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Is Delegating Your Next Step Forward?

This past week, a group of business leaders were discussing challenges with disconnecting themselves from various responsibilities of their business.  As the conversation progressed it became clear that most of the issues on the table were not about the content of the challenge, but the actual execution of the task itself. They were giving examples […]

What skills do you need as a small business leader?

This is a guest post from Jori Hamilton – see bio at end… Thanks Jori! As the owner of a small business, you have the weight of the world on your shoulders. It is not always easy, but if you stand behind your idea and have faith in its success, you can bring your business […]

7 Effective Ways to Boost Employee Motivation and Productivity

This is a guest post from Peter Rossi (see bio at end of post) – thanks Peter. Motivation and productivity go hand in hand but are difficult to achieve. We’ve seen different tactics, too. The productivity show. Employee engagement books. Achievement motivation, a motivation assessment scale, and even 100 days of productivity. But the center […]

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 […]

Great Leadership Starts with Letting Go

Most business owners are really good at something – that’s usually how and why they started the business in the first place. Plumbing companies are usually started by plumbers, restaurants are started by chefs, bars are started by people who like to drink… just kidding 😉 In general, that expertise is a great thing, especially […]

Preventing and Dealing with Inventory Mistakes in Small Business

Today we have another guest post – this one from Marcus Lansky (see his info at the end). Thanks Marcus. Most small businesses have some sort of inventory to manage, and any mistakes with that inventory can end up costing the owners of those businesses big time. So, how can small business owners keep inventory […]