Saturday, June 22, 2024

Business Owner Growth Cycle: The Path to Success

All businesses start the same – someone has a product, an idea or a particular set of skills that can be exchanged for value. Some businesses start with hot product and a ready market and get off to a very quick start. Others require more nurturing and are hard work to grow. Businesses also come […]

5 Things All Successful People Have in Common

Making Life Count It doesn’t matter where you are on the organization chart, the type of role you play, or even your personality type, all successful people have 5 things in common. They have a strong sense of who they are and how they contribute They have a clear “end in mind”— what success looks […]

Doing What Matters, Everyday

“We are so busy doing the urgent that we don’t have time to do the important.” – Confucius Some days it’s hard to focus on what matters most. Getting to what matters most requires 2 things: Prioritization and Delegation. Prioritization connects strategic goals to everyday work. Delegation ensures the work you do calls on your unique […]

Action: The Secret to Getting What You Really Want

Realizing your ultimate goals requires action; Not a short, flashy burst of energy or a frenzied effort going in all directions, but a methodical, persistent effort until the goal is reached and results are realized. To quote from Jim Horan in the Foreward of this book: “The pathway to the next level of success is […]

Scorecards: Knowing What You Are Doing Really Matters

How to spend your time on what really matters and know what you do is making a difference.

The Biggest Mistake You Can Make With Your Team Members

Whether your running a project, managing a team, or leading a company, what’s the biggest mistake you can make with your team members?

5 Reasons Small Business Owners Need A Written Business Vision

One of the mistakes the majority of business owners make in building a profitable business is not creating a short, written statement that envisions key aspects of their company 3-5 years into the future. Why is that a mistake? With your time in such short supply, why should you use this scarce resource to write […]

Rapid Business Planning: An Essential Ingredient for Business Success

Shrinking business cycles make old ways of business planning obsolete and ineffective. Consumer preferences and markets are changing rapidly. The utility of the Internet along with breath-taking advancements in technology have made it possible to shrink product development and testing cycles from years to months or even weeks in some cases. In today’s web-enabled economy, […]

Business Planning: Trends That Make The Old Way Obsolete

The old way of writing a business plan was born at a different time in a world that hardly resembles the world we work in today. While old style business plans have some validity and are required for things like attracting venture capital or securing a line of credit or funds from a lending institution, […]

Not Your Father’s Business Plan – Introduction

Things have dramatically changed over the past 30 years and yet the tools and methods used in business planning have changed very little in that same period of time. It’s no wonder that most small and medium sized businesses do not have a written business plan. Those that do rarely use it in their day-to-day […]

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