Tag Archives: strategic thinking

Business Owner Checklist: Your 2016 Goals

The stores are packed with Halloween decorations, some early shoppers are starting to check off that holiday list and the weather is turning colder… which means we’re into Q4! But don’t panic, we still have almost three months left in … Continue reading

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Seven Business Books to Add to the Pages of Your Summer

Summer is a great time to schedule yourself some time off – even if it’s to catch up on industry news or read a new business book. Recharging your emotional battery and finding new inspiration is a great way to re-energize … Continue reading

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Spring Cleaning Your Business

Spring is a perfect time to clean your home, but it’s also a great opportunity to spring clean your business. We’re not talking about scrubbing the floors – we’re talking about clearing the clutter out of your company and making … Continue reading

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5 Ways Competition Makes Your Business Stronger

“Competition in business is a blessing, for without it, we wouldn’t be motivated to improve.” – Nabil N. Jamal, author of A Harvest of Change It can be nerve-wracking to have competition – especially when you’re a small business owner … Continue reading

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Why aren’t companies hiring older employees?

It’s a well-known stigma – getting a good job when you get older can be challenging. The positions you’d thrive in are more few and far between that they were when you were 30 and some employers are worried about … Continue reading

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Slay the Monsters in Your Business & Life

Benjamin Franklin once said, “Don’t put off until tomorrow what you can do today.” We’ve all heard that phrase in one form or another. It’s easy to procrastinate when there’s nothing bearing down on you and no one else holding … Continue reading

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Feeling Overwhelmed? Go Back to SWOT.

Owning and running a business is hard. As an entrepreneur or small business owner, you’re constantly dealing with the competition, cash flow, employee issues, changing technologies, surprises, busyness… not to mention the economy and government interference. That kind of constant … Continue reading

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Just the Facts? You Have to Sell It.

When you think about your job as a business owner, CEO or manager, what duties come to mind? Does that list include sales? If you’re leading a company, it’s part of your job to be a great sales person – … Continue reading

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Featured Blog: The Biggest Myth About Will Power

There’s a phrase out there you’ve probably heard, “The first step is always the hardest.” Whether you’re a new runner, a business owner, or both, this phrase holds serious weight and it all comes down to will power. If you … Continue reading

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Meeting Your 2015 Goals?

At the beginning of 2015, we challenged you to grow your business this year by writing a better future. By evaluating your progress in 2014 and being honest about your challenges, we handed you the pen to create your story … Continue reading

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