Revenue from $900k to $3m
The Builders Business Coach helped us with business planning, systems and strategies, identifying key actions, organising and reporting. Our renovations and maintenance divisions are run almost entirely by capable managers and we are now focused on building a serious construction business. Our original dream was to grow a business large enough to get us off the tools. This happened long ago.
Randy Najjar | Sapphire Luxury Homes http://www.sapphireluxuryhomes.com October 1, 2015
Starting to understand what it’s like to have a business working for me
I had a good business running a team of four and working part-time on the tools myself. Although I was busy I knew that I was not at my full potential and that to reach it I needed to invest in learning more about working with staff and leading teams. I also wanted to improve the business systems. So I started working with the Successful Builder Coaching program.
It's taken time and effort but in 9 months I have grown in my understanding and built the team up to 8 builders (and growing) and a part-time administrator. Also I am about to install a project manager*.
As a result I am now starting to understand what it feels like to have a business that will work for me while I take time away to spend with the family.
Grant Ashton | Ashton Build http://www.ashtonbuild.co.nz 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
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
*Disclaimer – results are individual and vary from person to person.