Resources for Small Business Owners

Over the past 15 years, the Managing Partners of Strategic Business Directs have personally worked with over 800 small to mid-sized businesses across the United States and Canada. With this experience, we have learned how certain business management and marketing strategies work and/or do not work in certain businesses when applied to their specific scenario.

We’ve noticed some common challenges that most small business owners face.

As a resource to small business owners, we've made the following guides available at no cost:

Strategic by Design Guide: How to Eliminate Over 80% of All Management Problems

Small Business Management GuideMost small to mid-sized businesses evolve over a period of time, in terms of their operational and organizational structure.

Over a period of years, this business evolution can be and usually is extremely detrimental to the owner or owners of that business. The results will never be what the business owner or owners want them to be.

This guide covers:

  • How to Stop the Detrimental Small Business Evolution and Become Strategic by Design
  • 5 Signs You Are the Hub of the Bicycle Wheel (not a fun ride!)
  • How to Eliminate Over 80% of All Management Problems

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New Website Planning Checklist for the Business Owner

describe the imageAre you thinking, or starting to think, you need a new website?

Have you ever been frustrated with all the different perspectives about what should go into creating a new website?

Web designers, SEO experts, marketing agencies, business development experts, etc. all seem to have different ideas about what should be done. Each may be good at what they do but they all typically have different capabilities and expertise from the others. And, of course, any ideas or advice they would give you are going to come from their individual expertise and the service(s) they could provide you.

So, how do you know what would be best for your individual business?

In creating this checklist, we took into account what the typical web designers, SEO experts, marketing agencies, and business development experts might tell you. Then, we asked, “What can ensure that you, as the business owner, receive the most value with your new website?”

The “New Website Planning Checklist for the Business Owner” includes 7 key questions that should be answered before creating a new website.

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Small Business Optimization Client Guide

Small Business Optimization Client GuideThis client guide is written for owners of small to mid-sized companies who are not getting what they want from their business and are ready to be more proactive and strategic.

This guide covers:

  • What is small business optimization?
  • The steps of small business optimization
  • Common challenges with each step and where most business owners don't succeed.
  • Answers to 8 frequently asked questions about the Strategic Business Directs' process.

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Recommended Blog Articles:

We regularly publish articles on our Strategic Small Business Blog. Here is a list of some of the articles we recommend you starting with:

Two Silent Small Business Killers You Should Avoid

Small Business Evolution: Are You a Spectator or a Coach?

What Have You Done With the Foundation of Your Business?

Increasing Top Line Revenue Should Not Be Your Only Focus

Your Business Is Not Unique

This 1 Psychological Truth Drastically Impacts Inbound Marketing Results

 

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