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How Do You Perform in the Red Zone?

The leaves are turning, the fall weather has settled in, and though this year has been anything but normal one sign of normalcy has been the return of football.  With or without fans attending, football has given us something to get excited about as an uncharted territory in our lifetimes continues to unfold.  If you’re […]

You Need a Foundation of Values to Drive Growth

Entrepreneurship is more of an art than a science. Every business, and business owner, is different. But… that doesn’t mean there aren’t some universal truths that can help you steer towards long term success. As an example, customers must be willing to pay for your product or service (not just like it, not follow you […]

The Power of Preparation

The power and value of effective preparation is a given in sports.   We’ve all heard the stories of the coaches who work 18-20 hour days during the season and the players who push themselves to physical limits of conditioning the average person can’t comprehend.  Together, they spend hours studying video clips and devising game plan […]

The Best Business Owners Understand the Cost of Doing Business

This is a guest post from Jori Hamiliton (see bio at the end) – thanks for sharing Jori! As of 2019, there were 30.7 million small businesses in the United States alone. And yet, in spite of the enormous number of startups in existence, roughly half of all small businesses don’t survive past the five-year […]

Are you chasing Growth or Success?

In business it’s easy to focus on growth as the only measure that really matters. It’s easy to measure (especially top line revenue or number of customers) and it just feels good. But is that really the best thing to focus on? *Spoiler alert – probably not…! 😉 I’m currently reading the book Company of […]

Is the ‘Easy Button’ in your business?

Every business likes to think they have it.   Staples has made a fortune selling them.  Consumers are demanding it.  The easy button; it’s hard to believe but it’s been nearly 15 years since Staples first introduced that big red button as a fun, clever way to say, “relax we got this” when you shop at […]