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Does your business sell hope?

What does your business sell?  Do you ever look beyond the physical items or the list of services on your menu and think about that?  Do you see more than things?  In business, it is easy to get focused on the deliverables and overlook one key ingredient you provide a little of in every transaction. […]

4 Things you must get right if you want to scale

I love the analogy of climbing a mountain when I think it about getting businesses to scale.  They both involve hard work that looks especially daunting from the bottom.  And just like every mountain is different, every business is unique.  But if you dig a little deeper it turns out those differences don’t matter that […]

What can the Slowest Hiker teach you?

If you’re starting to think about strategic planning, it might help you to develop a different perspective as a way to challenge your thinking. It’s easy to get caught up in the idea of just doing more… ‘our plan for next year is 20% growth’ and while that might be a fine outcome, it doesn’t […]

A Time for Giving…

It is the week of Thanksgiving.   A day we take stock in the blessings in our lives and all we have to be thankful for.   But after “Thanks” it’s really the “giving” that matters and here are some easy ways you can. Globally this has been quite a year, there are few who don’t know […]

How Do I Keep My Employees From Running Over Me?

There was a great question posted recently in a Facebook group that’s driven a lot of good discussion.  The gist of the question is how to handle employees who are basically running wild – without coming down on them with a lot of rules and oversight.  Here are some more details from the question: “…as […]

Potential Challenge – Are Costs Impacting Your Profits?

When “times are good” in business, one of the biggest fallacies that play out is businesses can succeed in spite of themselves.    This isn’t a statement directed to any one business, (so we aren’t pointing at you) but during times of growth, it is a lot easier to not pay attention to margins and other […]