Dec 28, 2018
If your like most business owners, 2019 presents both enormous opportunity, and complex challenges. In this episode, John Whaley talks with Steve about Business Strategy and finding your why.
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Today’s guest is Jon Whaley, or as he’s known to business owners in Houston, Jonyprofit. In addition to being an entrepreneur, Jon is an instructor and executive coach for the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business program. He shares his thoughts on small business planning, finding your “why,” and how to chart a course in your business both personally and professionally. We hear about the process Jon goes through with customers when planning for their business and his experience in asking successful people for mentorship.
01:34 – How Jon approaches strategic planning and new year planning.
04:18 – How small business owners can realize their financial goals.
6:10 – What business owners answer with when asked what they want.
8:12 – Creating specific goals from vague statements such as “I want to make more money” or “I want to spend more time with my family.”
10:17 – Determining what you don’t want to do to achieve your business goals.
12:15 – Differences between planning for lifestyle vs. profit.
16:26 – Avoiding recreating the wheel.
18:20 – Mistakes that Jon sees business owners make regarding planning.
20:43 – What Jon recommends business owners do to find their “why.”
24:43 – How talking to successful people can get business owners past their “why.”
30:55 – Jon’s experience of “going to the top” by asking the best person in a sector for advice.
34:12 – Closing thoughts.
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