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Celebrating the Chiefs – could your business be next?

No less than a half dozen people asked if there was a business blog coming tied to the Chiefs Super Bowl Victory.   I guess when you’ve been waiting 50 years, it’s expected.  And by now we all know “You Gotta Fight for the Right to Party!   What’s great about sports and business is that […]

How to Recover from a Mistake

Mistakes.  We all make them.  Even the most disciplined and well-oiled businesses make mistakes.  Clear procedures and policies reduce the frequency, but even the best companies make mistakes.  You can’t be perfect, so it’s the steps you take when the mistake is identified that matters, especially in our connected world where one mistake can be […]

How do you build influence and engagement? Try this…!

Would you like to have more influence on the people around you?  How much impact would it have on you (or your business) if your employees completely engaged with you? How much more effective would you be when negotiating with a client or vendor if you could quickly help them to trust you and to […]

3 Ideas to Power Up your Business in 2017

It’s the last week of the year.  Hopefully, your Christmas and Holiday season is being filled with lots of joy and you’re spending time with friends and family.  It is a special time of the year; a time to count our blessings and look with hope towards the New Year.  So, since many of you […]

Looking for an idea? Perspective? Help?

We’re looking for business owners and entrepreneurs who are looking for that idea, perspective, help, that will put them back on the right track. At Aspire, both Chris and I love to work with entrepreneurs because we want to share our hard-earned knowledge and more importantly we enjoy helping others succeed (it’s one of our […]

Is your sales team helping or hurting your business? Are you sure?

Without sales a business doesn’t survive. And right or wrong, the Sales division always seems to be where businesses look first when the numbers are not in line with projections. The reality is the reason for poor sales could be any number of issues from poor marketing, the actual product, manufacturing lead times, the economy, and […]