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5 Ways to Dramatically Streamline your Business

Whether you love or hate Amazon, you have to admire what they’ve accomplished in the last 25 years. They started with almost nothing and became the dominant retail force in the US. Jeff Bezos, Amazon’s founder and CEO has often been asked how he was able to predict what people would want in the future. […]

Make Safety First a habit…for growth?

The first thing most of us think about when it comes to habits are the little personal things we all do without thinking: brushing your teeth, your specific bedtime routine, watching gladiator films when it rains, stuff like that.  We generally don’t think of ‘safety first’ as a habit…and it’s unlikely that we would imagine […]

5 Holiday Cash Flow Tips

The end of the year is a great time to think about money – today we have a guest post from Carolyn K. from the – take it away Carolyn. The holidays have descended upon us, and the end of the year is rapidly approaching. If you are a business owner, you’ve probably noticed […]

Want to get rid of Sales Objections?

If you have ever sold anything in your life then you’ve encountered a sales objections at some point in time. In fact, regardless of your profession, we all deal with objections in life with co-workers, business partners, spouses, and family. The good news is, there are some simple steps you can take to better handle […]

There’s a System for that…

(Image from the famous Candy Factory episode of I Love Lucy – Lucy’s system didn’t work so well in this case…) The now ubiquitous tagline “There’s an App for that” gained so much traction for Apple they filed to trademark it in Dec. of 2009. If you have an I-phone, Droid, or tablet PC you […]

Confronting the Brutal Facts – Employees

In Jim Collin’s book “Good to Great” he discovered that one of the key drivers for great companies was the consistent ability to “Confront the brutal facts”. “Great organizations lead with questions, not answers. If the organization openly confronts the brutal facts of each situation, the right decisions will often become self-evident..” Basically it’s the […]