Haami Williams established his concreting business in 2008. His journey into concreting wasn’t something he considered at any stage of his life - with a sporting background and academic parents, Haami never thought he’d end up in a trade.
Like many business owners, Haami saw running his own business as a way to take charge of the direction of his life. Fast forward to now, and Haami’s business has gone from strength to strength, ending his first year at a 500k turnover and a handful of employees.
He doubled his growth in his second year, and was turning over $2 million per annum by year 4.
On the outside, it seemed Haami’s business was unstoppable. But the reality was that everything was under Haami’s direct control. Which meant long hours at work… which consequently meant less time for family, for fun, and for simply enjoying life.
The Problem Haami Faced
After taking a couple of hits on some less-than-ideal contracts, Haami found himself in a place where he had reached a limit on what the business could deliver. Cash flow restrictions, and staff capability meant he had less capacity to expand. But it didn’t mean less work!
Haami had hit a ceiling. He was working 80+ hours a week to maintain a frantic status quo. He found himself in his office at 9pm, exhausted, and wondering if it was all actually worth it.
He knew there must be a better way to do things. So Haami started looking for outside help… and luckily he came across The Game Changers.
How Haami Found A Solution Through A Small Business Coach
What we immediately recognised in Haami is similar to many business owners. They are great at their trade, but not necessarily great at running a business.
Instead of systemising and delegating the things his business needed to run smoothly and profitably, Haami wore all hats, doing everything himself instead of trusting another person to handle things.
That’s why one of the first things we did with Haami is we got him to audit his time, and delegate or outsource everything that operationally he didn’t really need to be doing.
We stripped back his operations, looked for the cracks, and redesigned his structure so that instead of operating in a pyramid shape, with everything filtering down from one top figure (in this case Haami), the business took on a more table-like shape, with the load being shared by multiple department heads.
Next we guided him through creating the systems and processes within his business that meant he could hand off tasks and roles to other people, and let them drive different parts of the business for him.
This can be a big sticking point for many business owners, because an entrepreneur’s identity is often tied up with their business. If they’re not the ones in control, they feel a sense of uncertainty and sometimes even downright panic.
It takes some targeted mindset work to shift out of this mindset, and into a mindset that can let go of the operational stuff and begin to embrace the bigger picture leadership role they need to adopt.
By working with Haami on both his outer game (systems, strategies and processes) and also his inner game (his mindset and beliefs), Haami has created a major shift in this business.
Results from Haami’s first year with The Game Changers
The changes in Haami’s business - and his approach to business - has resulted in many positive changes for him both personally and professionally.
Thanks to the changes in his structure and systems, we were able to hire a number of staff to fill key organisational roles that means Haami has saved over 40 hours a week from his time spent in the business.
What’s more, the changes we’ve made have allowed him to scale, which has resulted in an added million dollars in revenue to his business… without the extra hard work.
This has all been achieved in less than 12 months. This is proof of what we know, and have demonstrated again and again with our clients...
...that making the right changes, in the right order and at the right time, can result in rapid growth and 2-4x profit (while getting back 10+ hours a week) within just 6-12 months.
What The Game Changers Can Do For Your Business
It’s been incredible to watch Haami over the last year. He’s willing to show up, to implement our recommendations, and he’s willing to be OK with feeling uncomfortable as he grows.
From what we’ve seen so far, I believe that Haami can take his business to the 8+ figure mark very easily in the next few years.
If you are a business owner looking to spend less time running your business, and more time directing it strategically instead, we teach methods to do this in our Opulence and Boardroom programs.
We work with our clients for 12+ months, building into their business systems and processes for increasing profits, reducing stress, and freeing up more time. Typical results are 3x profits and 10 hours back per week within 3-6 months working with us.
If that sounds like something you’d like to explore, I invite you to a 15 minute, complimentary ‘Scale Session’ call. It’s a quick chat where we’ll get to know your business a bit, and explore whether we might be a good fit.
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