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The Challenge is what you’re not doing…

I was talking with a business owner recently and it was clear they had a significant challenge with their business. Overall things are good from a day to day operations basis, but their growth is stalled and if something doesn’t change, there will be a major problem in the near future. What really stood out […]

When Hustle isn’t Helping

If you follow any media or experts on start-ups these days, one of the most common topics is the importance of hustle. The general gist is that you need to be cracking the whip 24/7 if you want to create something worthwhile. “Without hustle, talent will only carry you so far.” – Gary Vaynerchuk or […]

Are you clear on the ‘Who’ (and the ‘What’)?

One of the great things about a smaller business or a start-up is the feeling of teamwork you get (if you’re doing it right). Opportunities or challenges come up and it’s all hands on deck, with everyone chipping in to rise to the challenge. When you’re trying to scale your business, that level of teamwork […]

Are you in ‘Survival’ Mode?

Picture this – a business owner who’s working 10 to 12 hour days and at least 6 to 8 hours on the weekend. There’s a massive pile of stuff on their desk that needs attention. Employees drop in or call every so often with a new issue. Which is better than when customers call in […]

What’s Your ‘Thing’?

These days it’s easier than it’s ever been to start a business. It can be a full time thing or just something on the side. People are starting businesses as a ‘Side Hustle‘ and making real money with almost no investment and very little risk. These days it’s harder than ever to succeed at a […]

What’s the Purpose of Your Business?

Meet Julie. Julie’s a business owner who started her business 4 years ago and is in the middle of a fantastic growth spurt for her business. Over the last 2 years, Julie and her team have more than doubled their revenue and they’re well on their way to doubling it again by the end of […]