Your business strategy is a primary differentiator that is easily visible to your marketplace. Although a client may not readily be able to identify a point of difference between you and your competitor as a business strategy, it is one of the few mechanisms by which buying assessments are made. Given that, it's important to get your strategy right.Read More
Tags: Small Business Strategy
Albert Einstein wrote, "Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited, whereas imagination embraces the entire world, stimulating progress, giving birth to evolution."Read More
Tags: Business Growth
Today's small business owners are grappling with uncommon levels of complexity. As one colleague so aptly put it, "We have overwhelmed entrepreneurs coming out of the woodwork from all directions."Read More
Your mind is a beautiful thing. It ignites ideas, sparks inspiration, and illuminates direction. One's mind can also be a bit tragic. It has the power to elevate anxiety, destroy self-confidence, and flame the fire of your worst fears. It shrinks goals, minimizes efforts, and brings to fruition that which one most fears.Read More
What would you say if I told you that putting a business strategy in place before unearthing 10 hours a week is very much like "putting the cart before the horse." (As my Mom would say.)Read More
With business becoming increasingly complex, business owners are faced with a variety of challenges — the most prevalent being overwhelmed by all there is to do in a day. This distressing situation is a far cry from what many of us thought growing a business would be like.Read More
Business strategy...what is it, really!? And, is my small business even big enough to warrant a strategy?
These are only a few of the questions that arise during a meeting between a business owner and his or her business strategist.
Most businesses — large and small — struggle with strategy. What is it? How is one created? Who's involved? And, finally, what's the big deal...especially when you've survived for several years without one.Read More
Every business experiences "growing pains" as it moves from infancy to adolescence and finally, maturity. Whether or not your business grows out of its awkward stage depends — on lots of things — starting with the pain itself.Read More
Business is becoming increasingly complex. And, just like "it takes a village" to raise a child, it takes an armada to grow a business.
This is the very reason we launched mastermind groups — to bring together a flotilla of like-minded business owners to share insights, experience, knowledge, and encouragement unavailable when growing your business in a silo.Read More
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While "executing" my morning routine, I realized my crack of dawn habit was messed up. Designed to fuel, energize, and sustain me, it did little to prepare me for the day ahead.
I run hard throughout the day. Besides being a business coach, I'm a business owner, wife, house and yard manager, chef, housekeeper, sister, aunt, grandma, godmother, and friend. It's exhilarating...and exhausting.Read More