No People? No Plan? No Problem! Yes, You Can Still Grow And Win!
For the 13 years that I’ve run my strategy consulting company, I’ve listened to frustrated small business owners express their overwhelm about wanting to grow, but not having a simple way to put their dreams and goals on paper. I hear the enthusiasm in their voices, and then I watch the life get sucked right out of them once they realize that the program that promised to “take their business to the next level”, required hours of learning new skills, new technology and new “jargon”. They would spend so much time learning that new program, that they didn’t have the energy, nor the excitement left to actually implement anything.
I’m Olalah Njenga. I'm a small business owner just like you. I too, have spent thousands of dollars on programs, books, workshops, VIP coaching and conferences that promised big results — which, if I had unlimited time to learn all of those new things, would have been possible to achieve. But the reality was I still had a company to run. I didn’t have the time, nor the desire to add anything else to my already overflowing plate. Can you relate?
My strategy consulting company develops tools that provide structure for growing companies. So when different types of clients started asking the same types of business planning questions over and over again and they kept having the same types of strategy development challenges . . . I took notice! Once I was able to isolate what specifically was tripping them up, I was able to consolidate them into a set of critical steps that they could master. Then I was onto something big!
It was an exhaustive process. I had many days when I didn’t sleep, shower or check my email. But then it happened! After countless revisions and lots of input directly from my clients and the awesome business owners and business leaders who participated in the (many) beta test groups, I pulled these “critical steps” together and put them into a simple to use, simple to understand, and simple to implement system. That simple system is called Grow & Win®.
Interested in knowing more about me personally? Well... here you go.
I’ve won several awards for business ownership and I have the privilege of traveling the country to present, train and share my unique (and sometimes contentious) perspective about strategy, modern marketing and leadership. I am honored that my career highlights include having the distinction of being a Forbes Braintrust® Member and a featured small business expert for the Washington Post. It’s a thrill to be a resource for major media outlets like the The New York Times, the BBC, NPR, Marketplace, Fox News, and local affiliates for ABC, NBC, and CBS.
Despite my professional and personal success, I never forget that when I started my own company, I did so with no money, no team and no plan. By remembering the humble beginning of my journey, I get up everyday focused on ways to help business professionals like you accelerate your success.
Your success is my reward. I choose to lead by serving those who dare to grow… and win!