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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 […]

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 […]

A Case Study of a Business on the Brink

Sometimes a business struggles because there’s a lack of demand (or at least a lack of sales).  This could be due to poor marketing (or no marketing).  It could be a sales issue – not being able to close deals, or it could be that the product or service just isn’t that good.  If it’s […]

Is Your Business Ready for Your Summer Vacation?

So you’re packing your bags in a few weeks?  You’re team says they can handle it, but how do you know for sure?  The heart of the summer is upon us and hopefully that means there is a vacation of some form on your calendar, even if it’s just an extended weekend.    But before you […]

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.  […]

Look out – your Technician is showing…

I had an interesting discussion with a relatively new franchise owner last week (he’d been in about 18 months).  His business (a commercial locksmithing / security franchise) is doing very well – which really vindicated his search approach.  The primary thing he was looking for in a franchise was an industry that was ‘un-glamorous’ – […]