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The Capacity to Excel: How Entrepreneurs Succeed On Purpose

Posted by Jackie Nagel, Synnovatia

Why do some skilled, gifted entrepreneurs struggle while other seemingly less talented, individuals succeed beyond your wildest dreams? It’s a real head scratcher — especially when hard work, time, and effort are feverishly invested.

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Tags: Best Practices, Mastermind Group

Join a Mastermind Group? Here’s What You Need to Know.

Posted by Jackie Nagel, Synnovatia

Joining a mastermind group has been part of many successful entrepreneurial schedules. From the likes of Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Edison, and Henry Ford to Bill Gates, gathering with like-minded business owners has been a hallmark of rewarding undertakings.

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Tags: Mastermind Group

Where No One Dares to Go: Inside The Mind of a Business Coach

Posted by Jackie Nagel, Synnovatia

Last Thursday, I hit a wall. It was late morning with lots of projects with my name on them. With little oomph to execute my well thought-out, time-sensitive plans, I became worried.

Fuzzy thinking. Lack of focus. Inability to become centered. Flitting from one task to another without traction or forward movement. Sound familiar? This medley of symptoms is much more common than we, small business owners, are willing to reveal.

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Tags: Business Coaching

Release Your Inner Franklin: 4 Tips to Develop a Lifelong Learning Strategy

Posted by Jackie Nagel, Synnovatia

Charles Darwin once said, “It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one most adaptable to change.”

If there was ever a time to be adaptable to change it is NOW. Driven by digital transformation, no one can rest on his or her laurels.

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Tags: Business Success, Goal Achievement, Best Practices

How Do Your Clients Describe Your Customer Service Experience?

Posted by Jackie Nagel, Synnovatia

Who hasn’t banged their phone on their desk while being rerouted through a tortuous telephone tree currently known as “customer service.” Press 3. Enter your pin. Follow with the # sign. Ugh!

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Tags: Business Success, Goal Achievement, Best Practices

What You Need to Know About Small Business Automation

Posted by Jackie Nagel, Synnovatia

It was early in my business when I realized I was repeatedly performing the same tasks. Frankly, it felt a bit like a scene from the 1993 movie classic, “Groundhog Day.”

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Tags: Business Success, Goal Achievement, Best Practices

How to Boost  Consumer Engagement with Mobile Trends in Small Business

Posted by Jackie Nagel, Synnovatia

Over the course of the next few years, you can expect your business to run dramatically different, thanks in part, to mobile trends in small business. What does this mean for you and your business? Plenty! Whether it’s their smartphone, iPad, or laptop, consumers are on the move. If you’re willing to adapt to meet their changing needs, your business will flourish.

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Tags: Business Trends, Business Planning, Business Growth, Marketing

How to Make the Most of New Technology Trends

Posted by Jackie Nagel, Synnovatia

Small business owners can be overwhelmed by new trends in technology. We’re puzzled – not because we lack the IQ – but rather our days are bursting with business activities. Finding spare time to research new technology is a challenge. Even more overwhelming is implementing and integrating new technology in a filled-to-capacity enterprise. Rather than risk making a wrong turn (e.g., costly), we do nothing…and risk business survival.

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Tags: Business Trends, Performance

Plagued by Uncertainty? Take Your Small Business BIG!

Posted by Jackie Nagel, Synnovatia

The recent election has put many small business owners on edge. The election of an unknown, untested President adds an element of uncertainty to the economy’s future. This was evident in many coaching conversations the past few days.

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Tags: Motivation, Attitude

Don't Fail Because Your Small Business Lacks Accountability!

Posted by Jackie Nagel, Synnovatia

Accountability within a small business is more important than ever before. With the ever-increasing complexity in the day-to-day running of a business, staying on track to the successful conclusion of a goal is a challenge.

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Tags: Small Business Growth, Attitude