How does the Business Health Check work?

The Business health check is an online questionnaire. There are two different versions of The Business Health Check. The first is most suited to business owner working by himself, possibly with a limited amount of external support (a solopreneur). The second for a larger business where the business owner has a team around him that provides support. You need to decide which best fits your circumstances, and select the appropriate button at the foot of this page.

The Business Health Check is made up of 40 questions, spread across 8 key areas. These are:

  1. Business strategy and planning
  2. Financial management
  3. Sales and marketing
  4. Customers
  5. Processes and procedures
  6. Business team (or business support if you work alone)
  7. Business happiness
  8. Resilience and business continuity

In each question you are provided with a statement, and you are asked whether, for your business, you agree with it. The answer  is multiple choice, with 5 options, ranging from strongly agree to strongly disagree. You can also leave comments against each question, justifying why you chose the answer that you selected. We strongly recommend that you do take time to leave comments, as these will help you later when you look back on the results of the Health Check and start planning your next actions. At the end of the Health Check we mail you a full record of your answers that includes all the comments you left.

Don’t rush through the Business Health Check, we recommend you give yourself a minimum of 40 minutes to answer the questions properly.

Your answer to each question drives a score for each of the 8 areas of the Business Health Check, and these are combined to give an overall score. We use a red, amber green traffic lighting to highlight where it would appear attention is most needed,

The initial score is available on screen as soon as you complete the Business Health Check, and this is also e-mailed to you along with a record of your answer to each question.

The initial result is followed by a more detailed PDF report. We aim to mail this to you within 24 hours of completing the Business Health Check questionnaire. The PDF can’t give specific advice, its simply a starting point. You might want to talk things through, and there’s an option available to book a free coaching call. We can use that to work through some of the issues that are holding you back.

Ready to take the Health Check? 

Are you a solopreneur working by yourself, or do you employ a business team? Please select the health check most suited to your business model