8 Ways to Know if You have a Job or Own a Business
May 15, 2014

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The ultimate test of your business can be found in a simple question: Would someone want to buy your company?
 
Whether you want to sell next year or a decade from now, you must be building an asset someone would buy - otherwise, you have a job, not a business.
 
Here are 8 ways to ensure you are building a company, not just doing a job:
 
  1. A job requires that you show up at work to make money, whereas a company generates revenue whether you are there or not.

  2. If your company is so reliant on a single customer that they can dictate how you deliver your product or service, your company is more like a job than a valuable business. 

  3. A job is a place where your personal reputation impacts your results, whereas a company is a place where the brand is more important than the personality of the founder(s).

  4. A job requires you to use your personal experience and expertise to get a result, whereas a company is a place where a process - not a person consistently produces a desirable result.

  5. In a job, you get fired for taking too much vacation, whereas if you own a company, the more vacation you can take without impacting your company's performance, the more valuable your business will be.

  6. In a job, the harder you work, the more money you earn. In a company, the smarter you work, the more money you earn. 

  7. In a job, you solve the problems. If you own a company, your employees solve the problems. 

  8. If the majority of your customers know your cell phone number, it's likely you have a job, not a company.
 
If you're not sure whether you have a job or own a business,
it's time to get your Sellability Score

Whether you want to sell now or in a decade, the Sellability Score assessment allows you to see your business as a buyer would see it, and to identify how you perform on each of the eight key drivers of sellability. The questionnaire takes about 13 minutes to complete, and after you're finished I will contact you with your customized 27-page report outlining how you performed and where you could improve the value and sellability of your company. 

Get your Sellability Score now! 

If you want help with making your business more valuable, preparing to sell or you just want to make 2014 Your Best Year Ever, give me a call. I am here to help!

Be Great,

Jim Flemming
Certified Business Coach and Sellability Advisor
FocalPoint Business Coaching Excellence
1-506-849-6319 or toll free: 1-877-223-0622