Successful businesses share a few things in common. They’re stable, they’re capable, and they’re strong. A focused business is an ideal business. Yet so many businesses are chaotic. They’re vulnerable to slow yet steady decay. Why? Call it a flawed foundation. They’ve built their financial future upon sand. Watch my brief video and find out … Continue reading “Like Success? Found a Focused Business”
Culture statements, missions, visions, values, credos, secret handshakes, etc. The list goes on and on. At best, a megaton of company literature distracts you, employees, and customers alike. Not good. Too much definition can become overwhelming. What happens then? Chaos! Confusion! Disinterest! Obviously, your motivational documents shouldn’t cause those. Yet small businesses need direction and … Continue reading “Which Motivational Documents Actually Help Workers Stay Focused?”
Did you know–in the United States alone–over 65 small businesses fail every hour! That’s about one failure per minute. How do once thriving companies end up having to close? It often comes down to how they assess business opportunities . . . What can you do to avoid business failure?
You wouldn’t leave home without knowing where you’re going. Printing directions, using GPS, or taking a paper map are essential first steps for any road trip. Your business is a much bigger journey than a road trip. Running a business is like taking a road trip to another galaxy. You wouldn’t step foot on a … Continue reading “Pirates and Business Plans: Have Ye a Map?”
All businesses are “make believe” until someone makes them real. Have a good look around the next time you visit a big city. Look at the buildings, the businesses, the shops and the restaurants. They wouldn’t exist without visionary leaders who had the audacity to dream about them first. But how do you keep your … Continue reading “SAM: The Sidekick to Your Focused Business”