Stacy Tuschl is a speaker, business coach, and the owner of The Academy of Performing Arts in Wisconsin. She is the author of the book “Is Your Business Worth Saving?” where she reveals proven strategies for pulling entrepreneurs out of a rut and launching them toward business success.

Welcome back to another episode of Foot Traffic! Today I'm interviewing Adrienne Dorison, the co-founder of Run Like Clockwork. I read this book and knew immediately I had to chat with Adrienne! We're talking about how well your business can run without you. Adrienne is going to walk us through some steps that can prepare us for things that pop up unexpectedly so we know our business will run without us, no matter what. Let's build a real business with a solid foundation and set up systems to be ultra efficient!

“The #1 thing that's going to come up is resistance to letting things go …” At minute 2:15, Adrienne fills us in on her background and everything you need to know about her. She shares the biggest problems she sees when a small business owner comes to her. Hear if this clockwork strategy will actually work for everyone.

“Growing a team means a bigger headache…” At 9:20, I hear a lot of people struggle with seeing having a big team means a big headache. If this is something you are thinking, you need to hear this! Plus, are people coming to Adrienne as anti-team? Hear her insight into what people think about teams and what their approach at Run Like Clockwork is. Plus, we're talking more about teams and decision making.

“You're mix should look very different than the company's…” At minute 17:20, in the book, there are four ‘D's'. Doing, deciding, delegating and designing. We're diving into the last two, delegating and designing, and Adrienne tells us her suggestions for what percent we should be striving for with each of these in our business.

“We want to design something that isn't dependent on either of us…” At 23:18, we're talking about what happens when someone steps out of the business for a long time and what could possibly happen if you are the main person bringing in the revenue. Adrienne shares a story and a scenario from the book that could happen to anyone, at any time.

“It's about the role not the individual…” At minute 28:38, Adrienne goes deeper about the idea of QBR (Queen Bee Rule) from the book. Hear why if certain roles are not getting served other positions will not survive.

If you want to connect more with Adrienne, head over to where you can buy the book, get free resources, learn more about team and their programming and check out the podcast! book, free resources, team and programming podcast

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