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Spring: Leveraging a Time for Change

The signs of spring are all around us.  Whether it’s the early morning birds chirping, warmer temperatures, plants starting to bud, or any other number of ways nature let’s us know the season is changing.  And, though it may not always be as noticeable, your business is changing too.  So how can your business leverage […]

Is your Family Culture helping you win?

How would you describe your business environment? Is it professional and corporate? Is it warm and friendly? Is it a family? Or maybe you don’t really have a consistent environment and it depends on who’s around that day… I know lots of business owners who pride themselves on treating their employees like family (which often […]

Leadership 101: A Quick Litmus Test for Leaders

The topic of leadership is always one that gets a lot of attention.  Leadership styles, effectiveness of leaders, ability to lead in crisis, leadership in change management, and succession leadership are just one handful of the examples of leadership terms you’ve probably heard at one time or another.  But what are some simple indicators to […]

Organizational Health: Save the Drama for your Mama…

Somebody needs to come up with a workplace Drama meter. I’m pretty sure there aren’t any assessments for this, but after working with a lot of small businesses over the last 14 years, I’m convinced that a high level of drama in the workplace is one of the best ways to tell that the business […]

You Need a Foundation of Values to Drive Growth

Entrepreneurship is more of an art than a science. Every business, and business owner, is different. But… that doesn’t mean there aren’t some universal truths that can help you steer towards long term success. As an example, customers must be willing to pay for your product or service (not just like it, not follow you […]

The Power of Laughter

It’s long been said that laughter is the best medicine.  In the 1300’s, Henri de Mondeville, a French Surgeon, was already studying and documenting the positive effects of using laughter as therapy for pain reduction with his patients.  And a full millennium prior that, Aristotle theorized that “Laughter is a bodily exercise, precious to Health.” […]