Are you sitting on the next big thing?

I’ve been having a great ongoing discussion with a couple of friends on a business opportunity that one of them is facing.  Over the course of the last 10 years or so, this friend has been doing sales transaction analysis and consulting for small to medium sized companies. What’s really interesting is that he’s uncovered a set […]

Are you stressed out?

This is probably a rhetorical question for a small business owner.  You’ve got a million things to do ranging from: getting your bookkeeping and payroll updated (or at least reviewed), checking into the details of an HR question an employee brought up last week, a vague sense that you ought to have a PLAN for […]

Are you stuck trading time for money?

I’ve talked to quite a few people lately that have recognized that they are the constraint for their business. In order to make more money, based on the way they are currently working, they personally need to work more hours.  The problem with that approach is that they’re already working more than they’d like to […]

Cash is King…

I had the chance to talk with one of my fellow PBCA members (Professional Business Coaches Alliance) the other day who is also a CPA.  I always find it interesting to get his perspective because I (like a lot of people) sometimes get overwhelmed with financial jargon. Unlike some CPAs, John does a great job of […]

Is the Price Right?

We had a great discussion this morning at a BANG! meeting about the need and the fear of raising prices.  The general consensus was that everyone had entertained fears that a price hike on their services would drive away clients. We also generally agreed that the reality, assuming you had quality service that wasn’t a commodity, […]

Do you celebrate success?

Over time, I’ve been exposed to a bunch of different motivational books, programs and shows and most of them cover at least the following basic ideas: Have a goal or vision in mind before you get started. Clearly articulate (in writing) what that goal or vision is. Come up with a way to track progress, […]