How do you know how well your business is doing? What techniques are you using to determine if business is good? The health of your business is more than just a Profit and Loss statement (P&L), and it's more than just money.
Corporate America uses money as a health indicator because it's a common denominator by which to compare vastly different companies. Essentially, it makes apples and oranges comparable.
But small businesses aren't corporate America. We know more about the daily nuances of our business than a CEO with tens of thousands employees. And frankly, we don't need to deal with MBA jargon to know what's going on in our business. Military jargon might be sexy to civilians but MBA jargon just sounds douchey (is that a word?).
Traveling...it's one aspect of my business. And although I find travel exciting, the thing that I enjoy the most is meeting Freedom Makers throughout the world. Being a virtual assistant service, very rarely do I meet our amazing Freedom Makers, so when the opportunity arises to talk face to face instead of virtually, I jump on it.
Recently, I was in the United Kingdom at RAF Mildenhall and spent some time getting to know Britt Bunker...a military spouse, a mother, and a Freedom Maker. Britt, an Air Force veteran herself, has worked with a variety of businesses, including non-profit organizations. Having the freedom to choose the opportunities she's interested in and the flexible hours are a few of the reasons she enjoys being a Freedom Maker. And a bonus is the resume' building that being a virtual assistant provides. Britt took time out of her day to share her experience as a Freedom Maker and offered tips to business owners on how to work successfully with a VA.
Due to the time difference, you may have missed my Facebook Live session with Britt, but, thanks to technology, you can view it here.