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The Buzzwords of Business…

Every industry has them, words or phrases that get repeated over and over until you almost start laughing inside when you hear them.  Many of them don’t even have their original meaning.  One of the most notable in sports was Hank Stram’s (legendary KC Chief’s Coach of SuperBowl IV) use of the word Matriculate.  ….and […]

Is Confirmation Bias keeping you from succeeding?

Confirmation Bias is defined as  “a tendency to search for or interpret information in a way that confirms one’s preconceptions.” On the surface that sounds like a fairly innocent issue – we look for information that bolsters our current beliefs. The problem is that confirmation bias makes it really difficult to change our minds (and […]

3 Ways to Jumpstart Your Business in 2020

It’s here, the New Year, the dawn of new decade, a fresh start.  Are you ready?  We’ve all made our 2020 iteration of New Year’s Resolutions, though by now some of them have already been broken.   None the less, resolutions are a time of renewal and recommitment that’s associated with the 1st of every year […]

Does your planning have any strategy?

This is the time of year when a lot of businesses will carve out some time and do some strategic planning. But unfortunately many of those businesses will leave out the strategic part. When you think about strategy, you should be thinking about a cohesive response to an important challenge. Instead many businesses will throw […]

6 Digital Marketing Trends for Small Business in 2020

Today’s we’re talking about digital marketing trends with a guest post from Mike Khorev (see his info at the bottom of the post). I hope you enjoy it. Shawn Kinkade Kansas City Business Coach . 2019 is ending, and as a small business owner, another year is coming with new challenges and opportunities. With 2019 […]

Business Lesson from a Poinsettia

They’re everywhere this time of year, Poinsettias. Their red leaves are a primary color of the Holiday Season.  But, have you ever wondered what makes a normally green leaf turn red? And how can professional poinsettia growers get them to bloom anytime of the year, when the average person struggles to just keep them healthy […]