Converting from an Owner-Operator into an Active Investor in Your Business

Business coaches and business consultants love to tell prospective clients that they will help them work “ON” their business and not “IN” their business. The business owner thinks that sounds better than what they are doing so they move forward. The business owner, coming from an Owner-Operator mindset, however rarely changes their focus from operations and interjects themselves into day to day operational issues and/or disconnects themselves from the business which ends up hurting their results and hurting their income, their wealth and their emotional well being.

The Business Godfather helps our clients approach their business as an Active Investor rather than as an Owner-Operator. As an Active Investor, you obviously need to be active in your business. As an Active Investor you are also expecting to get an above average return on your resources – your time, money and expertise. As an Active Investor, your efforts focus on how you can improve the return you are getting on your resources so you can grow your income, your wealth and your impact.

Liberate yourself from the tyranny of the mundane by focusing on the highest impact aspects of your business.   Transitioning to an Active Investor mindset also allows you to be involved in multiple businesses or to develop multiple lines of business within your existing business. This is where you will be able to leverage the skills you have developed as an entrepreneur and apply them to generate multiple sources of value for you and your company.

Think of it this way – there is only one CEO of Exxon Mobil or any other similarly large company. My bet is if one person can manage a huge operation like that then one person can manage your business as well as others provided that focus is placed in the right areas. Even more so with all the technology and services that allow you to slice and dice different functions available today, there is no better time to be an Active Investor in your business and businesses.

As an Active Investor, you will understand how the 6 Business Value Drivers apply to your business and then you will focus your efforts on the Value Drivers that will build the most value in your business. The Business Godfather helps you identify three strategic initiatives that will help you make the 6 Business Value Drivers work for you in your business.

By linking all your actions to these three strategic initiatives, you will be focused on building a more valuable business. Almost as important, you won’t be focused on mundane operational tasks that are not helping you build a more valuable business.

If you are interested in learning more about how the Business Godfather can help you build a more valuable business send me an email HERE (link to

Known as the Business Godfather, Chris Koomey started his first business when he was 19 and since then has opened up businesses and helped others open up and grow business as a business owner, business consultant and business attorney. Chris helps growing businesses in fields ranging from education to technology. Chris graduated from the Marshall Wythe School of Law at the College of William and Mary after receiving BA & MA degrees from the University of Chicago and an MS degree from George Mason University. Business Godfather, LLC was established in 2012 to bring together all the aspects of Chris's experience and background.