According to the Small Business Administration (SBA,) there are approximately 27 million small businesses in the United States. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the SBA’s National Small Business Week, which will take place from June 17 through June 21. The goal of Small Business week is to highlight the impact small businesses have on the United States and recognize the contributions of small business owners and entrepreneurs. As someone who has successfully built three businesses from the ground up, Gary Barnes recognizes the importance of America’s entrepreneurs and small business owners, and can relate to the many challenges that they face.
Over the past thirty years, Gary Barnes has been instrumental in helping to shape small businesses all over the world through his business coaching. An entrepreneur himself, Barnes brings his years of experience to his courses and programs, focused on improving businesses.
“This is a tough time to be in business. More of us than ever are facing new problems and challenges,” says Gary Barnes, founder of Gary Barnes International. “We offer a program called ‘On-Purpose Results,’ a brand-new business mindset and agility program that addresses the issues small business owners and entrepreneurs face and provides the mindset tools and techniques to help make them more flexible, more agile, more confident, and more successful.”
From Gary Barnes’ On-Purpose Results Course, here are 5 Tools to Help Shape Your Small Business:
· Create a Road Map. Start with basic goals and plans before forming a visual idea of what your business should look like. The Road Map will keep you on track as your business expands.
· Cope with Fear. Fear is a big factor in forming and running small businesses. It is imperative to identify what is holding you back and overcome it before it sinks your business.
· Time Control. Managing your time is a struggle for most people, but it is vital in a small business, as well as maintaining your employee’s time.
· Leverage Your Strengths and Weaknesses. Focus on your strengths and delegate others to handle the parts of the business where you are not as efficient. It is important not to overwhelm yourself, but to release the reins.
· Manage Your Cash Flow. In today’s economic market, not handling cash flow properly is one of the main reasons that small businesses fail. Correctly managing you expenses and income can save you a headache later on.
Gary Barnes offers high-performance business & sales coaching and business boot camps. Those attending the boot camps will focus on such areas as learning to find their creativity, following their passion, being fulfilled, and succeeding at building wealth in business. The On-Purpose Results course enlightens the participants by focusing on the elements of managing a small business in a 13 week course, offering additional bonuses. For more information, visit www.garybaresinternational.com.