I have a concept of a business machine. There are seven basic concepts in this business machine that I want to illustrate working together including: Marketing, Sales, Operations, Employees, Finance, Growth and Legacy.
Marketing, Sales and Operations are the customer interface portions of a business; Employees and Finance are components that are critical, and include customer interface and a lot of support functions behind the scenes. Growth and Legacy are navigational components that are required to set a vision for a business and business owner.
I coach business owners on the mechanics of their business in these seven categories and I also coach them on their mindset associated with these seven components.
There is an eighth component of the machine that I struggle to include in my graphic called LIFE. This is the way the business either serves or detracts from the life of a business owner. I have left it off my example graphic, because I didn't know how to incorporate this last element.... If you can incorporate this last element, that would be fabulous.