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Working ON your Business Vs. Working IN your Business

Michael E. Gerber, an author and business expert once said, “If your business depends on you, you don’t own a business – you have a job. And it’s the worst job in the world because you’re working for a lunatic!” So many business owners get burnt out fast when opening a new enterprise, be…

When Plans Crash and Burn: Surviving Business Disruption

You start your day with a clear plan. You have a clear picture of what you want to accomplish for the day. You have established a set of action plans and have ensured you have personnel to execute the plan. Your day starts out completely normal and you are feeling a sense of purpose and […]

2021: New Year. New Possibilities.

As 2021 dawns business owners face challenges and obstacles that they have never faced before. To start the year with a new prospective it might be time to get a Business Health Check. This check up ensures your business is focusing on the most important opportunities. Just like personal resolutions…

The Facts and Data Matter for Business Success

Facts and data aren’t sexy and truth doesn’t always get headlines. It’s easier to get attention through miss information or exaggeration. But what does that due to credibility and reputation over time? And more importantly, how do you make decisions without facts and data that are accurate. In…

Planning. Why it’s Critical for Success.

You’ve tried planning ahead only to be upended due to unexpected circumstances. If you can’t rely on a plan to help you chart a course, why should you do it? Why waste the time? If you follow the definition of planning as you guide you will see why the process is so critical to any […]

What is a Host Beneficiary?

In a recent DRIVETime Video segment CEO and Founder of ActionCOACH Brad Sugars detailed a great lead generating strategy called Host Beneficiary. This unique lead generation approach partners your business with a business that has a like customer type. Consider a high-end clothing boutique and a lux…

Innovation at the Speed of Light

In the early 1960s President John F. Kennedy challenged the U.S. scientific community and the nation’s brightest minds to get a man on the moon in record time. Many believed the time table for that extraordinary feat was unattainable and unreasonable. It was only through embracing uncertainty …

Testing and Measuring for better results

4 Way to Build Business Success: Part Four Testing & Measuring

In this four-part series we have explored strategies to maximize People and Education; Delivery and Distribution, Systems and Technology to grow your business results. What could possibly be left? Doesn’t it feel like you have all the areas covered? Not quite. If you have implemented systematic pr…

Business Planning for Beginners

There’s a reason most businesses go belly-up within the first five years: starting a business is hard. In fact, if the foundation isn’t solid, everything that you do can be negatively impacted. That’s why it’s so important to begin with a business plan. But what does a modern business plan r…

Market Analysis

Market Analysis: How Your Competitor is Getting Ahead

Market Analysis: How Your Competitor is Getting Ahead Every business has its competitors. And while market analysis isn’t necessarily a new practice, today’s key players are constantly hunting for ways to fine-tune their intel. The kicker is, instead of turning to who you’re compet…