Operating a small business can be a daunting task. What of 134 important things do I have to do? What to do first? I’ve got payables and receivables and staff issues, and what if…
Relax. I’ve been there many, many times. Hi! I’m the founder of ReCaliBrand, Grant Holmes. I’m a serial entrepreneur. I started my first business when I was about 20 and grew a lawn-mowing service into a high-end residential remodeling company that I later sold.
Since, I’ve worked in or for many companies in fields as diverse as Marketing, Consulting, Manufacturing, Construction and Salvage, Education, Non-Profit, Retail, Hospitality, Technical training, and State Government.
To me the greatest help a mentor/coach/consultant can play is that of question-asker and answer-listen-to-er. Fancy talk for “I ask a question and shut up”. Seldom is it my role to decide or judge an idea. It’s not right. The business world is full of great business ideas that failed (say: “New Coke”) and “Are you kidding, who needs that?” ideas (say: “i-Pod”).
Once the answers are considered, I look to ask questions that will help illuminate what you’re up against next, or options you may not have considered. Sometimes you just need a trusted advisor that is not in the middle of what you’re in the middle of.
If you’re stuck and not sure what to do, or how to proceed, contact me. I’d love to discover how we can get you un-stuck!