Sometimes, you get so busy that you feel overwhelmed in your business; it’s hard to tell what fire to put out first. It’s also hard to slow down long enough to see kindling starting to smoke so you can stop the fire before it starts.
YOU ARE HUSTLING EVERY DAY, AND DON’T KNOW HOW TO GET OFF THE HAMSTER WHEEL
You are working all the time, and you have no idea how you will get out from underneath it all. You are doing everything, and you’re ready to hire, but you don’t have a system to rely on to make sure nothing falls between the cracks.
YOU AND YOUR BUSINESS HAVE OUTGROWN GROUP PROGRAMS THAT FOCUS ONLY ON GETTING CLIENTS.
You are ready to develop the operations side of your business. You need help with the back office stuff. You need help from someone who has grown a business, built a team from the ground up, and can teach you what you need to know about the financial side of your business.
YOU HAVE TO WEAR ALL THE HATS AND MAKE SURE IT ALL GETS DONE.
You know you need to free yourself up from day today. You would love to be able to take time off and have your business run without you. It would help if you had someone to show you how.
YOU FEEL LIKE YOU AREN’T CHARGING ENOUGH FOR WHAT YOU DO.
You’re constantly asking yourself, “Can I afford to invest in my business?” or “When can I start saving for my future?” You even find yourself saying, “Will I have enough money to get me through the year?”
YOU LOVE WHAT YOU DO, BUT IT’S STARTING TO WEAR YOU OUT.
You avoid answering the phone or returning calls because you are afraid someone will ask you for something you don’t have any energy to provide. You know that what you’re currently doing is not sustainable. You’re ready to do what it takes to build a sustainable business.
Hi! I’m Stacy Luft and I work with business owners to help them grow from self-employed to CEO with teams and systems they can rely on.
The Chief Executive Officer’s (CEO) role in your business is an important one, and it’s one that you define. Learn how to define your version of the CEO, view your business as an investment asset while aligning it with your life goals.
As the CEO, you need to know how to evaluate your financial performance like a Chief Financial Officer (CFO), build your team like the Chief Operating Officer (COO), and execute your plans to move from Self Employed to CEO.
I have successfully helped business owners become the CEOs their business needs breaking the self-employment exhaustion model.
Fun Facts: Most entrepreneurs didn’t start a business to spend their time running a business. To grow a sustainable business, you need to run the business instead of letting it run you.
After ten years of providing CFO (Chief Financial Officer) Consulting, accounting, and bookkeeping services, I’ve made the transition and have refocused my business to what I love to do most. Coaching and training entrepreneurs and business owners to become the CEO that their business needs.
As the CEO, you need to know how to evaluate your financial performance like a CFO, build your team like the COO, and execute your plans to move from Self Employed to CEO.
Thinking that you should “know this already”. So many business owners struggle, going it alone because they think they should know how to run a business. How to hire people, how to read their financials, and how to hold their employees accountable.
If you’re not an accountant, chances are you don’t like reading financial statements. It’s possible that you hate it so much it gives you the hives to look at your numbers. Unfortunately, far too many businesses go out of business because the owner was out of touch with its financial performance.
Not planning for the future and creating a business that is solely dependent on the business owner. This shows up as an owner who micromanages all the employees. Or even worse, an owner who doesn’t outsource anything and is doing everything themselves.
How often have you bought a course or signed up for a 5-day challenge that promised to save you 10 to 15 hours a week, and you still had no tangible results?
Telling yourself that you don’t have time to work on your business is every business owner’s biggest mistake.
Have you told yourself, “I’m already overwhelmed; I don’t have time to learn anything new. I don’t want to think about anything that sounds like more work to me.”
The reality is if you do not take the time today to do what you need to do to build your business for what you want 10 years from now, every week, month, or year that you wait for the right time will delay your future income.
Flash forward and ask yourself – what would it feel like if you were ready to step away from your business, but you can’t because you’re still doing all the same things you were doing 10 years ago?
What would your life look like in 10 years if you didn’t find someone who could take things off your plate so you could grow your business? Or, your business isn’t set up for a transfer of ownership when you’re ready to leave?
With that image of yourself in mind, isn’t it worth finding one or two hours a week to work on your business?
