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Is it right to raise prices when you aren’t adding any more value?

It sounds like a challenging conundrum… but it turns out it’s not. I recently had a client who was struggling with raising prices on some ancillary services – from an ownership and bottom-line perspective, it was clear that it made sense to raise prices (it’s been 10 years since the last time they were raised) […]

Diets and Business Success…

If the thought of starting a diet crossed your mind in the last week or so, you’re not alone.  In fact, a recent poll had 21.4 percent respond that their #1 Resolution for this past year “Lose Weight / Healthier Eating”!  The next closest resolution was only 12.3 percent, nearly half!  New Year’s Day is […]

9 Quotes to Inspire a Fresh Start

Most of us will be happy to have 2017 in our rear-view mirror. For many, it was a long year of negativity, chaos and uncertainty.  But hope springs eternal and there are good reasons to suspect that next year is going to be better (even if it’s just the assumption that it can’t be as […]

Happy Holidays to All!

Happy Holidays to all from Aspire – We wish you all the best. Chris Steinlage and Shawn Kinkade Kansas City Business Coaches

People. People who need people…

People who need people are in a mess of trouble these days, which definitely conflicts with some conventional wisdom from Barbara Streisand…! In case you’re not familiar with it… – the song ‘People‘ was originally released in 1964, and was sung by Barbara Streisand as part of the Funny Girl soundtrack.  As the lyrics go… […]

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. […]