One warm summer night, I was getting ready for bed when my phone rang with my husband’s number:
“Hi honey! How’s work?” I answered.
“I just wanted to call and let you know that I am fine, everyone is okay, but our store was just robbed at gunpoint and I’m going to be home later than usual.”
Michael and I had been married for six years. We had an 11-year old, a two-year old and a 3-month old sleeping across the hall when I got that call.
He had been managing a large retail store for several years and we had talked repeatedly about bringing him home to work in our home-based business, but kept delaying the decision out of a desire for greater “security.”
That night was a 2×4 from the universe reminding us that “job security” is an illusion.
For some, this realization comes as the result of a lay off. For others, a health-scare that reminds them that working in a cubicle is not how life should be lived.
Every month more than 2 million Americans quit their jobs—543,000 of them to start their own businesses—in a search for greater earning potential, flexibility, meaning, and a sense of ownership over their work.
Here at Virtual Coaching Sales, we feel strongly that entrepreneurship is the door to a brighter future, for individuals and the world. Entrepreneurs consistently rate themselves as achieving higher levels of job satisfaction and quality of life than their employed counterparts, largely because they have a sense of purpose and control over their destiny. Countries that encourage entrepreneurs and nurture a small business-friendly economy show increased productivity and citizen engagement.
But let’s be honest: Starting your business is really hard work, with high risk and uncertain rewards. Up to 8 out of 10 start-ups fail in the first 5 years.
While there are lots of reasons for business failure, the number one reason is: “Low Sales.”
The #1 reason for business success? “High Sales.”
No one can deny that bringing money in the door is the “make-it-or-break-it” metric for all businesses, small or large. Sales is the lifeblood of every organization, even non-profits. Sales is the key that opens the door of entrepreneurship and opportunity.
We have consistently helped dozens of entrepreneurs scale their revenues and operations into the multi-millions by building consistent sales processes that continuously deliver better qualified leads, more reliable year-round profit, and higher customer satisfaction so that they can enjoy the lifestyle that originally attracted them to start their own business.
You’re asking yourself: “What’s next?” as you seek to build a legacy business that will significantly impact the world in a positive way and place you in the spotlight.
Too often, you still find yourself working IN your business, instead of running it like a CEO. You are ready to let go of whatever is not in your area of unique brilliance, but aren’t sure how to do that without everything falling apart. You know you are leaving money on the table, but are not sure what it would look like to recruit, hire, train and manage a sales team to generate higher profits.
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You have successfully (and unintentionally) built a very lucrative J.O.B. for yourself. You’re earning more than $200k a year, but doing most of the work yourself, which is limiting your potential.
You are ready to scale in a big way, and recognize that you need better systems in place to ensure you’re not trading hours-for-dollars.
You need to multiply your personal productivity by “cloning” yourself and set up the processes and teams you need in order to reduce overwhelm and create some passive revenue streams.
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You are passionate about your calling and are excited to build a business around that passion, but you need cash to sustainably live the life of your dreams.
You’re spending long hours trying to figure out how to set up your website, drive traffic, and clarify your offer in such a way that you can charge what you’re worth!
For you, we’ve written: “Sell with Heart: How to Grow Your Business with Love and Authenticity“. Download your Free Copy now!