Your Budget, Priorities, and Resource Needs in 2018

If you had a choice between hiring a supplier that has a plan laid out for 2018 and hiring a supplier who runs his business by instinct and gut, which one would you be more confident in?  As a business leader, you’d probably pick the supplier who knows what his... Read »

Small Business Meeting Rhythms that Drive Profitability

As the business owner ✓ Do you make ad hoc decisions on-the-fly each day that have possible long-term impacts? ✓ Do employees come to you multiple times each day to find out what to do next? ✓ Are you the center of decision-making and problem-solving in your company?... Read »

7 Ways to Build a Team That Builds Profits

Teams are first and foremost about people, not profit. But if you engage and involve people, profit’s a natural, even certain, outcome. Some business leaders see teambuilding as a nice thing to do when profits are stable or they’ve got a little extra time. Some... Read »

An Operating Plan for Your Business

Do you have an operating plan for your business?  If you do, you’re in the top 3-5% of business owners… 95-97% of all businesses don’t have a strategic operating plan. And the SBA lists lack of planning as one of the top reasons for business failure. The lack of... Read »

7 Ways to Have Efficient Processes in Small Business

Imagine what your business would be like if processes were completed with 100% accuracy every time? Or even 98%?  Often, though, what we see in small business is: Over time, the owner has made adhoc decisions, reacting to internal and external stimuli. This condemns... Read »