Riverside Business Coach is closing its doors.
After more than 15 years of working with small business owners and managers, it’s time to officially wind things down. Effective 2/1/2020 we will no longer take on new clients and projects. Existing work will continue until a graceful and successful exit can be achieved.
Be a More Effective Manager
You are not born an effective manager, a great leader, you learn these skills.
Management Is Complicated and Demanding
Markets, products, services, pricing, positioning, competitors, customers, sales, marketing, production, people, technology, product/service development, financial management, investors, capital, debt, government regulation, suppliers, ………
A Business Coach At Your Side To
- Identify key problems and priorities
- Assure sound analysis and the best tools
- Implement solutions
- Measure for success
- Learn from mistakes – don’t repeat them!
What Do We Work On?
Improve your approach to the business and people. Strengthen and add skills and best practices. Maintain focus on getting the right things done. Learn the power of saying "No". Get the most out of meetings. Manage the business by the numbers and stay fact-centered. You will learn to be a better manager.
Plans for use to seek funding from Friends & Family, Banks, Equity. Or, a plan to get everyone on the same page to drive the business forward.
Build models - Pro Forma Profit & Loss, Balance Sheet, Cash Flow, Pricing, Sales Forecasting. Simple, powerful tools for planning and progress reporting. Retool existing data to be more useful in managing your business.
Creating your first, or next, product or service requires a team effort and as much direct customer input as possible. Getting these inputs with as much focus at the very outset of conceptualizing the product or service cuts down on the time and money required to build the initial minimal viable product.
The methodologies available to structure and control product development are well developed. But, they need to be deployed, otherwise your development process will be chaotic, expensive and time consuming on the way to frustrating experiences with customers.
Develop clear market and target customer objectives. Create a compelling value statement and brand. Structure your sales process to capture more sales. Be sure never to loose any of your existing customers through lack of attention.
Creating and maintaining the core team is a critical task in any business at any phase: start-up, small, medium, and large.
Launch a campaign to attract the right amount of money from the right sources at the right time.
Build sound business processes that are in control, provide the right qualities, and at the right cost.
In the end, the people who work for you are your most important resource. Selecting and developing your employees is your most important task, the critical variable that you can control. On occasion you also need to know when it is time to prune.
Most businesses require supplies and support from numerous 3rd party companies. Selecting, developing, and managing these relationships is always important, sometimes critical to the success of your company.
Fortunately there is a wealth of best practices that can be applied to assure that vendors and suppliers meet your needs in cost, quality and timeliness.