Have you ever wondered whether a bit of strategic planning would make a difference to your business? We look at what happened when Angela Jones put a Strategic Plan in place for her already successful company.
After our first 6 months of working with Angela Jones and her curtain cleaning business, we were amazed at the drive and ambition that had Angela leap out of the starting blocks and streak ahead. In fact we were so impressed we wrote our very first Success Story about Angela.
Lucky for us, some 4 years later we’re still working alongside Angela. Her business has blossomed and we find ourselves writing chapter two of the success story that is Angela Jones and The Curtain Clinic.
As a very “hands-on” business owner, Angela’s day was often used up working IN the business – be it on the road or on the factory floor. She was frustrated by all the ideas she had in her head yet was unable to get to grips with, or implement.
“I had many ideas for growing the business, but they were never written down, or developed. The business is a very unique one and had potential for greater things, but my hands-on involvement was proving to be a handicap…”
What we’ve done since then:
With Angela’s business moving from strength to strength we embarked on an ambitious journey for The Curtain Clinic.
By developing a Vision and a Strategic Priorities Plan for the business, we were able to provide an anchor point which Angela and her all-girl team could aspire to. Problem areas were identified and dealt with, growth areas were cultivated and the all important systems and procedures were put in place and documented.
With the help of Full Focus, Angela became an avid goal setter and an incredibly successful goal achiever. As part of this goal-focused approach we encouraged Angela to display her income targets where they could be seen by her team. It wasn’t long before the wall chart had an extension stapled to it – upwards of course! At a time when everyone was spouting “recession” and “bad ecomony” Angela’s curtain cleaning business had exceeded all the targets and was literally “off the chart” in terms of success.
“It was to be a turning point. I have since been enlightened, inspired and constantly motivated to chase another goal, and challenge each new month.”
The difference today:
Angela has almost completed the Strategic Priorities Plan she set out to accomplish. At the same time her targets have been achieved and her goals realised. The icing on the cake is The Curtain Clinic’s relocation to a fantastic spot on Great South Road – a move Angela had always dreamed of but struggled to see coming to fruition. Now she’s there, complete with new industrial solutions and a purpose-designed and built fit-out. What a fine feeling!
Angela’s “hands-on” role in the business is diminishing and she is now able to spend valuable time working ON her business – developing it and always moving towards the next level. With Full Focus alongside, Angela is already planning the next exciting phase of The Curtain Clinic.
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“ .. developmental planning is a fundamental necessity that is often overlooked when a business is just average, or there is no “dream” for it to be better. Full Focus have been instrumental in giving me confidence in my own abilities, clarity in my thinking, and tools to improve my business beyond what my own intuition would have allowed.” more