274 – You’re Not a Business Owner Until You Start Thinking Like One

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The promises of more time, more income, being your own boss are most likely what attracted you to start your own business. And while all these things can come true, it doesn’t happen instantly. If you want to become a business owner, there’s a need to start thinking like one, which results in acting like one, otherwise you’ll end up burnt out juggling between different tasks like you’ve taken more jobs for you to do just so the business doesn’t fall apart. 

This podcast episode today is the second part of the series ‘Ownership Thinking’ with Jeremy Macliver. We will discuss what it means to start thinking like a business owner. Moreover, we will talk about accountability in the business, understanding what your strengths are and utilising them to grow your business, and why it’s important to build a team that is able to support you in achieving your business goals. 

We have very interesting discussion points aimed at helping you become the business owner you ought to be. Tune in to this episode now. 

What’s Discussed in This Episode:

  1. Transitioning from worker to business owner [05:35]
  2. No school for entrepreneurship; instead it’s living with experience [08:07]
  3. What accountability stands for in business [09:10]
  4. Playbook for business, the accountability chart [10:44]
    • Identifying the work roles in the business matters [11:54]
  5. Understanding your strong points and abilities creates an impact [14:20]
    • Hiring the right people for the right position [15:16] 
    • You can still be the owner without running the business [17:03]
    • Improving interests and skills for the better [18:24]
    • Basic knowledge of the things going on in your business [19:18]
  6. Using metric systems for forecasting and understanding your business [23:21]
  7. Culture of empowering people to make decisions and solve problems [25:22]

About the Guest:

Jeremy Macliver is a certified EOS implementer, serial entrepreneur, and speaker who is passionate about helping business owners get what they want from their business. Under his wing, multiple businesses flourished in high growth phases in different industries, such as construction, automotive, and service. Now, Jeremy focuses on sharing his insights and lessons to leadership teams to reignite their passion and to guide them through the process of building long-lasting organizations that are accountable to their vision.  



Connect with me on LinkedIn. For more podcast episodes, you may also visit my website. Tune in and subscribe to The Site Shed: You can also listen to The Site Shed on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and Stitcher.

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