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Are people talking about your business?

  Business owners, especially those with smaller businesses, will tell you that one of the main ways they get new customers is through word-of-mouth. However, very few of those same business owners actually do anything to purposely generate word-of-mouth.  They’re just happy if it happens. Think about some of  your own experiences or maybe businesses […]

Why? What? How? and Who?

  Effective communication.  It’s a key to success not only in business but just about every area of our lives.   Successful sports teams thrive when coaches and players understand each other.  Families that are able to talk through life’s challenges prevail in the face of adversity.  Public leaders, whether they are local or  national are […]

Are you focusing on your Queen Bee Role?

  There are all kinds of inspirations out there.  Just ask author, speaker and business growth expert Mike Michalowicz.  He’s been inspired by the process of growing giant pumpkins (The Pumpkin Plan), dinner plates and dieting (Profit First) and how bees are able to quickly scale their hives (his latest book – Clockwork). It’s that […]

This week in history – Firsts

Sometimes it’s inspirational to take a few minutes and think about notable things that have happened in history.  When something broke through and become a ‘first’. In June this past summer, the US Patent and Trademark office issued their 10 millionth utility patent.  In 2017 alone there were almost 350,000 patents granted.    The entrepreneurial spirit […]

What do you need to stop doing?

    If you start reading a lot of business books you’ll quickly notice that there are common themes and ideas that come up over and over. As an example – Patrick Lencioni writes a lot about the power of vulnerability based leadership, which is also a central theme in Extreme Ownership (by Jocko Willink […]

Do You Deliver on Your Promise?

Just do what you say.  It seems like a simple request, but we all know in business and in life that is much easier to say than consistently do.  There’s a KC area business, Grandma’s Catering currently running a radio spot that speaks to this idea of delivery on your promise.  Their promise is “100 […]