Asking For Help

Asking For Help

Not enough operators ask for help. It doesn’t matter if it’s macro issues like opening a new business or growth or micro issues like hiring their first General Manager or engineering their menu. The real reason nearly 3 out of every 4 restaurants will go out of business in their first three years is because the operator didn’t know what he didn’t know.

It’s why accountants and lawyers are hired. It should be the same thinking that makes you understand how critically important for your long-term success it is, to hire a consultant/coach for your business.

You will achieve the level of success you deserve, much faster than going it alone and relying on yourself to navigate both the successes and failures in order to get to the other side.

I know. I’ve been there.


Everybody Needs A Coach

So let’s look at a few question you may have:

Find someone who has been there and done what it is you want to do – successfully.

If you need someone to just get something done or build you something that you do not have the resources to spend on learning how to do it yourself – invest in a Consulting solution.

If you have the resources and inclination to learn how to do something yourself – invest in a Coaching solution.

Before you need it. Seriously.

If you wait until time has run out and you are forced to make a decision, right now, then chances are you rushed the analysis or left out a few facts and chose a direction that wasn’t fully vetted. Basically, you probably relied on your gut or else copied what someone else did.

Technology has created different opportunities to receive help in growing your business.

  1. Phones
  2. Fax
  3. Web chat
  4. Email
  5. Online video courses/conversations
  6. Someone traveling to meet with you
  7. Traveling to meet with someone

Right? So you have no excuse.


  1. Has the person successfully done what it is you want to do?
  2. Do they agree you should do it and want to help you?
  3. Did you calculate the return on the investment and is it significant enough to move forward?
  4. [*Very Crucial] Do you feel the person helping you shares your values?

Are we there yet?

Lots of reasons:

  1. Because you don’t know everything you need to know and not knowing what you don’t know is the #1 reason businesses fail.
  2. You want to grow your business to a level at which you have no experience and need help in getting there – and staying there!
  3. You want to do something different that you believe will add success to your business but have never done it before.
  4. You’re resources are stretched to the point that you’re attention is needed elsewhere but you don’t want to pass up on an opportunity to grow your business.

I think you’re getting the picture.


In case you have not found any answers here or you have more questions to ask, please feel free to drop us a message and we will answer any question you have.

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