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.... 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 »