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Do Less to get More Done…

Start-ups are hard. You’re creating a business out of ideas, hopes and dreams and you literally have to solve for everything because all you have on day 1 is a blank page. But one area where start-up businesses have a huge advantage over ‘seasoned’ businesses that are up and running is the ability to prioritize […]

Want to get audited by the IRS?  Here’s 5 ways to increase your chances!

It’s that time of year, the frequency of Tax software ads and commercials reach levels of political ads prior to an election (w/o all the mud).  There’s no question it is tax season!  This is also the time of year we are most likely to think about the potential of being audited by the IRS. […]

Business Lessons from “It’s a Wonderful Life”

Next year will mark the 75th anniversary of what’s become a holiday classic. It’s a Wonderful Life is the story of George Bailey, a middle-aged man who in spite of working tirelessly in his family business experiences a calamity of events right before Christmas, that causes him to wish he would have never been born. […]

Are you like a turtle crossing a busy road?

It must be the time of the year, but I’ve seen two turtles attempting to cross busy streets just in the last week. One of them was a young turtle who looked to be wandering in circles (but still in the road) but the other one was a full grown box turtle that was plowing […]

Do You Assume Good Intent?

What’s the first thing that comes to mind when someone doesn’t return a phone call or email?  When you’re stood up for a business meeting with a prospect, where does your mind go?  A good friend is a no-show for a lunch you planned, what’s your reaction? If your response to all these situations leans […]

Are Foggy Lenses Limiting Your Business?

You never know what you might discern during a good father-daughter project.  Here’s something that came to me in a recent project of my own. In life and business we all can be impacted by foggy lenses.     In the early 1990’s the auto industry started switching from glass lens headlights to plastic lens covers.  […]