Business Coaching for Construction, Trades and Manufacturing Businesses
Build a business that runs smoothy, profitably (and mostly without you)
Are you experiencing any of these common problems?
If you’re like a lot of business owners, you’re probably struggling with the “Big 3”:
All of this leads to confusion and frustration: what am I doing wrong?
Here's why you're in this situation
In my experience of over 15 years of business coaching, the problem always boils down to 2 things.
1. Lack of business education & training
You are awesome at what you DO. You have great customer service and an excellent product.
You’re less excellent at business – because you never got that education or training. You’ve managed to get this far without it…and now you’re faced with issues you’re not prepared to handle.
This leads to problems with managing time and money, developing business systems and, of course, sales and marketing.
2. Inexperience leading a team
You started off as a one or two person operation and now you have employees to manage.
Your team is growing and you need to make the adjustment from being the person who does the work into the person who leads the people who do the work.
You have spent so much time and effort to learn about the service or product your business provides. Now is the time to develop your leadership, delegation, recruiting and training skills. If you want a better team, now is the time to grow YOUR skills so that you can get and keep better people to make your business flourish.
How business coaching can help
Construction, trades and manufacturing business owners come to me for assistance in:
- Developing systems to create smoother operation, improving processes and removing bottlenecks
- Implementing team management practices including meetings, delegation and working with challenging communication issues
- Interpreting financial statements and using the information to make better decisions and become more profitable
- Sales and marketing help to get better clients and bigger projects
See specific examples from clients below - or click here to learn more about how business coaching works.
What construction, trades and manufacturing business owners have to say about our work together
With John's help in our first year in business in one of Vancouver’s most competitive industries, we recorded a surplus.
I have had the pleasure to have John as a business coach during the start up phase of my Construction Staffing Agency.
During the months we have worked together, John has helped our company’s directors structure a business that allows us to track marketing efforts, augment our lead generation and boost our client conversion rate.
Working with John as my advisor made a night and day difference in my business. Our revenues went from around $300K - $400K per year to over $3 million per year.
One of John’s innovative approaches is his compounding effect system for calculating leads to conversions and repeat buyers.
After implementing this system, we now run almost completely on repeat business – including a very large ongoing contract that we landed in part due to John’s advice during contract negotiation.
My name is Darren, I own Cimtex Industries out here in Mission. I bought Cimtex out completely from the original owner three years ago, I had worked in a machine shop since I was 19 but only on the shop floor.
Are you ready for a business that supports your life? (instead of the other way around)
With some targeted education and training – along with perspective and insight from an experienced business mentor, you can achieve the same results my clients report:
- Increased sales and revenue
- Productivity gains – more time for self, family and “a life”
- Increased clarity and confidence
- Employees you can delegate to with confidence
More Praise for John
I want to thank you for the time that you spent with me as my business coach.
Throughout the year and a half that we worked together several profound changes took place for my business and for me. The largest change that I experienced was that I now truly feel and act like a business owner. Prior to coaching with you, my attitudes and feelings were much more like that of an employee.
One of my clients, Fred, used to be the equivalent of the only air traffic controller at the airport.
Everything that happened in that business, somebody had to ask him a question and he was being harangued by people morning, noon and night.
He was wondering why he couldn't get people to make decisions.