The 3 Components of a Winning Growth Plan

Everyone knows that in order to do well in business, you have to have a plan.  And yet, many entrepreneurs never put one in place. Are you one of them? And even if you’re one of the proud few who has a plan, how’s it working for you?  Does it adequately reflect your... Read »

5 Reasons You Need a Strategic Plan in Your Business

Imagine how you’d react if you hired a general contractor to build a home, and he refused to use blueprints.  If he said, “You know, I’m just gonna use instinct and gut on this one”—as opposed to effective strategy, planning, measurement, and management. How long... Read »

The 7 things a business coach knows that can help your business

Last week I discussed 8 of the top 9 FAQ’s about business coaching and 8 of the top 9 reasons to improve your business, your profit, and your lifestyle immediately. Here’s the 9th frequently asked question about getting a business coach that’s right for you and your... Read »

9 Reasons to Use a Business Advisor

You own a business because you had a vision of how it could be. Have you lost that vision? Does it seem naïve in the face of brutal reality? How do you know you’re doing everything you can, and doing it well, to make your company great? Here are the top 9 FAQ’s about... Read »

Turning Over the Reins of the Family Business

Susie and I always say that it takes a commitment to healthy relationships, positive communication, and a common vision to run a family business effectively. The leader of a family business must be able to understand and foster RQ, Relationship Intelligence not only... Read »

Put Highly Efficient Processes In Your Business

IndyCar pit stops are an amazing example of efficient processes! By making pit stops, cars can: Carry less fuel Be lighter and faster Use softer tires that wear faster but provide more grip Few things in business are less glamorous than reviewing your processes and... Read »