“We don’t grow when things are easy. We grow when we face challenges”
The idea behind the Challenge
A business is made up of two components – bricks and mortar. The bricks represent the business framework – its systems, processes, structures, policies and procedures. The mortar on the other hand represents the “glue” that holds the bricks in place. In business the mortar is the people and company culture. Does your business have an equal balance between these two components or do you gravitate more towards one than the other? We’ve created this challenge so you can step outside your business and think about the bricks and mortar within your own environment. You’ll have a chance to work on your business as opposed to working in the business.
What you need to complete the Challenge
You’ll need to open your mind to all possibilities. You may have found yourself stuck in a rut, which is working okay. However, if you challenged yourself and your business, how much better could it actually be? This challenge has no sacred cows – everything is up for challenge.
As well as an open mind you’ll need to put time aside to complete the challenges. So, perhaps start thinking about when you’ll fit these in and what needs to shift in your day.
How things will roll over the next 7 weeks
Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday morning for the next 7 weeks a challenge will appear in your inbox. You may choose to complete the challenge that day or tackle it the following day. As a business owner or manager you may be required to focus solely on your own role and responsibilities, or question specific systems and processes, or challenge your team and/or your business culture. Each week will bring new, interesting and thought-provoking tasks!
Within the 7 weeks you’ll be allocated 4 x 60min individual Skype coaching sessions to utilise at any time, to help you move through some of the challenges.
A few Challenge topics
Without completely letting the cat out of the bag, here’s a taster of some of the challenges you’ll be facing over the 7-week period:
- Business health check
- SWOT analysis
- Competitive analysis
- Business induction process
- Customer relations
- Business costs
And much more!
Remember, because you’re dedicating time and energy to your business, look on this as a sound business investment. Use the opportunity wisely and you will not be sorry.
The cost of the investment – $2,000 (excl GST)
What do you receive?
- 21 challenges over the 7 week period with working templates where applicable
- 4 x 60 min individual Skype coaching sessions held within the 7 week challenge
“I started the Bricks and Mortar Business Challenge knowing that I needed someone to work alongside me to condense my business ideas and put them into a workable plan. As an accountant I can prepare the numbers but I am not very disciplined at documenting the other bits that create a successful business. I retain my ideas in my head and by working with Nicole she was able to extract those ideas and put them on paper. I found the business challenge was exactly what I needed as it made me look into my business in depth and define what I really wanted to achieve. I have really enjoyed working with Nicole and the benefits have been immense. Her coaching style is very professional and she is disciplined in keeping you on task and also has a keen interest in seeing you achieve your goals. I look forward to continuing my relationship with Nicole.” -Tanya Kravcenko Chartered Accountant Beanies2u