React usefully and with poise when approached with any issue

What’s your usual reaction to the constant stream of questions, problems, and decisions that are the normal part of a business owner’s day? Make a fast decision then find out later that it damaged a customer relationship or hurt an employee? An emotion-charged comment... Read »

7 Delusions about Family Business and 5 Ways to Overcome Them

If you’re in business, conflict is inevitable. And if it’s a family business, conflict is even more difficult to manage. Family business comes with a deeper, more complex ecosystem of relationships that raises the stakes in conflict situations. Family members depend... Read »

Blessings of Business Ownership

With all the worries of business ownership, our goal with this month’s blogpost is to focus on being thankful and specifically on the blessings of business ownership. We wanted to look beyond the one we all know and love—“being your own boss.”  We Googled “being... 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 »

Management and Leadership – Which is Better?

Do you manage your business or do you lead it?  Management and leadership are both necessary; if you’re the owner, chances are you do both.     What’s the difference between management and leadership?   Managing involves things like budgets, cutting... Read »