Practising The Art Of Small Business

Episode 23 - An attempt at planning the coming six months

July 09, 2021 Shannyn Merlo & Julie Parker Season 1 Episode 23
Practising The Art Of Small Business
Episode 23 - An attempt at planning the coming six months
Show Notes

It's the start of a new financial year, so in this episode, Shannyn and Julie decided to (SHOCK AND HORROR) mix things up by releasing Episode 23 after Episode 16. Yikes!

They thought that instead of talking through planning in theory, they would actually have a live discussion about where the podcast is going and what we want to achieve out of it over the coming six months. Julie and Shannyn revisit their overall strategy for the podcast as well as considering whether their content approach aligns with their business and personal goals.

They wrap it up by introducing Shannyn's Wheel of Business toward the end, which is a framework that you can use to think around the different areas of your business and what actions you might need to take in each of them. The categories are:

  1. Strategy
  2. People and culture
  3. Sales and business development
  4. Marketing and communications
  5. Finance and risk
  6. Reporting
  7. Product development
  8. Systems and processes
  9. Operations and delivery
  10. You - The business owner  

Key takeaways

  • They agreed to share more templates and tools that they use with their clients
  • Review your goals and whether what you have been doing (and your routine) are helping to achieve them  
  • Remember to have process goals as well as outcome goals as you go along to build success measures 
  • Whether you have a zero inbox, 1200 going down to 200 or 68,000 emails doesn't matter as long as it works for you! (listen around 


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Julie and Shannyn are independent business coaches and consultants.

Julie is a Dental Practice Management Consultant, Coach at Julie Parker Practice Success.

Work with Julie

Julie offers a range of programs through The Club and Online Courses or contact her to see how she can provide holistic support to your dental practice.

Work with Shannyn 

Shannyn Merlo is a business coach and consultant and founder of Inspired Outcomes Consulting. Inspired Outcomes Consulting is a business designed to have an impact. We work with small business owners and their teams to understand what's working and what's not and create strategic, and simple plans to get more done, in less time, while still having fun, so you can maintain your business momentum. 

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