4 Tools for Building a CEO Mindset with QBR’s

In the fast-paced world of business, staying ahead of the competition requires constant innovation, strategic planning, and a keen eye on your finances, all of which are accomplished with my Quarterly Business Reviews.

Not every business owner has the luxury of time for weekly coaching calls or even has access to or need for a full-fledged board of directors.

That’s where my Quarterly Business Reviews comes into play.

In case you’re new here I’m Carlyn.
I’m a mom, wife, lifelong learner, former corporate executive, and business owner. Let me be clear right here, I am seriously passionate about you making money. I want you to stay in business and that means your business needs to make money. I understand the complexities of starting and operating a business and I have personally climbed the corporate ladder, plus, created and run several small businesses from the ground up. Throughout the whole experience I’ve had to lean into and fine-tune my skills in marketing, management, technology and business financials. Now I’m sharing this knowledge with you to create reliable, sustainable revenue streams.

In just two hours, once a quarter, you and I will dive deep into your business, discussing past, current, and future strategies, building a dashboard with key performance indicators (KPIs), meaning the specific metrics you measure to determine success or progress in your business, and ensure accountability. This intensive quarterly session taps into four essential elements that can help drive your business forward. These 4 essential elements are the keys to building your CEO mindset.

Let’s dive into why Quarterly Business Reviews might be the perfect fit for you:

The Quarterly Business Review is designed to empower businesses like yours to thrive. With quarterly check-ins, this structure allows you time to adapt, implement and test the strategies gradually, while allowing your business to remain agile and competitive. This proactive approach to your business growth also allows you to make proven strategic moves so you can achieve your goals faster and in less time than if you were to do it alone. It is designed to help you make a plan and implement it with me by your side for one full year. It’s like having a virtual board of directors led by an experienced business consultant and allows you to step into your role as CEO of your business.

These sessions are tailored for businesses that face time constraints and need a more condensed approach to strategic planning, while still making daily progress in your business. It’s not just about a one-time meeting; it’s about establishing a routine of showing up, being organized and making progress.

From diving into your pricing structure with my tried-and-true pricing template, creating a marketing calendar or evaluating each and every aspect of your business analytics and financials, you’ll be equipped with the tools you need far beyond our quarterly call. Plus, you can use these tools for reference to stay on track.

What is inside the Quarterly Business Review?

My QBR is one of our most popular services. I believe every small business can gain such momentum through this package. So, do you want to: 

  1. Simplify Business Processes, Reduce Costs, and Increase Productivity

In today’s complex business landscape, simplicity is key. These quarterly sessions will help you streamline your business processes, close any gaps where opportunities are falling through the cracks, identify areas where costs can be reduced and boost productivity across the board.

  1. Dial in Your Sales Success Formula

Sales are the lifeblood of any business. With the Quarterly Business Review, you’ll have the opportunity to fine-tune your sales strategies, identify what’s working, and make necessary adjustments to achieve consistent success. 

  1. Identify Hidden Opportunities for Growth

Sometimes growth opportunities are hiding in plain sight. I’ll help you uncover these hidden gems within your business and develop actionable plans to capitalize on them. 

  1. Increase Revenue and Profits

The goal of every business is to create revenue and profits. With my product and service-pricing template, I will walk you through how to properly price your products or services to ensure your profit margin is healthy. I want you to stay in business and that is only possible if you have a healthy pricing strategy in place before anything else comes into play. With my guidance, you’ll have a clear roadmap to follow, ensuring your business’s financial success.

The Four Key Elements of Quarterly Business Reviews:

How’s all that sound? Good? Great. Let’s wrap with a breakdown of the 4 key elements of the Quarterly Business Review. Without these 4 key pieces operating efficiently, a business will not run as it should. Imagine each aspect as a crucial piece to a car. The wheels, the engine, the steering wheel and finally, the car key.

These 4 pieces must all work in unison to keep moving safely down the road, like a car. Here’s what we’ll cover together:

Step 1: Financial

The financial health of your business is paramount. During your quarterly sessions, you’ll work on budgets for the rest of the year and the upcoming year, ensuring that your financial planning aligns with your strategic goals. One of the core components of the Quarterly Business Review is the creation of a customized dashboard with KPIs specific to your business. This dashboard serves as a valuable tool for making informed decisions and tracking your progress relative to your specific goals over time.

Step 2: Technology

In today’s digital age, technology plays a vital role in business success. I’ll help you by providing insights into the latest technologies and tools that can help you streamline operations, improve customer experience and stay ahead of the competition. We will also evaluate your tech stack for efficiency. 

Step 3: Marketing

Marketing is where your business interacts with the world. I will guide you through creating effective marketing strategies that reach your target audience and drive results. I will provide a marketing calendar to help with consistency and implementation. 

Step 4: Management

Efficient management is the backbone of any successful business. You’ll learn essential management skills and strategies to lead your team effectively and navigate challenges as they arise.

I want you to know I am here for you. I want to see you succeed and by working together, I know you can! When you sign up for a QBR, I am here to answer any questions you have. Working through your dashboard and have a question? Need input on an idea? I’m here to help! You’ll have access to me via email for ongoing support and guidance throughout the entire year of your bundle.

Also, I know that may feel like a lot, but I promise the results speak for themselves. Here are some real success stories from business owners like you who have benefited from the Quarterly Business Reviews:

“Our single session intensive with Carlyn exceeded the hopes and goals we had set for the experience. Carlyn inspired us with her passion for women-owned businesses. She is a natural coach with her skills as a thoughtful listener, creative strategist, and dynamic speaker. Her command of Marketing Strategies, knowledge of online tools, and generosity of spirit – sharing her best tips and practices with others – make for an impactful session.

We completed the collaborative day feeling energized and equipped with new tangible skills to expand our business to the next level. We sincerely thank Carlyn for her support and genuine zest for our success!”

“Simply put, Carlyn is a competent, caring, hardworking consultant. It actually feels like she owns my company with me. She is invested and interested in IT and helping ME. She’s the kind of person when you need a million things done, she can make you heave a sigh of relief because you know you’ve got her on your side to help you get them done.”

If you’re ready to take your business to the next level and make a lasting impact in 2024 and beyond, you can get started right now.

Take action today and book your QBR for 2024.

I am excited to help guide you toward a prosperous year.

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