Articles on: Small Business Strategy

Are you playing to your strengths?

Maybe it just goes with this time of the year; businesses are reflecting on their year and planning for the next.  Companies are making assessments on all sorts of things, their product offerings, their current employee teams, if they have people in the right seats, what’s good, what’s bad, or what needs improvement?   And as […]

Is your business getting better?

I really don’t like going to see the doctor.  It’s irrational, it’s fear-based (although I can’t pinpoint it to anything specific) and in the grand scheme of things, I know it’s not good for me. But that doesn’t change the fact that I will fight going to see a doctor at every turn.  I’m working […]

12/31/2019 – What will your business look like?

The last day of 2019….it’s not a typo.   3 years from now, what will that look like for you?  What will your business look like?  Why should you care?  With the end of the year approaching, not only are we thinking about the Holidays, but we naturally reflect on the past year and start thinking […]

Do You Treat Your Business Like the Average Gym Membership?

I ran across an interesting article on gym memberships.  According to this report 80% of those who join don’t make it past the 5th month.  So an individual may have neglected their body for years, but 5 months (or less) is the allotted time they committed to getting into better shape before throwing in the […]

Do you have a blind spot driving your business issues?

“It isn’t what we don’t know that gives us trouble, it’s what we know that ain’t so.”      – Will Rogers I’m pretty sure we all carry around head trash – things that we believe that aren’t actually true. Of course since we believe it, it never crosses our mind that it might not be […]

Can you Dominate a Niche with Your Business?

Peter Thiel makes a lot of excellent points in his book Zero to One – the overall theme of the book is a study of what successful innovation looks like (based primarily on tech start-ups). One of the main ideas in the book – that most of the really successful businesses have started by dominating a […]