Entrepreneurs are skilled problem solvers—putting out fires each and every day of the week. Yet the ability to extinguish isn’t nearly as important as the ability to distinguish. Take a brief 87 seconds to focus on the important difference between simple sparks, and boisterous blazes in your small business. Then you’ll add focus—not fuel—to the … Continue reading “Why Most Problem Solving is Wasted Time”
Feeling the pull from both sides of your small business roles is a common conundrum for entrepreneurs. That’s because at one point or another, you’ll have to choose between leading the way and managing the windstorm. Stop the struggle before it starts, with my 90 second slice for embracing the right role in your small … Continue reading “Which kind of entrepreneur are you: Founder or President?”
Airline food, harmonicas, Donald Trump’s haircut—some things never change. But evolution will always require entrepreneurs to rise to the occasion, or risk extinction. One area where most people desperately need an upgrade is time management. Progress past those primitive productivity practices with this quick and hip small business tip.
Small business owners are the absolute best at being approachable and attentive to their employees. But oh how quickly things go awry when visitors treat your availability like a doormat. Protect your window of opportunity to get things done with a quick 90-second lesson on being focused and friendly. So you can leave chaos—not your … Continue reading “Closed Door, Open Calendar: The Focused Alternative to the Open Door Policy”
A tug-of-war often occurs while implementing change in any small business—and it’s bound to create a little tension. And if it comes down to entrepreneur vs. employees, that trivial tug-of-war can quickly turn into a tightrope of terror. Sometimes all you need is a little focus to stay balanced, which is what I’m serving up … Continue reading “Entrepreneur vs Employee: The Healthy Tug of War”