Scale your business and accelerate your results
Business Law Group offers an executive coaching system designed to help business owners and top executives drive better results faster. Our proven method helps you spot pitfalls, identify legal issues and gain industry perspective. Because the fact is: you don't know what you don't know. By utilizing a business coach that is also a business attorney - you outsource your mistakes and dramatically improve your odds for success in your business. It's a two for the price of one value proposition. And to give it to you straight, the odds are stacked against you and you need every advantage you can get.
We've seen it at Business Law Group time and time again. A client comes to us too late. His/her business has been wiped out from one bad decision. They ignored a lawsuit, they failed to pay sales taxes, they are in a bitter dispute with their business partner...the pitfalls are endless. Eighty percent of businesses will fail within the first five years. Of those that survive, eighty percent of those will fail in the next five years. This means you have a 96% chance of failure in the first ten years or only a 4% chance of surviving your first ten years in business. Those aren't great odds, are they?
Legal coaching fills in gaps in your knowledge or skills.
In business, you will eventually reach the limits of your own knowledge and skills. If you don't continue to grow professionally, you limit your company's ability to grow. You become the governor on the engine of growth. Sadly, even if you have a business degree or even an MBA in business, you probably didn't learn:
- How to spot legal issues
- How to negotiate and formalize your key contracts with employees, suppliers, and clients
- How to protect your investment in your commercial leased space
- How to transform setbacks and failure into the jet fuel you need for rapid iteration and improvement
Good business coaching is based on sound theory, it includes practical frameworks and step-by-step processes for delivering real-world results and make your business impervious to outside forces. But the problem with many of today's business coaches and coaching programs is that they are focused on mindsets, motivation and emotions, and not on implementing proven best-practice systems, strategies and action steps that will actually grow a business.
The vast majority of business coaching programs invest most of each coaching session trying to motivate the entrepreneur and discussing how he or she feels. Rather than focusing on developing, marketing and selling products and services that people actually want to buy, many business coaching programs have essentially become quasi-psychologists for many lone-ranger entrepreneurs in search of somebody who will finally understand them and the inherent loneliness often associated with founding and growing a successful company.
Although there is value in hiring therapists, psychologists and life coaches, that is not what business coaching is about. Instead, it's about helping real business owners grow real businesses as a result of discovering breakthroughs and implementing proven best-practice systems and processes, many of which are often too complex and difficult to implement without proper coaching and mentorship.
If there's one thing I hear from business owners and senior executives the most, it's that they are so busy working in the business, they don't have time to work on the business. This is crucial. If you are going to scale your business and do it in a sustainable way, you need time to think. Specifically, you need time to think about what you really want. For example:
- How do you want your business to look in three to five years?
- What's your intention, what are you looking to accomplish with your business?
- Are you happy with your company's culture? Do you have the legal framework in place to make sure your culture aligns with your intention?
- Do you have the right organizational structure for this stage of your business?
- Is your personal wealth protected?
- Is your intellectual property protected?
- What processes need to be re-imagined or re-engineered, so you can produce results faster, cheaper, or better?
- Where in your business do you need a break-through?
These are just a handful of the questions that deserve serious reflection. But you'll never find the time unless you are intentional. Coaching provides the opportunity—the context—where this can happen on a regular basis. It's a chance to poke your head above the clouds, evaluate where you've been, embrace the reality of where you are, and chart a course to where you want to go.
Because you want to go further, faster.
There are two ways to get ahead in business: the slow way and the fast way. The slow way is to rely on your own knowledge, experience, and skills. The fast way is to rely on someone else's knowledge, experience, and skills. A business lawyer with the right experience, has mostly likely dealt with the problem or opportunity you are facing dozens of times—maybe hundreds of times—in a variety of contexts. They can help you get the results you want sooner rather than later. Coaching is what gives an edge to professional athletes, renowned musicians, and successful business leaders. There's no question that you need it. Every leader does. If you're interested in coaching right now, here's a simple next step. Schedule an introductory call with Amanda Butler, Esq. here.
Together we will come up with a plan to get your business performing at its maximum level and get you on the path to success.