I own a small and growing, diversified farm. Before B-School I knew I had a great thing going – business sales were doubling every year. But… I was scattered, overworked, unfocused, didn’t know exactly who to market to so I tried to reach everyone. I plateaued in my sales because I lacked the focus, skills, and the mental and emotional states to continue to do what I needed to grow the business. And I needed to grow to reach a sustainable income.
Thanks to B-School, my gross sales continue to expand steadily. Due to the income I’ve been able to continue building the business – expand our farm from 5 acres to 75 acres, purchase the necessary equipment to do so, purchase the livestock to fill projected sales. When I took B-School I was set to make $100,000 in sales. By the end of the next year we will be at least at $200,000.
I now have the resources to continue to expand. I now have 4 employees that I pay very well compared to other farm laborers. I can finally stop work at 5:00 PM and stick to that. We take Sundays off from anything but basic work that needs to be done to keep the animals alive. We travel regularly – 2 weeks in the summer and a week at spring break, a few days here and there throughout the year. I didn’t take a vacation the first 4 years of my business!! Now I’m always planning the next one thanks to B-School. And we have the income to buy pretty much anything we want. I never had this in the past – scrimped and was VERY cheap my whole life!!