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The Why and How of WHY

When an entrepreneur thinks about starting a business, it’s tempting to focus primarily on the nuts and bolts of the new venture like choosing a product or service, followed shortly by considerations like marketing, sales, operations and financial planning. Early on, it may not seem important to worry about things like purpose, mission, vision, and [...]

By |2018-05-11T22:21:12+00:00August 17th, 2017|Leadership|0 Comments

Evaluate Your Business Value Proposition

If you’ve spent more than 42 seconds researching factors that influence business success, chances are that you’ve bumped into several books, online classes, articles, and a wealth of videos that all talk about the importance of defining a strong value proposition – a proposition that your targeted customers have a (strong) need or desire to [...]

By |2017-05-25T07:02:10+00:00May 25th, 2017|Business|0 Comments

My Mother Always Told Me I Would Be Known By The Company I Keep

If you are anything like me, you can hear your mother’s words ringing in your years, throughout your life. And I have worked hard to follow the advice my mother gave me that “You will be known by the company you keep.” How true this is. After almost 12 years of participating in the Business [...]

By |2018-05-11T22:21:13+00:00May 11th, 2017|Leadership|0 Comments

The Meaning of Mentoring

One of the truly meaningful things that has occurred in my life is involvement in a Volunteer Mentoring Program, www.businessmentorteam.com, that has helped hundreds of small businesses find their way to success in this very competitive world. The real meaning behind the program is not just that one “feels good” by helping, although it definitely [...]

By |2018-05-11T22:21:13+00:00April 27th, 2017|Mentor|1 Comment

Listening to Your Customers

Surveys seem to be a method of customer experience assessment preferred by many business owners, sometimes with a reward, sometimes not. It is one way to communicate to your clients that you care about the way the business interacts with them. How will you know if it works or not? It will depend on your [...]

By |2018-05-11T22:21:15+00:00February 16th, 2017|Operations|0 Comments

Marketing Strategy, Focus for Small Business

Small business owners have numerous marketing strategies and options open to them. On the surface, this looks like a great opportunity to grow a business; unfortunately, in many cases, the number of choices serve as a detriment to growth. The important thing to recognize is that not all marketing methods will work for all target [...]

By |2016-11-10T00:33:09+00:00November 10th, 2016|Marketing|0 Comments

Taking Responsibility To Make Things Happen

To get the most out of our personal and business lives we have to take responsibility for making something happen. We have to ask for action from another person. By being the instigator and asking for action, you will learn quickly what kind of relationship you have. If the other person has consistently (after 3 [...]

By |2018-05-11T22:21:15+00:00October 27th, 2016|Leadership|0 Comments

Why Do Business Owners Need An Exit Strategy?

Exit Strategy and Succession Planning are the hot topics of the day. “Beginning with the end in mind” helps a business owner to drive the business in the direction that will fulfill its purpose and objectives. This mantra holds true with the long-term goals of the business owner. All too often, business owners come into [...]

By |2018-05-11T22:21:16+00:00October 13th, 2016|Business|2 Comments

Considering Change Management? 3 Questions You Should Ask

Is there a business leader anywhere who isn’t confronted with change management? Leading change successfully is a core leadership competency; it has become a business imperative. Yet how many leaders excel at this? Whether you are implementing new business processes or trying to get your team to embrace new technology, there is a fundamental obstacle [...]

By |2018-05-11T22:21:16+00:00September 29th, 2016|Leadership|0 Comments