Is your future worth it? (Here’s a hint – It is!)
We start with a Business Assessment of what is working and what isn’t, then identify and close the gaps.
Then, using the business assessment, I will teach you how to prioritize the actions that will have the most impact to bring you closer to your goals.
Using what we uncover in the business assessment, I will show you how to develop your Personalized Action Plan.
You will learn to develop an Action Plan that will include implementing the following steps and the tasks build towards your goals.
Develop the Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) specific to your business and your goals to measure your success.
We review your progress during the Q&A sessions, reassess, and update your plan, staying focused on the big picture each month.
By coaching you through challenges, you’ll learn to think like a CEO and bring your business to the next level.
This program will give you one on one access to me (Stacy) and personalized guidance. With me by your side, you’ll learn how to think like the CEO of your business.
I’ll show you how to evaluate your financial performance like a CFO, build your team like the COO and execute your plans to move from Self Employed to CEO.
This course is about transitioning from an owner-operator to CEO by building a sustainable business that can produce revenue without being dependent on you.
If you want to create a business that serves you, you need to become the CEO the business needs. It is different than giving your business everything that you have.
We are bombarded every day with how we should be in business.
There is the hustle culture, the 5 am crowd, and those who say to be CEO you must wear a suit.
The truth is, your business should be built the way it serves you and your clients best.
Define your business concept and revenue models that work for you.
Does your business model support your goals?
Does your business model serve you and your clients well?
Know your numbers and develop your Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s).
In your business, you need to know what your breakeven amount is, what your profit goals are and what numbers to track for success.
Marketing, sales, accounting, fulfillment, etc.
What systems do you have in place?
Which ones do you need to have in place?
Determine what tools you need.
These are tech tools, knowledge tools, how you deliver what you sell to your clients, etc.
Determine the team members you need.
Do you want a team, in-house or contracted?
What do they do and what are their responsibilities. How do you delegate and make sure all the things get done.
Plan for profits, not just sales.
The money and numbers module.
You will learn how to read financial statements, create a forecast and a budget.
Enjoy a 30 day hassle-free money back guarantee. If you decide that CEO Growth Academy isn’t for you and want to cancel at any time in the first 30 days, just let us know for a full refund.
No hassles, no worries.
This is a self-paced course. Inside your course, there is a discussion group where you can ask any questions that come up and receive guidance.
There are also monthly Q&A Sessions where you can email your questions to be answered during the sessions.
If you prefer one-to-one private coaching, please click this link to book a no-obligation call with me to learn more.
Yes, I do. If you would like a completely customized program that includes Done With You support, CEO Advisor might be the right fit for you.
With twice-monthly strategy calls and weekly accountability support, CEO Advisor is great for Business Owners who already have a team and want more hands-on help.
There are many different entrepreneur memberships out there today. Each has its own benefits.
In CEO Growth Academy, you have access to a proven professional that has built real businesses and lead real teams. I’ve had those hard conversations with employees that need to be let go. I’ve worked with multi-billion (yeah with a B) dollar companies holding them accountable to the contract terms while continuing to do business together. I’ve mentored many business owners through cash crunches and bank loans.
Running a business is more than getting sales. So. Much. More. THIS is what I can help you with.
Yup! The most fun I have is taking technical and quite honestly boring topics and making them fun and relatable.
It sounds hard at first, but in CEO Growth Academy, you’ll get so comfortable with financials that you’ll impress even the stuffiest CPA!
I earned my A.A.S. Accounting degree from Suffolk County Community College and my B.S. in Accounting and Executive M.B.A. from St. Joseph’s College.
In addition to working with members of CEO Growth Academy, I am a CE Lecturer for the Bookkeeping Certification Program at Hofstra University on Long Island, NY.
As with anything, it takes time for you to see results. With consistent action, you will start to see a difference in your business after 90 days.
Now of course, if you join and don’t implement, then you won’t see any new progress. It’s up to you.
Done For You Bookkeeping is not included in CEO Growth Academy. We are there to help you and guide you through doing your own bookkeeping.
If you would prefer to hire bookkeeping services, we would be happy to discuss how we can help you.
Change your mind? No problem. If you decide in the first 30 days CEO Growth Academy isn’t for you, just contact us for a full refund. No hassle, no worries.