How to Overcome the Biggest Challenges Business Owners Face

According to research, nine of 10 small business owners say that they’re still involved in the day-to-day activities of their business as opposed to truly focusing on the company’s future. Failure to make payroll, 60-hour weeks with years of no vacation, and employees... Read »

Executive Presence for Small Business Leaders

How important is executive presence for small business leaders? Executive presence is about more than getting promoted to the next rung in the ladder of a large corporation. It’s also important if you have the top spot in your small business. Executive presence... Read »

The Case for a Simple, 1-Page Business Plan

If you’re like me, it’s hard to imagine taking time out from the day-to-day to think about where you want to be in the future – and then set goals to get there.[p] Long, drawn-out business plans that could fill a binder or a file folder are just not practical... Read »

Mid-Year Check-In: Are You Halfway To Reaching Your Annual Goals?

It’s that time of year again. The weather is heating up, kids are on summer break, and it’s time for a quick check-in on your annual goals.[p] We’re already halfway through 2016. When the year began, did you plan what you want your business to accomplish this year?... Read »

Creating a Cash Flow Budget

Not sure you’re going to make payroll?[p] Have you had to postpone an important capital outlay?[p] Need an equipment upgrade?[p] Have you put personal cash into the business?[p] Cash flow issues are among the most troubling issues for businesses of any size.  When... Read »

Strategic Planning Isn’t Supposed to be Complicated

Strategic planning sounds complex. When you think about creating a strategic plan for your business, most business owners have a few hesitations. What if it takes a lot of time to create? Is it expensive? Will I be able to reach real-world results? How can I stick to... Read »