Generate and Evaluate Your Business Ideas. Prioritize and Choose. Mature it into a Concrete Business Plan. Establish, Grow, Advance, Enhance and Expand Your Business to Increase Your Revenue, Profits, and Your Impact. And Do All That, next to what you already do for living.
What if you could take your expertise and business ideas and shape them into your first successful business?
What if you could use the state of the art, but readily available strategies and affordable solutions to create a fast growing and profitable business?
And what if you could do this next to what you already do for living?
You’ve got innovative business ideas, a great vision, and a long experience as an intrapreneur. You’ve got knowledge, network, and know-how. And now you want to transform them into a successful business serving your future customers and your stakeholders while brining you, prosperity and profits.
If you’re like most experienced and successful professionals, at a certain point doubting what path to take next in shaping the next phase of your career, I have a good news for you!
You are not alone!
But what would you do then with your current job? Another good news is that you do not necessarily need to choose one between what you do now and your ideas for starting a business, if you choose your domain properly. Having the intention of shaping a business while you already have a full-time or part-time work is neither new, nor impossible. According to different experts, you [even] should have at least two careers! Such a career, among other things, makes you able to subsidize your skill development, make friends in different circles and discover real innovations. ‘Portfolio Careers’ are the realities of today and more so of tomorrow.
In addition, according to neuroscientist Jaak Panksepp, to be truly happy, you will always need something more. For me, that is why humanity has been growing to this sophisticated physical, virtual and societal complex system as we see today. That is why, exactly you successful professional who is working as an intrapreneurs in the corporate world or you successful entrepreneur who has created a business to its current level, experience dissatisfaction and are the ones wanting more! More for themselves, their families, their employees, their customers, their society and for the world. It is this desire for more which did result in all the inventions and enterprises we use and rely on today.
You may have multiple business ideas in your mind. Perhaps, you prefer one of them over the others. Maybe you doubt and change your mind. Possibly, you study about entrepreneurship and the successful entrepreneurs. You may seek new skills or refresh the old ones and attend multiple conferences and events. You may draft your business plan. But you perhaps doubt if you will ever succeed, or if you can think of a new domain next to what you already do, or perhaps you simply do not act, asking yourself: What’s the best approach to put me in the right path in the transformation journey I desire to embark on and what are the first and the subsequent right steps for me to take to reach my vision?
That is why I'm here.
My name is Shahram G. Maralani. I work as a senior executive in a company called DNV and in my free time I do research and write about entrepreneurship and also help individual professionals and future entrepreneurs as a business coach. In my more than twenty five years of experience as an intrapreneur and entrepreneur, I have been working in different disciplines, industries and geographies since year 1996, leading departments and businesses in different senior management roles or as a business owner.
I have studied and exercised intrapreneurship and entrepreneurship from well-known academia, thought leaders, business owners, and entrepreneurs. Having been owning or contributing to the projects in Business Strategy, Business Management, Digital Transformation, Marketing, Sales, Operations, Finance, People and Leadership Development, I have a great deal of knowledge which I share with people I work with, to help them succeed in their business ventures and in pursuing their ambitions.
Being it ideation, evaluation, design and creation of a New Business, shaping and implementing a Growth Strategy, designing and navigating Digital Transformation journey, or different topics about day to day Business Management challenges and choices, I share my insights with people I work with so that they can better decide which path to take to enhance towards a portfolio career, by learning how to Ideate, Evaluate, Create, Build, Manage, Grow, Advance, Enhance and Expand their Businesses.
My focus is mostly to help Idividual Professionals who want to also establish their own business moving towards a Portfolio Career by choosing the right business idea and business model, and by shaping a successful business with all its physical and digital components.
Using my unique method, “The 8A Accelerated Business System”, I share my knowledge, experience, and my network to show people I work with a wide perspective, different strategies and affordable solutions they can use to create, grow and enhance their businesses next to what they already do. I structure my insights and recommended solutions in the framework of The 8A System so that my customers can find in them valuable help, in all the stages of their entrepreneurship journey and to remove doubts about their business ideas and the options they have in front of them.
I help people I work with by sharing methodologies, so that they can define the right criteria and assess their business ideas against those to choose the right ones. In addition, I provide recommendations helpful when they are shaping their business, choosing its components and bring it to life. I do share the best strategies they can use to grow their business, expand, enhance, and diversify towards a portfolio of successful products, services, and entities.
Exploring the world of Digital since age of 12, Experiencing Entrepreneurship at the age of 22, getting into my first Senior Management role at the age of 25 and an Executive Leadership role at the age of 37, I have a vast experience in Business Leadership, Strategy and Intrapreneurship.
I have been living in three countries, and working and leading people from more than forty nationalities and experiencing different industries and disciplines throughout my career. I share the insights I have gained through my life and entrepreneurship journey with the Professionals like you who want to decide, design, build, grow and enhance their businesses and their own skills in the Digital Age.
