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Questions for Scaling Your Business the Right Way

Annual planning for your business can be challenging most years, but 2020 takes it to a whole new level. It’s impossible to say what we’ll be facing next year, or when things will start to change (hopefully improve). But that doesn’t mean the act of planning is a waste of time. In fact, those business […]

The Power of Preparation

The power and value of effective preparation is a given in sports.   We’ve all heard the stories of the coaches who work 18-20 hour days during the season and the players who push themselves to physical limits of conditioning the average person can’t comprehend.  Together, they spend hours studying video clips and devising game plan […]

Are you chasing Growth or Success?

In business it’s easy to focus on growth as the only measure that really matters. It’s easy to measure (especially top line revenue or number of customers) and it just feels good. But is that really the best thing to focus on? *Spoiler alert – probably not…! 😉 I’m currently reading the book Company of […]

Is the ‘Easy Button’ in your business?

Every business likes to think they have it.   Staples has made a fortune selling them.  Consumers are demanding it.  The easy button; it’s hard to believe but it’s been nearly 15 years since Staples first introduced that big red button as a fun, clever way to say, “relax we got this” when you shop at […]

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 […]