Do you know what your company stands for?
When I started Pro Food Systems in 1998, I had a vision of the company I wanted to build. However, in 1998 I really didn’t know what I didn’t know.
In 2011, after nearly 12 years in business, Mark Gandy (now a great friend, mentor, and advisor) with G3CFO recommended a book to me. The book was written by Jack Stack and is titled The Great Game of Business. At the age of 40, I had never really been one to read books, actually I had only read two books cover to cover in my life. Luckily for me, I took Mark’s advice and read the book. In fact, I read this book in one weekend and have since became an avid reader. This book, along with several other business books I read, helped me to formulate a better vision that I could put on paper. As our company was going through massive growth in 2011, I sat down and wrote our Mission, Vision, 5 Guiding Principles, and Core Values. While this was time consuming, I truly believe taking the time to contemplate, formulate and communicate these things are critical to scaling a company.