A year consists of 365 days, 8760 hours, or 525,600 minutes. A lot can happen to a business in between all those minutes. What happened to yours? Annual reviews are awesome for tracking progress and planning the future, but 365 days is a long time. It can create an avalanche of data. If you’ve read … Continue reading “Break it Down to Build it Up: Your Business Year in Review”
All too soon you’ll be tempted to begin the obligatory process of making resolutions for 2014. “I resolve to lose weight.” “I’m going to save up money.” “I’m going to write a book.” “I resolve to spend more time with my family.” You know and I know that New Year’s goal setting can be summed … Continue reading “Goal Setting: Achievement Depends on Vision”
In the beginning, working with friends or family may seem like a great opportunity. You need help, they need the work. Boom! Perfect opportunity, right? But later, when reality sets in, when the honeymoon period wears off, you find that what began as a match made in heaven is now a rocket-propelled handbasket on its … Continue reading “Making a Family Business WORK”
Today’s small businesses are tomorrow’s decision makers. To be part of that is an ongoing honor. I’m thankful for the good we accomplish and solutions we find. Let’s share our gratitude today! Watch my short video to learn why I’m thankful. Then comment on my blog for a chance to maybe win a fun gift!
From the Las Vegas Strip to rock-paper-scissors, zero-sum games are often alluring and entertaining. They’re also a lousy strategy in small business marketing. Yet, why do so many business owners play this game? Rather than carefully strategizing a plan to get new customers, they opt for throwing spaghetti on the wall and hoping something sticks. … Continue reading “The Rule of 3: The Essential Law of Small Business Marketing”