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You’ve all heard the business adage reiterated here by Michael Gerber; “You can’t work IN your business all of the time, you have to work ON your business some of the time”. But when issome of the time”?

You want growth AND innovation? Need to be more strategic and motivated? Then change that adage to “You can’t work IN your business all of the time you have to work ON your business some of the time ALL OF THE TIME

Our research has shown that there are 3 principal reasons people start a business and we’re willing to bet to one degree or another these apply to you.  One, you want FREEDOM.  Two you DON”T WANT A BOSS.  Three you believe measurement sets you up for failure and so having your own small business means since you’re the boss and have the freedom you don’t need to measure anything.

AND all of that will lead to your demise!

You can’t manage the business CHAOS doing what you want, when you want ,and how you want, measuring nothing and thus never knowing whether anything you are doing is actually creating the outcomes you want working only IN your business.

Is it any wonder 50% of new small businesses are done within 3-years.

Want to THRIVE and not just SURVIVE?  Then check out option #2 of “WHAT’S THE NEXT STEP?” below building a business plan with a system that is easy, fast, sustainable and therefore entirely practical to focus on, and be accountable for, the activities that will truly advance your business to new levels of SUCCESS ensuring you work ON your business some of the time ALL OF THE TIME!


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