Less than 6 months to Revenue of $1.5m
When I started out with The Successful Builder I was in debt, working long hours and spending very little time together with my wife. I was being run around by everyone, suffering stress and earning very little. The Build your Building Business program helped me focus on important tasks and ensured I stayed on track to building my business. The going was tough and I was tempted to give up many times, but the coaching helped me stick with it. Now less than six months into the program revenue has increased to almost $1.5m (annualised), I have enough work to employ four builders, and I am almost fully off the tools. But best of all I am now paying myself a decent salary. I am well on the way to reaching my first business milestone.
Craig Kellington | MK Projects Ltd http://mkprojects.co.nz October 1, 2015
Fresh approach to sales
Recently we were preparing and presenting many bids, but not converting many of these into sales. The Successful Builder helped us learn a fresh approach to our sales process and we are now placing greater emphasis on identifying more clearly the needs of our clients and being with them when they make their final buying decision. Our conversion rate was 1 in 8, but I expect it to rise to 1 in 4...doubling my income.
Brett Hudson November 11, 2015
No time for family and friends
Initially we were going nowhere with our business. We had no time for family and friends and decided that we needed to make a change. We first calculated our break even point so we knew what it was going to cost us to achieve our goals. This allowed us to move into marketing and determine what sort of sales and revenues we needed to achieve those goals. The marketing plan has been put in place giving us more control of our advertising budget and we are discovering more effective ways of marketing. It hasn’t been plain sailing by any means. We have done a lot of hard work and we still have a lot of hard work in front of us, But I believe that we will achieve our goals.
South Waikato Garage Doors http://www.swgdoors.co.nz October 1, 2015
Personal goals becoming a reality
I have been working in the building industry since I was a teenager. I have always worked hard and had specific long term goals for myself and my family. The work kept trickling in but my business was not growing, despite working long hours, and success in achieving my personal goals seemed further and further away.
Enlisting Graeme Owen as my business coach really turned things around. I have learnt about sales processes, marketing, how to organise and monitor my finances to name a few. My business has grown and I am now off the tools. We are a team of 7 and I now focus on working with clients, running team leaders and growing the business*. We are finally making a steady income and our personal goals are starting to become a reality.
Cooper and Cooper Ltd | Winner - 2014 National Deloitte Fast 50 - 29th Fastest Growing Company in NZ http://cooperandcooper.co.nz October 1, 2015
*Disclaimer – results are individual and vary from person to person.