Massively successful firms seem to always be looking for that tweak in their firm that when fixed or changed, can actually make a significant difference in business. We call this the hunt for the 1%. In top firms that we work with, they are often doing so much right in their business operations, marketing and sales. In fact, you may say they are doing 99% of everything correct. And yet, you don’t see them settling;
Sometimes people will just believe what they want to believe. And, what they believe is correct to them. So, is it possible for us to look at this as an opportunity in business? Personally, I think it is a huge opportunity!
Think about what people say and how their beliefs or pre-conceived notions supersede everything else. For instance, people will say:
“I go to McDonald’s because of the healthy choices”
“I read certain men’s magazines for the articles”
In sports, the goal is to fill your team with the most talented players that will contribute to winning. However, winning requires more than just talent; it requires a solid strategy. Similar to sports, businesses require both to succeed too. But now ask yourself, is that how your business operates? Do you focus on hiring top quality employees to add to your team AND developing a killer strategy for them to execute?
In financial services practices,
The ability to multitask is something some people brag about. It is a popular strategy to get a lot of things done. It is also the way that many people who struggle with being able to focus operate. But is it the most efficient way to great work?
In business and in our personal lives, there seems to be more going on than ever and we are compelled to try to do it all – sometimes all at once.
Successful new business development may require having a better website. In fact, it may require having a great website. But what defines a great website? It is simple – the site should help you reach your goals. So, what are your goals, and is your site working? Take this quick assessment to evaluate how your site is working for your firm.
Why do you have a website?
a) To communicate with clients
b) To attract cold prospects
c) To convert referrals to appointments
Do you know who is actually going to your site?