Why do I need an advisor?
The best always have trusted advisors: Jack Welch, Bill Gates, Michael Jordan, Tiger Woods. Entrepreneurs need support from people who have been in their shoes, because entrepreneurship isn’t about theory, it’s about down-to-earth realities.
Earlier in your growth, you could fake, bluff or storm your way through obstacles. Today, the cost of mistakes is too high; you need to shift the odds in your favor.
How do I measure the results of my advisors?
We suggest you measure company valuation and your own Trep WIN™ attributes. In this way, you can track progress versus specific numeric values. We encourage clients to do this, because it demonstrates the substantial value Trep adds.
My problem isn’t strategic. It’s execution.
If you have great people who are working hard but spinning their wheels, maybe they are executing to a bad strategy. You could be focused on the wrong market, products, customers, pricing models, or competitors. You might even be working for the wrong company, given how you define your Trep WIN™.
How can advisors help grow my business?
We bring experience in placing the correct management people on your bus, developing intellectual property, adding connections to the capital markets, and redesigning business development activities so they elevate the scope of deals you see. We also help entrepreneurs understand their role in the company. When to jump in and when to lead can only come from a peer; staff on your payroll are not going to challenge you to change.
Why should I trust a whole bunch of new-fangled theories?
We design solutions and execution models that are customized to your company’s needs. We put these tools into action within weeks, resulting in immediate ROI. Within 90 days or less, we will help your firm align its priorities, develop clear chains of accountability, and identify the key obstacles to overcome. You will then have a better, more result-oriented company. The results will be obvious.
You use the word “system” a lot. Why?
Systems are ongoing. They are the engines that drive successful firms. Many entrepreneurs constantly fight fires, instead of building effective systems. The result is a dead-tired entrepreneur and a firm that is operating way beneath its potential. Trep offers a set of systems proven to work at rapidly growing entrepreneurial firms. They work extremely well.