I will be able to show you the way or help you finding it by your own from concept to implementation. I have experienced from as high as business build with my own hands, to the details such as writing my own software codes early in my career (and still enjoy doing it), next to leading the business, shaping strategies, processes and automation systems and outsourcing what was left which I did not have time for doing it myself. I will help you to do the same with your business deciding, prioritizing, shaping, and moving towards your great future.
I enjoy working with you doing something meaningful for people, society, and the humanity. I also love Technology. I seek potential of Affordable Technologies and Software Solutions in helping you create a business, increase your customer base, sales, revenues, or gain efficiency and create profits enabling you to pursue your mission for the greater good! And all that, while you keep doing what you already do for living, if you wish so.
I am curious. I love to learn about You, Your Passion, Your Vision, Your Potential and Your Business Ideas. I love to connect people to create win-win-win-win opportunities for the two parties, their stakeholders and for myself.
I have created the 8A Accelerated Business System Exactly for this Purpose. When you work with me, you will learn about this model one piece at a time and in the pace you want. I will help you create the skillset and a systematic approach in defining, analyzing, and solving the challenges you face in your business. For each of these business challenges, I will help you use the 8A System’s components as a tool from your Toolbox.
The main difference between my approach and other business mentors is that I teach you the methods you can use to become your own business advisor. Because no-one at the end knows and feels the needs of your business better than you. My role is to guide you learn these methodologies which you will not only apply for today, but also for tomorrow and the day after in your business. I teach fishing and not catch the fish for you, if you like.
And unlike other personal business coaches, I am not going to advise you to quit your job and enter a wonderland of unlimited success by sitting and doing almost nothing! I am going to show you legitimate and feasible ways you can use to shape your business next to your existing occupation, creating a portfolio career.
My approach does not mean that I am going to coach you and then leave you alone. Working with me, you will have access to me and my support as far as you want. I leave it up to you to decide where to go alone and where to ask me for advice or assistance. That is why, I am not going to sell you services you do not need. You will be in charge! But I will stay with you along the way.
When we work together, I am your strategist and advisor. If you are clearing your mind about your first or your next business you want to start with, you can ask me to join you to evaluate your business ideas and decide on together. When you are shaping your business and selecting its processes, systems and software, you may want me to join ensuring you are designing the right business model, the right processes, and the right underlying systems and solutions. When you are operating your business, you may want my advice when you design your growth strategies to grow in your category or augment your products and services with new categories or go abroad and create geographical expansion. You may want my assistance when creating automation in your customer interactions or your business operations. That is you who will choose and be in control.
Working with me, you can expect to learn, How to:
1. Ideate, Evaluate and Decide, when Creating Your New Business
2. Analyze your Existing Business and define and implement Transformation Strategies to Enhance Your Business resulting in better outcomes
3. Choose the right Solutions and Software when Creating or Transforming your Business
4. Design and Implement Growth Strategies
5. Automate Your Business to gain Efficiency and Predictability
6. Expand and Enhance Your Business reaching new markets and satisfying additional customer demands
7. Safeguard and Assure Your Business protecting and ensuring its continuity
8. Create and Manage a Healthy and Successful ‘Portfolio Career’, ensuring you succeed in all fronts
Researching the world of modern solopreneurship for years, I have come across a specific need. There is a lot our in the market. There are individuals and companies who offer training courses, seminars, webinars, consulting, software and more trying to help solopreneurs with methodologies, business models, strategies, tools and more. There are ones who offer a legitimate service and valuable content and there are others who are trying to rob people by selling them content which is not necessarily going to result in the success they promise to their audience.
I have established The Business River as a platform in which I and other subject matter experts share their knowledge about Online Business Models, Business Build Blueprints, and Start Up ecosystems, who are truely able to help solopreneurs build Businesses as their side hustle or as their main occupation. The Business River offers knowledge and know-how, business build services, and more. The Business River Marketplace enables other experts to join our partner group offering their value proposition to our customers. We do exercise stringent quality measures to ensure you get a real support in building and developing your business.
Depending on your expectations and circumstances, we can work together in one or more of the following ways.
1. Business Date – share your objective and your challenge in advance and then join one of senior strategists of The Business River in a private call to analyze and find solutions suitable for your situation
2. Business Mentoring – plan for periodic private business success creation sessions and unlimited email access to a dedicated business mentor
3. Business Hack – join half-a-day up to two-days of intensive working in person on your business build, management, or transformation
4. Business Courses – learn, shape and implement business strategies and solutions at your own pace joining one of our online courses
5. Business Club – join our Exclusive and Restricted Online Business Club where you will learn from me and other experts (entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs) sharing experiences and best practices you can apply to address your business challenges.
You can also look at our publications and other sources of inspiration we share on The Business River website and Blog to learn how to shape and implement business strategies and solutions which we share.
Book a FREE ORIENTATION CALL with me to talk about your ideas, your business, your objectives, and expectations. We will discuss and find out if and what we can achieve together. And we will find the best way that we can work together.
If needed and for the subjects that I am not an expert in, I may introduce you to others in our partner network who can help you.
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