Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Business Owners: Are You Too Busy To Grow Your Business?

After having skillfully grown their business, as a result of smart decisions and hard work, many small business owners have their time consumed by daily activities with no time left over for the activities to do the things they want to transform their business for further growth.

Growth plans get deferred, season after season.  This condition results in work days that feel repetitive and unproductive, while the dates for achieving financial and lifestyle goals seem to get further into the future.

What is the best way to break this pattern?

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Yacht Service Company Owners: Customers Are Your Most Valuable Asset

Without Customers there is no business.

As a business owner, it is your job to make your business more profitable by transforming your Customers into more valuable Customers.

Yacht owners are demanding Customers.  They are active participants in getting the service they desire, whether they are personally involved or they delegated the oversight to a representative.  They are curious as to how their boats will be properly serviced.  Their safety and enjoyment of the boat directly relates to dependable performance of the yacht’s systems.  They want to be knowledgeable.  They want to be involved in service work “at will”, not out of a sense of necessity.  They want your leadership in forming and achieving their vision of the future of yacht technology and how it fits their yachting goals.

They do not want to be embarrassed by poor workmanship on their boats or by having the wrong gear.

Yacht owners are constantly changing and evolving in their needs.  They are individuals who uniquely respond to service offerings. 

Your task is to design and deliver your service offerings in a way that transforms each of your Customers into a more valuable Customer for you, while simultaneously making your services more valuable to your Customer.

The image below portrays the key elements in the Customer transformation process.  Future posts will discuss each of these elements.