Peter and Christine Maxwell formed their truck spray-painting business some 20 years ago. They had built their business from a start-up operation. It was now a successful and profitable organisation. In spite of this, they kept coming up against some of the most common issues small business owners face. They were frustrated by their inability to move passed these problems. “… felt like we were spiraling down to nowhere…”
Before Working With Full Focus:
Peter had the sole responsibility for running the business and he was feeling alone. Christine was anxious to support Pete in whatever way possible. But she didn’t know how or where to begin. There was also the anxiety of juggling cashflow and the uncertainty of income.
It had all become hard work, worry and constant pressure to keep their heads above water. There was no fun in the business any longer, and the strain had begun to spill into other areas as well. Pete and Christine were struggling to put the business to one side. They were missing out on spending time with their young family.
Feeling disheartened and overwhelmed, Christine & Pete turned to Full Focus to help.
What We Did:
Pete and Christine were looking to minimise the stress levels in their business. Getting some certainty into their cashflow would go a long way. So too would ramping up new business generation.
Full Focus worked with Pete and Christine to put simple and easy cashflow methods in place.
We also helped restructure the company’s financial resources. This mean they were no longer dependent on, or under the control of, the banks. “… helped us get away from the control of the banks and we no longer feel the banks have power over our business…”
Working with Auckland Truck Spray we were able to assist in new business generation. Also providing some useful ideas and tools to create a continuing flow of work.
The Difference Today:
Christine has excellent cashflow forecasts in place. At any given time she is able to see exactly what money is due to come in and what’s due to go out. “…. I’m like a pig in mud with the spreadsheets”. Christine & Pete have almost eliminated any nasty surprises in their cashflow! Stress levels are down. Way down.
Pete is now more relaxed in the business – enjoying it and feeling confident of its future success. New business is coming in – most of it at sustainable levels.
Auckland Truck Spray has increased its monthly earnings by over 26%. That’s a magnificent result. Even more so considering the trucking and transport industry is in the middle of a “recession”.
The work environment is now much more settled. The staff are happier and feel more secure – which means production has improved also.
These are some pretty remarkable results. But what makes the real difference is the disappearance of stress and worry. Christine and Pete are now able to leave the business where it belongs. They can now enjoy the time they spend with their family. This must be the best outcome of all!
“We now have a structure in place that we previously didn’t think possible. They have helped us get away from the control of the banks and we no longer feel the banks have power over our business …” more