It can be very lonely in small business!
bob is an Advisory Board for small business owners that meets on a monthly basis. It is a meeting where owners discuss, evaluate and develop actions in a confidential and supportive environment to work on each other’s businesses. Expert speakers and successful business operators also address the Board. This monthly meeting is supported by meetings with the Chair who is an experienced business leader. Using propriety systems the goal of bob is to grow members’ businesses by a minimum of 30% over three years by help and advice from the Chair and the power of the member’s board..
As the owner, who do you turn to when you need help and advice? Where do you go to get new ideas? Who keeps you accountable for working on your goals and increasing your profits? Do you know what your business is worth if you need or want to sell?
The answer is bob!
bob enables SME (Small and Medium Enterprise) business owners to meet in a confidential environment. It provides them a structured process to review their business and strategically improve it. It takes them out of their business for four hours per month to meet with other like-minded, progressive individuals, who also want to improve themselves and work ON their business.
Yes, there are other ways for achieving this from business coaches to formal advisory boards and industry associations. Typically though, these are expensive, time consuming and, in the case of industry association groups, may involve competitive businesses in a category.
bob has “uberised” this service, so that it is lower cost, only four hours and yet delivers tangible results. There are no competing businesses in a bob group and no “agendas” amongst the members. In other words, members are not their to push their services on other members. The purpose is to improve the turnover and / or value of all the businesses in the group by a minimum of THIRTY percent over three years.
A yearly market appraisal of everyone’s business helps to identify what the business is worth now and provide a measure of the improvement over time.
Through some proprietary systems and designs for Board packs, business dashboards, strategic planning and innovative tools (i3) each owner sets their own direction and targets and is kept accountable monthly by their bob group.
AAll of this plus a monthly personal meeting with one of the board Chairs really propels members and their businesses to heights they have never imagined.