“My biggest motivation? Just to keep challenging myself. I see life almost like one long university education that I never had — everyday I’m learning something new.” - Richard Branson, founder of Virgin Group
Every single one of the UK’s most successful and profitable businesses holds regular board meetings to discuss strategy. Here’s how it works….
BoardTalk offers you the opportunity to meet with us, preferably at least three times per year, which could include us sitting in on your key management meetings, board meetings or business strategy meetings. If you currently do not have regular or constructive meetings, we can assist in making sure they happen and that they have a purpose.
By meeting with you on a regular basis, not only will it ensure that we can work more effectively as a team, but there is one thing that business owners need above all else: an open, independent and enquiring mind.
A mind that isn’t bogged down by the excess baggage, politics and culture of the business. A mind that isn’t stuck in the rut that the “but that’s how we’ve always done it” way of thinking causes. A mind that doesn’t know what is and isn’t possible in the industry – and so can suggest the “impossible”, and help make it happen. A mind that will say what it thinks. A mind that will probe and challenge. A mind that will help you solve problems and capitalise on opportunities. And a mind that brings rigour and discipline – so that things get done, and get done properly.
We can act as an independent chairman, play devil’s advocate or facilitate brainstorming sessions. There is no limit to how you can use our expertise. We can even make sure that actions agreed to at meetings are followed up to ensure they happen. We believe that a problem shared is a problem halved.
Our fixed-fee quote for this depends on how often you would like us to participate. Many of our clients meet us on a quarterly or bi-monthly basis, and for others we meet monthly. The choice is yours.
In our experience, when smaller businesses - even one-man-band businesses - start holding board meetings, they immediately start thinking like, acting like and achieving like their bigger and more successful counterparts. So, if you’re not already in the habit of holding regular board meetings, it could be just what you need to really give your results a boost.
If you would like your business to become even more successful, please give us a call to explore how BoardTalk can work for you.
Remember, we will refund every penny of your investment in BoardTalk if you are not absolutely delighted. That’s how confident we are that it can make a very real difference to your success. So, since the risk is all ours, what have you got to lose by giving us a call to find out exactly how it can work for you?