A clear vision is the compass to success

When starting a new business, having a clear vision of what success looks like on both a business and personal level is vital. This knowledge is the compass that will guide you towards that success. #businesssuccess #visualthinking

What makes your business so different?

Do you really know what makes your business so different from the competition? Successful businesses ask themselves this question on a regular basis. Do you? #visualbusinessdevelopmnenttools #bigpicture #visualthinking #insightpack

FREE ‘Take 5 minutes to think about your achievements since you set up your business’ visual coaching template

Why not use our free visual business coaching template below to think about what you’ve achieved since setting up your business.

Click on the image to open the template and then print it out.

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Important note: Draw, sketch, doodle and scribble your answers to the questions on the template wherever possible as this will help you think more creatively and imaginatively about the answers you provide.

It would be great to hear about any learning’s, thoughts and realisations you have as a result of using the template! And if you found the template helpful, click here to have a look at our ‘Recharge Pack’ visual business coaching package for existing businesses – helping you to extend the lifespan of your business!

The average lifespan of a company is decreasing

The average lifespan of a company is decreasing.

New lifestyles and technologies mean that companies need to constantly innovate and change. Reviewing your business and learning from its successes (and failures!) is therefore vital.

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The ‘Recharge Pack‘ has been designed provide you with an opportunity to do this using the power of coaching and the clarity of visual thinking.

The Recharge Pack consists of:

FREE 30 minute kick-off phone conversation.

4 x 2 hour visual coaching sessions using large graphic templates (known as ‘Big Pictures’) to explore the following questions:

– Big Picture #1: Have you achieved the vision of success (on both a business and personal level) you had when you started your business?

– Big Picture #2: Is your current business model robust, sustainable and scalable?*

– Big Picture #3: What makes your business so different? Clue: it’s your customer experience…

– Big Picture #4: How you will grow your business and ensure it’s fit for the future.

* The Big Picture #2 session uses the Business Model Canvas developed by Alex Osterwalder (worldwide best-selling author of the Business Model Generation handbook).

The visual coaching sessions can be held wherever is most convenient for you.

During each coaching session, Crackerjack will work with you to co-create each of the Big Pictures. You can expect your thinking to be challenged and new ideas to be generated during these sessions.

At the end of each of the above sessions, you will take-away the completed ‘Big Picture’ to use as both a reference and an action plan for developing your existing business.

Click on the example template below to view an example of one of our smaller graphic templates:

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3 x FREE visual coaching templates to further challenge and develop your thinking about your existing business.

3 x 30 minute follow-up phone coaching sessions to help you maximise the benefit of your learning’s from the Recharge Pack experience.

To find out more and extend the lifespan of your business, please contact us.

How not to be one of the 75% of business start-ups that fail

Over 75% of business start-ups fail within three years of launch.

In the majority of cases, start-ups fail because the business owners do not have:

  • A clear vision of what success will look like for their business and themselves.
  • A fully thought through business model that is both sustainable and scalable.
  • unique customer experience that differentiates their business from the competition.

Crackerjack People Development’s ‘Power Pack‘ has been designed to help prevent this happening to you (the business owner) and provide you with an opportunity to consider these business critical issues using the power of coaching and the clarity of visual thinking.

The Power Pack consists of:

FREE 30 minute kick-off phone conversation.

3 x 2 hour visual coaching sessions using large graphic templates (known as ‘Big Pictures’) to explore:

– Big Picture #1: ‘What success looks like‘ on both a business and personal level for you.

– Big Picture #2: Your Business Model and its robustness, sustainability and scalability.*

– Big Picture #3: Differentiating your customer experience from the competition.

* The Big Picture #2 session uses the Business Model Canvas developed by Alex Osterwalder (worldwide best-selling author of the Business Model Generation handbook).

The visual coaching sessions can be held wherever is most convenient for you.

During each coaching session, Crackerjack will work with you to co-create each of the Big Pictures. You can expect your thinking to be challenged and new ideas to be generated during these sessions.

At the end of each of the above sessions, you will take-away the completed ‘Big Picture’ to use as both a reference and an action plan for developing your new start-up business.

Click on the example template below to view an example of one of our smaller graphic templates:

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3 x FREE visual coaching templates to further challenge and develop the business owners thinking about their new start-up.

3 x 30 minute follow-up phone coaching sessions to help you maximise the benefit of your learning’s from the Power Pack experience.

To find out more, please contact us.

#newbusinesses #businessstartups #visualthinking #coaching #hownottobeoneofthe75%thatfail

FREE ‘So you’re thinking of starting a new business?’ visual coaching template

Are you thinking of starting a new business? If so, why not use our free visual business coaching template below to think about some of the important questions you should consider when setting up a new business.

Click on the image to open the template and then print it out.

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Important note: Draw, sketch, doodle and scribble your answers to the questions on the template wherever possible as this will help you think more creatively and imaginatively about the answers you provide.

It would be great to hear about any learning’s, thoughts and realisations you have as a result of using the template! And if you found the template helpful, click here to have a look at our ‘Power Pack’ visual business coaching package for new businesses – helping you to not be one of the 75% of new start-ups that fail.

#newbusiness #startups #coaching #visualthinking

The Friday ‘Visual Thinking’ Challenge

Here’s a visual thinking challenge for you and your colleagues on a Friday afternoon:

On one side of A4 paper, you have 3 minutes to draw (using only pictures) your organisations company strategy.

Once you have completed the challenge, compare your drawing to your colleagues and discuss:

– what analogies you’ve used and why?
– similarities and differences between your drawings?
– what elements of the strategy were easiest to represent in your drawing?
– what elements of the strategy were hardest to represent in your drawing?

I think this should spark some interesting debates to end the week!!!

Small business owners – do you give yourself time to think about your business?

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Small business owners out there – do you give yourself time to think about your business and where it’s going?

Do you create the opportunity to step back and think about your business model, your customer experience and how you engage with your people?

Do you get other business owners feedback about your business?

If the answer to any of the above questions is ‘NO’, then our new workshop ‘Labs’ can help you to take a fresh look at your businessClick here to find out more about our Business Model, Customer  Experience and People Engagement Labs being held in Nottingham in February and March 2013…

#Smallbusiness #SME #thinkaboutyourbusiness #visualthinking