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Do You Bother Planning When You Can’t?

Owning a business these days is an exercise in uncertainty. Sure we’re slightly better informed than we were last summer, but we still face a lot of unknowns when it comes to how things will play out this year. That’s a challenging situation on a personal basis, but it’s a huge issue for a business […]

6 Best Practices for Small-Business Success

This is a guest post from Gloria Martinez (see bio at the end) – thanks Gloria! The minutiae of making sure your small business stays in the black and the challenges of getting into the minds and hearts of your target customers are vast, but there are several key ideas that successful entrepreneurs swear by. […]

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 […]

What’s the cost of being stuck?

There are lots of ways businesses get stuck.  They get stuck with people, stuck with systems, stuck with technology, stuck with products….there are hundreds of ways for business to get stuck.    But what about the Cost? This past week I learned of an example of a company that was stuck in old technology.   The company […]

Diets and Business Success…

If the thought of starting a diet crossed your mind in the last week or so, you’re not alone.  In fact, a recent poll had 21.4 percent respond that their #1 Resolution for this past year “Lose Weight / Healthier Eating”!  The next closest resolution was only 12.3 percent, nearly half!  New Year’s Day is […]

Beware the Roller Coaster…!

Most businesses have to deal with the roller coaster, which isn’t as much fun as it sounds…!  In fact, one of the keys to long-term success is to make sure you’ve got the roller coaster under control (as much as possible). What is the roller coaster? The roller coaster is when your business goes through […]