How to Grow Your Business

Partner with your employer

| January 20, 2016 | 0 Comments

Assuming you do not work for a Fortune 1000 company or a government agency many employment situations lend themselves to partnering opportunities.  I have personally always looked for employees that I could make partners knowing they could make exponentially more as a partner. Why?  Partners don’t just turn their brains on 8 hours a day [...]

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Guaranteed Growth for Your Company in 2016

| December 31, 2015 | 0 Comments

Too many businesses I have found continue selling products or offering services that are no longer profitable. This happens because the owner or management does not know that in fact these products or services are no longer profitable. How does this happen because they don’t Know Their Numbers. Do you know your profit margins on [...]

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Are You Giving Your Company Its Annual Physical?

Are You Giving Your Company Its Annual Physical?

| November 30, 2015 | 0 Comments

As the year is reaching a close are you giving your company its annual physical? What goals did you set that you have achieved? What goals did you not meet and why? If you had to start you company over again which employees would you hire again, and which ones would you not bring along [...]

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Perfect is the Enemy of Good: Beta Testing Your Business

| September 29, 2015 | 0 Comments

May I Take Your Order? vs. How Can I Help You? Name your top 3 favorite restaurants. How often have you visited them in the last month? My guess would be that you have visited McDonalds or another fast food restaurant more than once in the last month. Companies like McDonalds are the most profitable [...]

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Small Business Advertising: 4 Simple Ways to Get More Customers

| July 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

Advertising isn’t just for Madison Avenue—now, more than ever, can small businesses use proven advertising strategies and tactics to reach their local audiences. Last week, I told you how to identify the right customer. But how do you connect? First, calculate your ad budget. Now let’s get the message out! Below are a few fundamentals [...]

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You’re Doing It All Wrong: The Best Way to Find a Job

You’re Doing It All Wrong: The Best Way to Find a Job

| June 30, 2015 | 0 Comments

You will never find a job. That is the honest truth. Jobs are not found, they are earned and created by job applicants. For those of you who have been scrolling through Craigslist and tailoring their LinkedIn accounts, you are wasting your time. If you just “need a job” that is fine, but when will [...]

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New Year’s Resolution: A New Vision Statement

New Year’s Resolution: A New Vision Statement

| December 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

I hope you took my last post to heart and planned out a little time to retracing the successes of last year. I also hope you are taking more time to spend with your family too. But if you are anything like me, I am sure you will be thinking about the business anyways. It’s [...]

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Why Small Business Owners Get Paid Less Than Minimum Wage

| October 18, 2014

I was coaching a client just yesterday who owns a wilderness business (deer and turkey hunts) and had mentioned how he just spent 5 days up in a cabin escorting out of town hunters around helping them land a big trophy piece. What bothered me about this scenario was that the one and only goal [...]

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How Small Businesses Can Think Like Big Businesses: Part 2

| October 11, 2014

Are you leveraging your client base? How many clients do you have and what is their profile? Are they high end buyers? Do they require high level customer service? The point is when you have an ideal client that you have been able to attract and satisfy you need to leverage this with additional offerings. [...]

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How Small Businesses Can Think and Be Like Big Businesses: Part 1

| October 4, 2014

LEVERAGING Using something already present to gain an advantage is my understanding and use of leverage as I could not find a suitable definition. Small businesses need to think like large companies in many areas and the first is the use of leveraging existing assets to grow another profit stream. Some simple ways this can [...]

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