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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 […]

Are you going it alone…?

Most business owners feel like they’re on some kind of island. That their company’s success or failure rides solely on their shoulders…and their shoulders alone. The problem with that feeling is that not only is it wrong, it’s incredibly stressful and tends to lead to bad decisions and eventually to business failures. The media has […]

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 […]

10 Questions to help you grow your business

One of the best things that I can do with my clients is to ask great questions. As a business owner the key ingredient for success is confidence. Being decisive, having a plan and pushing forward are just part of the job description. But that doesn’t mean you should just put your head down and go – taking the time to question things, make the right course adjustments at the right time…that’s what will ultimately get you where you want to go.

Can we go back to the good old days of business?

   Looking through the lens of nostalgia, business used to be simple.  You could set up a road side stand (or the equivalent) and offer things that people wanted locally.  Your long term success totally depended on your local reputation and at the end of the day it was more about how you interacted with […]

Who else is ready to take off in 2010?

  photo from NASA  Regardless of the type of business you’re in, the last 2 or 3 years have been a challenge, including the longest recession since 1929.  The good news is there are a lot of positive signs that the economy, led by small business, is ready to take off. How do you make […]