Top 3 reasons why small businesses struggle!

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Are you struggling financially in your business?

There are so many business owners who struggle in their businesses and it’s mainly because of one or more of the items below:

1. You have no vivid vision for where you are going!

2. You do not have dynamic focus to keep you on track.

3. You have no defined structure in your business and that keeps you wondering aimlessly around – structure = results = success.

When you have a vivid vision for where you are going you will always get somewhere and achieve incredible results. When you have a target you know where to aim and not much can take you off track. When you have no target you can aim anywhere and hope and pray to get a result – I watch this and find it amazing that you want success yet you do not know how to get there. Success is a recipe and I wish more would follow it.

Focus keeps you on track and ensures that you are always aiming in the direction of your vivid vision. The more focused you are the less likely you are going to be impacted by distractions and the better for your business. You also have to give your business, products or services a chance of being successful. Do not give-up easily, be tenacious, as you started with a passion and because you do not make sales you should not lose your passion. Keep that vivid vision of what you set out to do and go and get it! There will always be challenges and learning experiences along the way – it’s what you do with them that is important. By flipping from one product to another or adding new items or services without having huge sales with what you have, you will always be struggling because obviously you do not have a vivid vision for where you are going.

I also find that structure in your business is directly related to the success you achieve. The more rules & structure you have and adhere to the more your customers respect you and the better your results. If you do not respect yourself and have rules in your own life and business, why should a customer respect you? Mostly if you have no rules your customers make them for you or you make them up on the fly, which causes long term problems and challenges – this is where we end up with clients in our databases that we would love to fire – it’s not their fault we had no rules!

We find that though our BEST Mindset Groups that people who find the structure challenging are often the entrepreneurs who have challenges with structure and the success of their businesses. The more structure you get the better your results… guaranteed!

If you want better results in your business… get structured.

Put rules in place for HOW you do business, WHERE you do business, WHEN you do business and you will start to see dramatic shifts in the results in your business and in your life.

A business with no structure is like having no rules or structure with your children… need I say more?

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Author: Colin Sprake is the CEO of Make Your Mark, a Canadian company of live seminars, online entrepreneur academy and live accountability groups that have helped 10,000’s of Entrepreneurs achieve rapid results in small business growth and development. Colin is a best-selling author of ‘Entrepreneur Success Recipe’ and trains for BMO, Sun Life Financial, Scotia Bank, T.D. Bank and lives by the tagline Business With Soul – putting heart back into business!