If you’ve ever been part of a networking or mastermind group, you may wonder how you would benefit from joining a Growth Team.
If you’ve never been part of anything like this, you might be wondering why you should start now.
Either way, we’ll help you figure this out.
First, let’s get this out of the way: Growth Teams are not for everyone. Here are a few reasons why you might choose not to join.
If you can't commit to showing up, Growth Teams aren't for you.
Growth Teams require a level of commitment. It’s not massive – you’re running a business after all – but your team members are counting on you to show up (digitally) for meetings, and give them your attention for up to an hour each week.
If you’re the type of person who regularly misses meetings, you’re not going to get much out of Growth Teams, and you’ll eventually get booted from the group for not showing up.
If you don't see room for improvement, Growth Teams aren't for you.
The people who join Growth Teams are driven to succeed, and are eager to learn. If you don’t see a whole lot of ways your business could get better, this will be a colossal waste of time. Of course, you probably wouldn’t be reading this anyway.
If you don't take advice or criticism well, Growth Teams aren't for you.
Each Growth Team is built on trust, openness and a willingness to learn. There’s no room for offensive behavior, but you will be challenged. If you feel you’re usually the smartest person in the room, and dislike being told you’re wrong, this will not be a pleasant experience for you.
If you don't like sharing details about your business, Growth Teams aren't for you.
The success of your Growth Team is built on members being open to share important details and business metrics. If you don’t feel comfortable sharing actual revenue and expenses, you’ll limit your team’s ability to help you. If you tend to exaggerate or inflate your numbers to make yourself look good, you won’t get the feedback needed to help you solve problems.
So you’ve made it this far and you’re still reading; that’s a good sign!
Here are a few signs that you’ll get a lot out of joining a Growth Team.
If you own a home service business or contracting company, we built Growth Teams for you.
There’s no hard and fast rules to who can join, but we built Growth teams for home service pros and contractors.
That means if you do carpet cleaning, electrical, handyman, HVAC, pest control, plumbing, remodeling or restoration, your Growth Team will be a perfect fit.
Your industry wasn’t named above? Don’t be discouraged. As we get members joining from other industries, we’ll create specialty Growth Teams just for them. The best way to let us know you’re interested is to create an account.
If you're looking for an outside view of your business, Growth Teams can provide that.
As a Growth Team member, you get connected to a small, handpicked team of business owners. These people are your new advisors; they’re here to help you identify problems and find solutions. The best part? They’ve already ran into these problems in their own business, so they can provide true expert advice.
If you're looking to grow or improve your business significantly, Growth Teams can help.
We call them “Growth” Teams, but improvement can come in many forms: additional profit, more free time, fewer emergencies, better reviews. Your business is here to serve you, and you get to choose what that looks like. By sharing your goals with your Growth Team, you get an accountability factor and a whole lot of valuable advice.
If you've had mixed results from other groups you've joined, Growth Teams is different (in a good way).
First of all, Growth Teams focus on strategy and , not lead sharing or networking. Your team will participate in a variety of meeting formats, which are designed to provide value in different ways, to prevent groups from getting stale. And finally, your Growth Teams coordinator will proactively seek out ways to improve your experience.
Are Growth Teams right for you? Comment below and let us know what you think.