Not Having a Strategic Plan is the #1 Business Failure

The lack of a well-constructed and properly-thought-through strategic plan could be killing your business and profits. The brutal fact is that one of the top reasons business fail, according to the SBA, is a lack of planning.   Many, if not most, business owners are... Read »

The Value of Small Business

As a business owner, you carry the burden, the buck stops with you, and you work endless hours. I want to say how much I appreciate you. And I want to remind you how important you are to the economy of these great United States. I read an insightful description of the... Read »

The 1-Page Strategic Plan–A simple business plan

Having a business plan is the single most important thing you can do as a business owner. The 1-page strategic plan — NOT a multi-page document that you pay a consultant thousands to help you create and put dozens of hours of your own time into creating. Every... Read »

Profitability and SEO–3 things you can do

I’m known for asking business owner clients, “Is that activity having a direct impact on profitability?”  SEO is one activity that has a direct and profound impact on your profitability. If you’ve been leaving SEO to the experts, or worse yet,... Read »

6 Staff-Related Cash Flow Ideas

When we think of cash flow, many business owners think of expense reduction and then they think of one of their biggest expenses—employee salaries—and begin to look for ways to reduce payroll expense. That can backfire on you. Here are ways to right-size employee... Read »

Your Business Plan – How to do a SWOT Analysis

I’ve created free content so you can create a business plan on your own… because if you do SOME kind of business plan, it’ll make your business more profitable in 2015. If you do anything different in 2015, don’t operate without a business plan. If you’ve ever done a... Read »