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Are You Leveraging the Dog Days of Summer?

It’s that time of year, the heat begins to wear on you.   Even if your business thrives during late July and into August, you know the dog days have arrived.  The Greeks and Romans first coined this term as Sirius (The Dog Star) appeared to rise alongside the sun in late July in the Northern […]

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 […]

Lane Maintenance… Are you being proactive?

A little maintenance can go a long way.  A few weeks ago it was clear some type of road work was going to be starting on a main street that leads to our neighborhood, as traffic cones and signs were being placed along this mile long section of 4 lane asphalt and concrete.  For those […]

5 Things You Need to Climb Your Business Mountain…!

You’ve likely heard the saying; “You can’t see the forest for the trees.” – this can be especially true for business owners and entrepreneurs. Starting out, You should focus in on the trees (the details of your product / service and customer interactions) in order to get your business up and running, but you can […]

Do You Bother Planning When You Can’t?

Owning a business these days is an exercise in uncertainty. Sure we’re slightly better informed than we were last summer, but we still face a lot of unknowns when it comes to how things will play out this year. That’s a challenging situation on a personal basis, but it’s a huge issue for a business […]

The Best Business Owners Understand the Cost of Doing Business

This is a guest post from Jori Hamiliton (see bio at the end) – thanks for sharing Jori! As of 2019, there were 30.7 million small businesses in the United States alone. And yet, in spite of the enormous number of startups in existence, roughly half of all small businesses don’t survive past the five-year […]