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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. […]

Want to grow your business? Then make more money…

There’s a dangerous myth out there that if you want to grow your business / sell more of your product or service a great way to do that is to lower your price.

Stuck in a rut? Maybe it’s time to challenge your processes!

For a business to grow, repeatable systems and processes are a foundational component for creating a scalable business. The business of franchising businesses would not exist without this model.  It’s not an accident that a Big Mac tastes the same no matter where you order it. Healthy or not, building a Big Mac is a […]

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 […]