Deciding Whether Growth is the Main Goal for Your Small Business

If your main goal as a business owner is not to get bigger, then what is it?   Everything around you may be pushing you in the direction of growth… the media, your customers, suppliers. There’s a general expectation in the business community—growth at all costs. When... Read »

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 »