Articles on: Business Growth Strategies

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 […]

Beware the Roller Coaster…!

Most businesses have to deal with the roller coaster, which isn’t as much fun as it sounds…!  In fact, one of the keys to long-term success is to make sure you’ve got the roller coaster under control (as much as possible). What is the roller coaster? The roller coaster is when your business goes through […]

Feeling Stagnant in your business? Here’s what NOT to do…

I talked with two different business owners last week and both remarked that they were feeling like they were stuck. Things in the business were fine, but it all felt very similar to last year… and the year before… and in general they were starting to feel like they were just going through the motions.  […]

Are you building a leadership team?

  If you’re actively growing your business, it’s never too soon to start thinking about your leadership team. Successfully scaling a business isn’t quite rocket science, but there are quite a few moving parts that you have to get right in order to make it all work. For starters, let’s assume you have a product […]

Business Done Right Example – Local Pig / Pigwich

We had some free time this weekend and decided to head downtown (Kansas City) and explore a bit.  For lunch, we stumbled across Pigwich and The Local Pig.  If you’re not familiar with them, The Local Pig is a butcher shop in the East Bottoms that specializes in locally sourced, humanely raised meats and Pigwich […]

Is Your Business Ready to Graduate?

It’s graduation season and as the father of twins who are graduating from high school this year, I know the next few weeks are going to hectic and kind of crazy. In the grand scheme of things, graduations don’t really mean all that much. They aren’t a guarantee for future success and at least for high school, […]