Are you a business owner or are you self-employed?
These two concepts may look the same but they are very diverse. There is a difference between starting a business and simply creating another job for yourself.
Does this sound familiar?
- Your business cannot run or sustain without you.
- You are likely the chief cook and bottle washer.
- You are tethered to working IN the business.
- You spend a good percentage of your time putting out fires.
- You are working to survive and hoping that you will achieve sales/profit goals.
- If you manage to take a holiday, it consists of emails, office check-in and texts.
- The business is virtually worthless without you.
- The business owns you.
When was the last time you were able to systemise your business, develop a strategic business plan, and not spend the totality of your time running the day-to-day tasks?
If this sounds like you, then you have the attributes of being a business owner but your business relies too heavily on your time.
There is a distinction between being self-employed and owning a business.
This is what business ownership looks like:
- The business runs equally well with or without you.
- You have the freedom to work if and when you wish to work.
- You typically work ON, versus IN, your business.
- Your company plans its work and works its plan.
- Your sales and marketing processes deliver consistent, predictable sales
- You vacation often and peacefully go off-the-grid to recharge and refresh.
- Your business has tangible, intrinsic value with or without you.
- You own the business.
Many established businesses often seek external advisors to help drive their business and personal goals. This level of support is available to you, no matter the size of your business. It’s not out of your reach.
The Alternative Board (TAB) provides Strategic Business Leadership (SBL) help for private business owners to grow their business goals and achieve their personal goals.
How is this possible?
TAB brings business owners and leaders from non-competing industries together in a group setting – much like a board of directors. They support each other by working on challenges and opportunities faced in each of the companies.
What is on the table is not unproven theories, but practical, real-world, tried and tested solutions, as well as invaluable hands-on experience.
Core services include:
- Business owner advisory boards: Business Owner Advisory Board Meetings which allow you to consult a sounding board of like-minded professionals to help align your business vision with your personal vision.
- Business coaching: Tailored business coaching for members is also part of a membership, from initial sessions to monthly check ups
- Business owner network: This cutting edge network allows you to submit your business challenge or opportunity questions to TAB Connect and receive feedback from a network of business owners from around the world.
Find out more about how to harness your business goals and turn them into a reality.