Articles on: Business Growth Strategies

Are you Firefighting more than 10% of your time?

I recently talked to a business owner who’s done a great job growing their business. They’ve gone from 50 employees to almost 350 in just a few years…! But they are coming up to a common inflection point in terms of growing a business – a point where they have to purposely address how they […]

3 Things to Consider when Launching

I had a great discussion with a new entrepreneur last week – he’s been working a few side hustles for a while, but after 2 years of thinking and planning, he’s ready to launch a new stand-alone business. Every business (and start-up) is different, but as we were talking, 3 key points came up that […]

Critical Success Factor… Are you having Fun?

If you’re a business owner, there are a lot of tangible things you have to think about if you want to be successful. You need to be profitable – which means you have a handle on your costs and that you have a pretty good idea of how to sell. You need to be able […]

Are you Painting or Sculpting your Business?

I’ve been reading an interesting book – From Strength to Strength by Arthur Brooks and he brought up a perspective that I hadn’t thought about before. In the book, the context is around the idea of how we (collectively) look at creating our life. His take – based on research and personal experience – is […]

How To Tell If Your Business Is Ready to Expand

This is a guest post from Will Cotter (see short bio at the end) – thanks Will! It is every entrepreneur’s dream to grow their business. Growth means that the public trusts the service or product you are providing and that what you offer is a highly sought-out solution to an existing problem. That said, expansion […]

Struggle Vs. Flow – Red Flags for Your Business

You’re probably familiar with the statistics on small business failure rates – based on a recent study, about 50% of small businesses (with employees) will fail within the first 5 years. It’s an interesting data point, but I think it’s also misleading. I think the problematic word is failure – it’s not that most of […]