Entrepreneurship is an exciting and challenging journey, but it can also be overwhelming. With so many different aspects to manage and so many different goals to achieve, it can be difficult to know where to start and how to navigate the many challenges that come with running a business. That's why strategic planning is so important for entrepreneurs.
It's crazy that we just wrapped up Q3! I feel like it was just January 2022. As we were gearing up to make the transition into Q4 I was thinking, what are some ways we can really plan for Q4 and make it the best quarter yet. So here are 3 ways to make sure this is your best quarter in 2022.
You’ve heard the terms Online Business Manager (OBM), Director of Operations (DOO), Chief of Operations (COO), Chief of Staff. No matter the title, the role is essential and it is known as a Business Integrator?
And guess what, that’s exactly who I am!
So, what is a Business Integrator? I’m glad you asked…
A Business Integrator is the glue that holds all the pieces together for the business or organization. We are the ying to the creative entrepreneur’s yang. More than just doing the work, Business Integrators drives results, provides clarity, manages the team, solves problems, prioritizes business needs, executes the plan and best of all - partners and strategies with CEOs to filter their ideas and make them a reality.
So, you know…we do all the things and make ‘ish happen!
So, why does EVERY CEO need a Business Integrator? Well, there comes a time that doing it solo or even with a small staff just doesn’t cut it. You’re either feeling stuck trying to do it all yourself, or finally managed to hire help only to now be spending your time telling them how to do their job. You've hit a ceiling that you can't break through. In order to grow and scale, especially as a visionary entrepreneur, you are going to need a leader, your #2, a strategic partner to help make all your big dreams a reality. You need to have space and time to create, doing what you love. I mean that’s why you started the business in the first place right?
Whether you’ve been in business a while or just starting out – your company’s mission, vision and values are critical to success. They serve as a central node in the focus of your business. The types of clients you work with, the services or products you offer, your yes’s and no’s are all set in the mission, vision and values you create for your business. Let’s break all of these down:
Eboni Cotton, PMP Certified Project Mgr + Operations Strategist.