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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 […]

Want to be productive? Take a break…

Are you taking healthy breaks while you work?  Are you taking any breaks at all?  The isolation that has accompanied a lot of the new normal work environments has set a stage that could easily remove something we all need to do throughout the day.  Take a break. Though there was a lot of uncertainty […]

How Small Businesses Can Drive Leads with Blogging and Social Media Marketing

*Note – this is a guest post from Marquis Matson (see bottom of the post for more details) As a small business owner, you need all the help you can get to increase visibility for your business and generate new leads. Blogging and social media marketing are two proven approaches combined by successful small businesses […]

Are you Making it Easy?

One of the ideas in James Clear’s excellent book ‘Atomic Habits‘ is the importance of what he refers to as the Law of Least Effort. His focus is personal behavior change and specifically the idea is that if you want to adopt a new behavior, a new habit, your best bet is to make it […]

5 Mistakes I Made as an Entrepreneur (and what I learned from them)

This is a guest post by Nicholas Rubright – Nicholas shares his experiences of starting up a company and some lessons learned. Worth your time to check it out. You can see more information on Nicholas at the end of the post. Thanks Nicholas – Shawn Kinkade Kansas City Business Coach As an entrepreneur, I […]

How am I supposed to do that?

The other day I was reminded of a great (and very simple) negotiating technique that can work in a lot of different scenarios. I (and the person who reminded me) had first seen this idea in the book ‘Never Split The Difference’ by Chris Voss. Voss had picked it up as part of his experience […]