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Legacy and Impact? Do you focus on these?

When we talk about business growth or business success, it’s often in terms of revenue, or profits. And that makes sense, you don’t have a business if you aren’t making money. But the reality is that most business owners want more than that. They want to make an impact and they want to leave a […]

Can You Beat the Tyranny of the Urgent?

We all face the Tyranny of the Urgent, but as a business owner, if you can’t find a way to beat it then you’re going to end up in a bad situation, unable to grow, exhausted and ultimately killing your business. What is the Tyranny of the Urgent? It’s a concept that minister / author […]

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 […]

How you do anything is how you do everything…

When a business is struggling (or succeeding) we generally look to the macro reasons for why that might be. Do they have a solid business model? Is it a great product or service? Can they generate strong profitability? Are they different (in a good way) in the marketplace? Those are all great questions and they […]

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 […]

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 […]