Each week on “On a Mission” we talk to community leaders who are out to make a positive impact in the area. Today, our host Wendy Norfleet talks to Jan Baskin from Business Enhancement Strategies.
Business Enhancement Strategies is committed to making the right things happen. Together. BES provides a concise, cost-effective and collaborative approach to growing your business.
To learn more, visit https://businessenhancementstrategies.org
Short company description: We specialize in quickly and strategically starting, growing, fixing, and turning businesses around. We take what works best and make it work even better. We fix what isn’t working. We provide fast, rational, strategic solutions that are ready to implement. Using a unique process, Your Sounding Board© can turn a business around in eight hours. Your Sounding Board Think Tank© brings ideas and solutions to implementation in half the time.
What makes your company unique?: Using our process, we quickly and thoroughly hone in on an idea or issue, find the real problems, build on possibilities, eliminate barriers, and get clients ready to implement. To be able to come out of your panel able to almost immediately move forward, with new ideas and the right solutions, is unique.
How do you define success?: Knowing that our clients are moving forward the right way and getting the right results.
Who in the industry inspires you and why?: My grandmother inspired me.
What is a tip for success that you would provide someone in your same industry?: It’s not about you. It is about whoever or whatever you are helping, a client, someone in the community, a business. This authenticity will build trust and confidence in you and what you do. And your reputation is everything:
protect it by doing the right things the right way.
What excites you most about your industry?: Being able to collaborate with other experts to find new and different ways to help our clients and their businesses. I also find my work in the community to be extremely exciting, especially my work with a NGO in Uganda.
What is the biggest challenge you think you or your organization is going to face in the upcoming year?: I think the biggest challenge is not knowing what the challenges will be. I don’t call it the new normal. I call it the new now – everyday it seems we all have to make more changes. This can be very expensive in actual expenses, talent, business. Getting in front of this is something we work on with our clients so they don’t get caught in their new now.
Who is a Trustee in our community that you admire and why?: There isn’t one, I admire many who have paved the way for the progress we see today.