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The Small Business Owners Guide to What to Do When

Posted by Jackie Nagel, Synnovatia

Working longer hours creates more work than it accomplishes.

There! I've said it and there's no take backs.

It reminds me of a lecture I attended sometime in the early 80's (likely before you were born). Judge Ziglar, Zig Ziglar's brother, was speaking at an event in Fargo, ND. (Yes, people who hail from Fargo do sound like the movie.)

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Tags: Best Practices, Performance

6 Quick Fixes for Self-Induced Stress for the Small Business Owner

Posted by Jackie Nagel, Synnovatia

Stress! It's the constant companion of most of us as small business owners. It's the mental and physical response to threats or demands — most of which we bring on ourselves. Ugh!

You can likely name the common manifestations of pressure and tension off the top of your head. Like a pair of scruffy, old house shoes, the symptoms have been around for quite awhile. They're very familiar.

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Tags: Best Practices, Performance

On Certainty

Posted by Jackie Nagel, Synnovatia

Certainty for a small business entrepreneur is essential. Without it, resources are wasted. Time is frittered away on busy work. Procrastination is a constant companion. And, confidence in one's ability to achieve success easily erodes.

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Tags: Best Practices, Attitude

The Small Business Owners' Secret Weapon

Posted by Jackie Nagel, Synnovatia

I love a good secret — especially when it's camouflaged in strategies, goals, and planning. And, when it all but guarantees achievement of business goals, count me in!

As it turns out, the secret to attaining our small business goals, isn't so secret after all.

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Tags: Small Business Success, Best Practices, Performance

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

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

5 Ways to Overcome the Agonizing Discomfort of Entrepreneurship

Posted by Jackie Nagel, Synnovatia

Stress. Anxiety. Overwhelm. Call it what you want, running a small business can be extremely uncomfortable. (Heck, writing this blog is uncomfortable.) And, if we’re not paying attention, the discomfort experienced prompts us to disconnect from whatever we’re working on. Sadly, this pattern of disconnection negatively influences our ability to perform.

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Tags: Goal Achievement, Best Practices, Growing Pains

The Small Business Benefits of a Disciplined "No"

Posted by Jackie Nagel, Synnovatia


Most entrepreneurs readily admit to being disciplined. In fact, for many it’s a badge of honor. After all, what else propelled you to your destination more than determination and discipline?

Yet, thumb through our calendars or peek through our browser history and one might think differently. Are we truly disciplined or, as my business coach put it, are we…

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Tags: Business Success, Goal Achievement, Best Practices

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