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How to Maximise Gains in Minimal Time

If you want to grow or improve your business, you want to keep expenses low. Minimal time, minimal budget, minimal effort. That doesn't mean doing anything of a lesser quality. It's all about being efficient.

For small businesses, this approach is more imperative and more difficult. With small teams you might consider a helping hand to make these changes. Sometimes being involved directly in the project makes it less possible to make these assessments objectively. An external perspective can spot things you might miss.

That makes it vital you choose the right consultant.

How do you know the difference?

Some business coaches opt for a linear approach. They have a tried-and-tested plan they apply to all their clients. On the surface, this might give you confidence.

The problem is your business is unique. Your problems are unique. You don't need a cookie-cutter method.

The most efficient way to maximise your business gains is to turn to a professional who listens and adapts to you.

Try a Pick n Mix

One business might be starting at step 1. Another at step 4. A more strategic 'pick n mix' lets you determine where is best for you.

That's why Projects that Deliver set up our own 'pick n mix' method for booking in. You still want to know what you're getting. By having different sessions available for you to choose from, you can make sure everything is suited to you.

Want to try on your own?

Here's our 4 tips to get you started...

  1. Assess priorities. What absolutely needs to be done and what is a ‘nice to have’? Grade from 1-5.

  2. Do a brief cost vs. benefit analysis. Which of the steps is going to get you maximum benefit in the shortest space of time? Start with this if you can. It may only take 20% of resource of the whole project to deliver 40% returns. Delivering a return on investment of 100% is a great result in anyone’s evaluation.

  3. Assess time required for each stage. For example, if a key part of your project is importing data, don’t leave evaluating the data until a late stage. It may need some early work on it to ensure it’s in the best possible form ready for the final stage.

  4. Ensure all the resource you need is going to be available as and when you need it. You only need to look at the supply issues currently being experienced in the construction industry. Don’t let your project be the equivalent of a shell of a new home without windows and a roof.

If you think you could do with a helping hand, but aren't quite ready to dive in, give us a call on 020 3286 2866. We'd love to chat and see what your business needs!

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