Do you need or want to make some changes in your business?
...Not sure where to start.
Is it time to EVALU8 your current situation and build an actionable strategy for success?
Book a Free Strategy call and let's talk about your business.
Are you at a point in your business where you are starting to question
"What is next?"
Looking to bring life to a new idea. Want to get started avoiding pitfalls.
It's time to take control. Reduce expenses, increase revenues, and streamline operations.
Is there a market opportunity and you want to secure? Do you have a vision, workflow, capacity, the right team to see it through with a plan?
Get your ducks in order and prepare for the transition of your business to a new owner. Document everything!
This is what you built it for.
If you are looking for help to get untangled, increase your business value and set direction... you are in the right spot.
Entrepreneurial Coaching, Peer Mentorship and Business Skills Training for Small Business Owners.
Leadership, Business Analysis and Strategic Planning
Before you make any big decisions or investments in your business take a really good look at where you are today, and start a business plan that will make sense.
- Get ORGANIZED - document everything.
- Know your numbers & be able to talk to them.
- Have the plan to secure the financing you need.
- Take control - Increase revenues, decrease expenses.
- Build and engage your team of employees and partners.
- Increase business value and be prepared to sell
A Business Strategist, Coach and former Business Broker, you need to know I was in your shoes as an entrepreneur first. Since then, I have spent over a decade working with other small business owners, inventors, investors and organizations globally in growth and transition. I've learned a few lessons along the way, so you don't need to struggle. Commit to working ON your business; get organized, ask yourself the right questions and innovate. - Sara
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. They are questions I would ask. See how you do. How would you rate your overall business health?
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 and how well you know your business.
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.
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. How are you supposed to improve, if you aren’t even 100% sure what's wrong? Where do you start? Is it actually possible to have a big picture view and take control without feeling alone or overwhelmed?! My clients can tell you that it is possible, and it's not always easy.
The Success 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 ORGANIZED. Dream Big and PLAN for the future! 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. And then making a plan to level up.Group Coaching and Entrepreneurial Skills Training
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. Not flailing forward.
Get accountable to what your business needs from you.
BE STRATEGIC ABOUT YOUR NEXT STEPS. 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 support 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? So, 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
I help small business owners get organized to make informed decisions, raise capital and prepare for what's next.
Ok. I am a BIG Believer in Dream Big and make it happen! I am on a mission to get more entrepreneurs talking about their business and making better choices. It's about success, failure, and everything in-between with eyes wide open.
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, not that long ago. And for the record, probably would be thinking the same as you right now.
As the founder, Business Growth Strategist and Certified Business and Executive Coach, I have been working with small business owners for over decade. But, I was a solopreneur before that. Balancing life, my kids, staff, suppliers, and all the other balls I had in the air.
So, I get it.
It wasn't until I left my first business, went through this 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 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 almost 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." Many even saying they likely would not be selling or closing if they had.
Notably, those that I had met early on in their entrepreneurial journey have flourished and I've used this same framework across multiple industries with entrepreneurs at all stages of the business lifecycle. It works!
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. Up your business acumen and feel confident in your direction and next steps. From here you will 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...
“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."