Managing Your Small Business Beyond Covid

Small business leaders have been managing in crisis for about 6 weeks. As signs point to the beginnings of an economic restart, it’s time to think about managing beyond Covid. Managing beyond Covid doesn’t mean we’re not managing in a crisis mode anymore. We’re... Read »

Managing Your Small Business Through Coronavirus

If you’re asking yourself whether you’re managing your small business through coronavirus well or not, then you’re probably doing pretty well. As small businesses, we know you can’t afford to shut down. Nor can you let everyone work from home. We know you want to do... Read »

Top 10 Tips for Your Small Business Strategic Plan

We recently read an article that said a small business strategic plan is a a waste of time. We say “how can you possibly know where your small business needs to go if you don’t have a strategic direction?” There is amazing confidence that comes from the sure knowledge... Read »

Firing Someone Can Mean You Care Enough About Them

  I talked to a business owner recently who had kept a woman as his office manager for 2 years when all along he knew she wasn’t good for his business. He hated the idea of firing someone. Finally he had the conversation with her to tell her that he was letting... Read »

Never Walk by a Mistake

For most of us, accountability only happens once frustration boils over! It’s not thoughtful and planned; rather, it’s reactionary and out of control. The 1st woman in US history to achieve the rank of 4-star general, Gen. Ann Dunwoody, said the most important lesson... Read »

When to Have an Accountability Conversation and How

Deciding if and when to have an accountability conversation with a team member is crucial in your small-mid size business. And once you decide to have an accountability conversation, there’s a process you can follow that will make it easier… even natural and... Read »