Growth Produces Complexity—Changes You Can Make to Manage It

Growth in your small business is great… but growth produces complexity. When your business is small you have a small number of functions. But as profit and sales grow and the number of employees grows, the need for more and specialized functions also grows. HR needs... Read »

Lessons and Missteps from 10 Years in Business Coaching

Only about 1/3 of small businesses survive to their 10th year. Those that do are here for the long haul. So reaching a 10 year anniversary is worth a sizeable celebration, not just because you survived but because of what you learned along the way. If only we’d known... Read »

Scarcity Mentality in Small Business

Roger has an abundance mentality. I have more of a scarcity mentality. As Roger’s wife and fellow business owner, I’m exposed to the abundance thinking regularly… thankfully. What does a scarcity mentality look like? I’m fearful of not having enough… that the world... 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 »

Here’s how to enjoy your business owner role more

Virtually every business owner I coach is encumbered with tasks he or she doesn’t want to do. Makes sense. You got into the business because you loved the work but over time, to make your business work you had to take on many other functions – sales, invoicing,... Read »

13 Ways to Declutter Your Workspace

Are there piles of papers and storage boxes visible in your office? Do you feel proud when you look out across your workplace? Do your employees take pride in their workplace? What do customers see when they walk into your business? Is clutter costing you customers?... Read »