The difference between a good business and a great business is the right advice

Pigs get fat, hogs get slaughtered,” my grandfather was fond of saying as he surveyed his midwestern farm. Hogs are greedy; they leave nothing in the trough or on the table. In the business world, they are always looking out for themselves at everyone else’s expense. They’re know-it-alls who learned everything they needed to know at college in the 90’s and think the good ‘ol days are good enough. If they didn’t go to college, they pride themselves on their street smarts.

At Studio98 Consulting, we barbeque hogs! We help pigs get fat!

This childhood lesson has served me well for me during the last 37 years as a business builder. (In today’s slang, I’d be categorized as a serial entrepreneur.) If you are serious about your business like we are, and you still have something to give and a lot to learn, consulting is a good place to talk about the challenges you are facing as a small business owner, founder, or manager. Heck, we have dealt with some of the same challenges ourselves.

There are a few key signs that you might be ready to work with a consultant:

  • Your business is stagnant. If you’re not seeing the growth you need, our consultants can help you identify missed potential and develop a plan to move forward.
  • Your team is struggling. If your team is feeling overwhelmed or burnt out, our consultants can provide training, policy and procedural development, and support to help them reach their full potential.
  • You’re facing a challenge. If you’re dealing with a major challenge such as an organizational or structural change or a technological problem, or even a big opportunity for growth, our consultants can help you navigate the situation and come up with a solution.

Big consulting firms don’t speak the same language as SMB owners, founders, and managers. The fact is 99% of the global population works for organizations with less than 500 employees. This should influence where you turn for help. You should learn from folks who have walked a few miles in your moccasins. They think and act differently from the Harvard MBA educated or the Wall Street crowd.

What should you look for? Trustworthy companies staffed with leaders who have been there, and done that. They have more than a theoretical understanding of concepts, academic case studies, or slick programs.

We consult in the areas that drive SMB success:

  • Business establishment and development
  • Marketing and sales
  • Organizational development
  • Operational implementation
  • Financial management
  • IT and software choices, implementation, and development

If you’re thinking about working with a consultant, I encourage you to reach out to Studio98. We’re a team of experienced consultants who can help you grow your business and achieve your goals.

Book a free consultation 30-minute call with one of our Founders

Let’s talk and see if we’re a good fit to ensure your business is giving you everything you hoped for when you began! Just like my grandfather’s farm, we know running a small business is tough. We wake up every day excited to help small business owners who are willing to face their challenges implement solutions that will help them grow and thrive.

If you’re feeling trapped, or like all the things you thought you understood are no longer working, or frustrated that your dream has become a job that is a grind, reach out to us today. We want to help! Goals Achieved is our mission.