 point Checklist that should take you about 15-30 minutes. How would you rate your overall business health? What's next?
Be Honest. What's going well? What needs some attention? What needs to happen to get where you want to be? Start a new conversation. It's about your REALITY.
IT'S FREE! Take up the Challenge and encourage one other business owner to do it with you. Have a conversation!
Your Business will thank you. Do it again every 6-12 months. Compare.Evalu8 your Business
It's a process.
I learned it in the trenches. As a Business Strategist, Coach and former Business Broker, I was in your shoes... living my dream startup business, and then I had an exit. Since 2010, I have been working with other small business owners, inventors, investors and organizations globally preparing businesses for growth or transition. I'm sharing my tool box and lessons learned , so you don't need to struggle.
Dream big. Do the work.
Commit to working ON your business, even if it's just a couple hours a week. Get organized, ask yourself tough questions and always be ready to pivot. You are NOT in it alone.
The magic is always in the planning.
You've got this! - Sara
It all starts where you are today...
Looking to bring life to a new idea? Get started by putting some structure around your idea, timelines and measures for success. Do the research, build the plan and avoid as many pitfalls as you can.
It's time to take control. Reduce expenses, increase revenues, streamline operations. Focus on building your team and connecting with customers.
Is there a market opportunity you want to secure? Do you have the vision, workflow, capacity, team and technology to see it through?
Assess opportunity and build an action plan.
Get your business in order and prepare for transition. What are you options? Bringing on a partner, sell to a new owner, liquidation? What are you worth? Manage risk, document everything.
As a solopreneur or small team, you are probably juggling a few hats, feeling overwhelmed and tired of the guessing game. Wondering what's next? I know that's how I felt. Feeling the pain, but not sure how I was supposed to improve, if I wasn't 100% sure what's wrong? Is it the process or the people?
And, where do you start? Is it actually possible to have a big picture view and take control without feeling alone or overwhelmed?! Our community can tell you that it IS possible, but not always easy.
If you are ready... here's the path forward
Step back, as the CEO in your company, TAKE AN INVENTORY. ASK YOURSELF THE TOUGH QUESTIONS. Watch the Masterclass and Download the Evalu8 Checklist … It's FREE. (see above)
What are YOU good at? What needs some work?
Keep it Private or Share your Results with your leadership team, your coach or advisors. Again, I recommend you do this strategic activity on a regular basis.
GET Strategic FIX IT. Dream Big, get your business in order for the future you want! Dive deeper and build a CUSTOM - CEO Dashboard in the Training or Coaching Programs. Join others who are speaking the same language. Ask questions, get involved.
Success starts with learning what you don't know, yet. Make a plan to level up, even if you don't succeed on the first attempt.Group Coaching
GET INVOLVED. I'm not saying you have to join us, but join something. You don't need to be in it alone.
Keep learning. Fail forward.
Get accountable to what your business needs from you. Build a custom game plan. BE STRATEGIC. ACT.
Build the business plan and work it. Don't lose sight of your vision. Surround yourself with others on the same journey, talking the same language.
Reach out for the right support, for the right problem. Find the tools and resources to organize your CEO Time to keep you on track and measuring results.
Innovation needs action, customized strategies and accountability.Private Coaching
Do you have a plan, because you never know. I personally found getting out of business much harder than getting into business, so consider all your options.
Exit is not failure.
Are you going to live forever? WHAT IS THE END GOAL FOR YOUR BUSINESS?
Ideally, you are having this conversation from the day you open your business, and at least 5 years before you want out. It's a natural part of the business lifecycle and it requires you to be organized.
Get your business out of your head. Start planning for SUCCESS today.
You can't sell a house with no roof and expect top dollar.SUCCESSion
Hi! I'm Sara
Mom and rider of ski slopes. Forbes Coaching Council Member, Entrepreneur, Business Strategist, Coach, Mentor, Speaker
I help small business owners get organized to make informed decisions, raise capital and prepare their business for whatever is "next".
Ok. I am a BIG Believer in Dream Big and make it happen! I am on a mission to get more entrepreneurs organized and making better choices. It's about success, failure, and everything in-between with eyes wide open and talking about it.
How do you know this isn't just another waste of time offer / sales pitch to "help" - that may not be helpful? ... I was in your shoes, as a burnt out solopreneur wanting to scale and went through an exit instead.
As the founder, Business Growth Strategist and Certified Business and Executive Coach, I have been working with small business owners for over decade. Still a solopreneur, balancing life, my kids, staff, suppliers, and all the other balls in the air.
I get it.
But, it wasn't until I left my first business, went through the exit process for myself and then became a Business Broker (selling other peoples business dreams and their potential), that it really clicked for me and I saw the big picture, with all of the pieces. Good, bad and questionable.
It was eye opening, and in hindsight, had I known, I would have made some very different decisions along the way. But I didn't know what I didn't know, and I believed I was doing it right at the time. Lessons learned.
Ironically, I've heard the same thing from every entrepreneur I have worked with; "if only we had this conversation with you few years ago, I would have made those changes long ago."
Notably, those that I had met early on in their entrepreneurial journey have flourished! I've used this same framework across multiple industries with entrepreneurs at all stages of the business lifecycle. It works! I even guarantee it.
So, this is all about taking stock of your whole business to align your vision, increase the business value, hire the right consultant for the right issue, grow your team, expand operations, dream bigger and to be ready to exit when the time is right.
Be the CEO leader your business needs you to be. FEEL confident in your direction and next steps. Know what you don't know and have a much better idea of which questions to ask, or who you need to ask for help. And don't go it alone. Burnout, depression and isolation are not the way to reach your goals. (been there too!)
I've got your back and I'm sharing my toolbox.
Are you READY?
Discover your Truth. Evalu8 your Opportunities. Evolve your Business.
What others are saying about working with Sara...
Owner, Trust Communications, Managing Partner, The Canadian Diversity Initiative, Best Selling Author - Making Words Work
“I was working hard but it felt like I was spinning in circles instead of moving forward. Sara looked objectively at my goals and my tactics and worked with me to create a strategy that brought everything into alignment."
Designer, Owner, J.Boyne Western Wear
"Sara has provided me with the tools I needed to keep my business on track.
She encouraged me to set goals, not only for monthly or long term, but daily as well."
Owner, Glorope Canada Inc.
"Working with Sara was an excellent and invaluable experience.
Formulating and then implementing a clear and concise strategic plan for both short term and long. She helped me thoroughly take stock of where my company was and where it was going."