I am a business owner, and have been for twenty years. Every day, one of my top concerns is… Does my team have the skills they need to help me make the business successful? I can’t be everywhere… I can’t be in every conversation or every meeting. I need my team to be able to make decisions, communicate with our clients and represent our brand effectively. If the team lacks the requisite skills, the business suffers. Period, full stop.
Furthermore, we all are living and working in a crowded, noisy world. Which means that business success today requires effective communication skills, both internally within the company, and externally to your partners, vendors and customers. Communication skills are a non-negotiable requirement if our teams will survive and thrive in this noisy world.
Small businesses don’t have unlimited budgets to upskill their teams. Business owners need simple and effective solutions to give their employees the necessary skills, especially when it comes to mission-critical skills like communication. Trust me… I get it.
With the youngest members of our workforce having grown up in an isolating digital age, and having gone to college under further-isolating COVID restrictions, the gap is widening between the communication skills they need to thrive in business, and the skills they are equipped with through their education. LatimerNext can close that gap.
So, small business owners, we are talking to you today. Your team needs to be able to run good meetings, give good sales pitches, get their recommendations approved, share information effectively, and build alignment in many ways. Your team needs to be able function effectively internally, and represent your brand effectively externally. Are they ready to do that? Does your team have the communication skills they need to help your business thrive?
If your answer is anything other than an enthusiastic “yes,” then LatimerNext can help.