There’s an old expression that says ‘sometimes you can’t see the wood for the trees.’ Nowhere is this more relevant than when you run your own business. Most of us are traditionally hands-on with an open-door policy and this has many advantages in understanding customer and staff needs. But it also means a great deal of your day is firefighting and doesn’t allow time for some strategic thinking.
This could include automation, acquisitions, management structure, and staff time management right through to any possible exit strategy. I have completed reviews for many companies and it involves me on site for a day or two watching what happens and talking to a few key staff. You simply pay for my time and I produce a multipage document with comments and observations from an external point of view. Everything remains totally confidential at every stage.