Tag Archives: business strategy

Set the Stage (and your Desk) for Success

Everyone’s preferences for a work space are different but, whether you’re in a cube farm or working from a home office, having your desk set up in a way that works for you is an important part of your ability … Continue reading

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A Good Team vs A Bad Team and Why it Matters

Even the best entrepreneurs can’t (and shouldn’t) run an entire business alone. Even if you have the skills, doing everything yourself leads to burnout, stunts business growth because of capacity and keeps you from having a diverse team that helps … Continue reading

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The Importance of Business Owner Accountability

It’s hard to hear, but… any time something goes wrong in a business, the business owner is to blame. If you’re the owner of the company (or even the president of the organization) and customer has a terrible experience, it … Continue reading

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Dealing with the Challenges of a Family Business

Running any business is hard, but when you’re running a family business, you face a unique set of challenges – it’s hard to leave work at work, it’s hard to manage the emotional entanglement of family and there’s more at … Continue reading

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Time to Go Back to SWOT?

Being a business owner is hard – you don’t clock in and out, it’s hard to leave work at work, and, in many cases, you are wearing a LOT of hats, from marketing to HR. In the course of running … Continue reading

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No Business is Perfect – Celebrate Your Accomplishments

At the beginning of the year, you set goals, you built strategic plans and you worked with your team to put those plans into place. Your team worked extremely hard, your business grew and you found ways to work ON … Continue reading

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Don’t Let Your Business Scare You

Have you ever gone into a haunted house and then spent the whole time with your eyes half-covered, pretending you weren’t seeing everything around you? You paid money to be there, you waited in line, you knew there would be … Continue reading

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Celebrate Your Own Freedom This Independence Day

As a small business owner or company leader, it’s easy to let work consume your life. It doesn’t seem like a big deal to check emails after dinner or take a call between the gym and your office, but, before … Continue reading

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Are You Treating Your Sales Team Like Your Operations Team?

You have to measure your sales success. It sounds easy, but in reality, measuring successes in sales can be difficult. Although the job is to close sales, measuring the progress can’t come down to the number of sales and looking … Continue reading

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A Different Way of Celebrating Goals

There are plenty of great blogs published every year about setting – and sticking to – your goals for the next year. It’s usually about changing your mindset, setting attainable goals along the way and finding a support network. We … Continue reading

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