Business: the five key departments (gears)

Business: the five key departments (gears)

Business: the five key departments (gears)

By  on March 10, 2017

By Mark Maes

Success for a business owner can be difficult to achieve. Many business owners don’t fully understand the complexity, opportunity, and responsibility that exists in business.

They didn’t envision being business owners or corporate leaders. They started off simply being good at their craft, or being passionate about the service that lead them in their particular direction in business. Being fully prepared or trained was not even on their radar. Resultantly, many business owners end up on a tread mill, working hard, long hours, day after day, never accomplishing their desired goals and dreams of success. This condition is most often related to misunderstanding of their own capabilities or simply not having mapped out the entire dream, with effective controls and measureable goals for the long range.

Business is made up of five key departments (gears). The size and type of a business doesn’t really matter; they all have 5 departments. At Maes and Associates, LLC we take it a step further and teach that business is much like a machine, which requires oil. That oil is your people, and the culture your organization breeds. The five gears/departments are:

  1. Marketing
  2. Sales
  3. Finance & Administration
  4. Operations
  5. Brand and Company Growth Management

When leaders embrace these five departments (gears), the outcome is success and greater control of their business and its management.

The greatest asset a company can ever have, is a passionate work force or team.

When you implement the High Five Priority Business Mapping in your organization or business, you empower your vision, people, and resources, shifting the load of responsibility and performance to the positions and people you intend. This changes the culture (oil) of your business, by your specific design, from reactive management, to proactive management, and increased performance.

Imagine being in complete control of your business, accomplishing the goals and dreams of your desires. You can! We have all we need to accomplish all we desire. We simply need to identify the dots, connect them, and make the effort required. High Five Priority Business Mapping gives you the structure, processes, and methodology with which you can be specific in identifying goals and resources necessary to accomplish them per your plan, on your schedule.

People in general want to succeed. Many just don’t know how, or what their success looks like.  We don’t know what we don’t know, so, many adults stop seeking education and training exactly when it becomes most necessary. You start a business but have never been trained in all the critical factors involved. The CEO Position is the loneliest position of all. No one and nowhere to take your questions, troubles, fears, and concerns to. The buck stops with you. You don’t need to go it alone. High Five Priority Business Mapping is the way. It is the fabric of success. We are tactical and thorough in our assessments. We are strategic, detailed, and service oriented in our implementation and training. We work alongside your people, teams, and leaders, utilizing the product and its great benefits for your business, enhancing both your culture and performance. Every part of the High Five Priority Business Mapping system takes a multitude of flow, condition, and variation of business into consideration in order to align those variables with non-negotiable constants. What gets measured gets improved. Start with the end in mind. Goal. Plan. Execute. Reward Performance.

Be Deliberate! Identify and accomplish your desired goals.

If we may assist, please call on us to help. It’s what we do.

Mark Maes is the Principal at Maes and Associates. He may be reached at

Motivational Mornings With Mark Maes

Motivational Mornings With Mark Maes

Start your day off to a Great start with a motivational “pep” talk from the industry’s leading Business Entrepreneur and organizational guru!

For this limited time offer the Maes and Associates team is giving ten yes 10 Lucky winners a chance to start their mornings off right! This is a once in a life time exclusive offer that your going to enjoy waking up to each and every morning.

Here is what you get: (Valued at $250)

  • 5 days FREE Motivational Morning Secessions
  • Start your day off getting to know what your “Perfect is”
  • 30 Min. phone or Zoom conversation
  • Focus Secession – help you sort thru the manusha, and stay focused on what is real
  • Cause you to start your morning being deliberate and proactive
  • Causing Accountability to be a “Fun” word
  • Most Effective part of your day
  • Creating success of your culture and way of life daily
  • Identify what needs to get done and when
  • We all know “what gets measured, gets improved”!
Register Here

Entry Rules:

Participants must go to the Raffle Entry Page and fill out our Maes & Associates Motivational Mornings Give-A-Way! Entries will have a chance to win a free 5 day, 30 min. Motivational Secession. (Date & Times are on a first come first serve basis). All Entries will be notified via phone call and email.

It’s The 4th Quarter… Are You Squeezing Every Drop of Copper Out of That Penny!

It’s The 4th Quarter… Are You Squeezing Every Drop of Copper Out of That Penny!

Yes its the fourth quarter and you have the opportunity to cause the success you want instead of ending up with the result of whatever. During this time of year we tend to lose sight of our quarterly expectations because of the many holidays, when in all actuality this is the time of the year where we can make the GREATEST difference of our years performance… Its a choice, so decide what you want and embrace the effort.