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 »

Professionalizing the Family Business

Or “Why Winging It Won’t Work”  While I’ve headlined this article Professionalizing the Family Business, it’s applicable to any small business.   Do any of these conditions exist in your business… A casual attitude toward office or shopfloor processes... Read »

Unique Challenges of Family Business

And What to Do About Them Madeline and Michael are 2 of 3 siblings that own a local manufacturing company. They sought my help because they were unable to resolve a major disagreement… Madeline wanted to aggressively expand and Michael wanted to stay local and work on... Read »

Enjoy Your Small Business Owner Role More In 2016

Do you dislike many of the tasks you find yourself doing in the role of the business owner?   Are you working 60 hours a week while profits stay relatively the same?   Has it been 2 or more years since you’ve had a true vacation?   You can create a more... Read »

Small Business Planning Eliminates Pessimism

Don’t let pessimism keep your company from being all it can be.   Jared, one of the brothers in a fairly large, 100% family-owned manufacturing company came to me worried that the family business wouldn’t survive without expanding. His 3 brothers, uncle, and... Read »

A Small Business Plan Reveals Potential

What is your small business capable of?   In my experience, your small business is capable of way more than you’re producing.   You’ve tried to grow your business—several times, and it hasn’t worked out.  So many business owners become timid, “Small... Read »