In spite of scientific research and hard data to back the importance of goal setting, few business owners actually track goals. In fact, more than 80 percent of the 300 small business owners surveyed for the Staples National Small Business Survey said that they don't keep track of their business goals. Yikes!Read More
I cut my entrepreneurial teeth on SMART goal setting. I loved it! All my goals were lined up and neatly organized with numbers, letters, and dates. This system of organizing my goals gave me direction, clarification, focus, and a sense of purpose—a reason to get up in the pre-dawn hours and work long past the sun setting behind the horizon…until recently.Read More
Technological advances the past several years have certainly helped smaller businesses. From reducing costs to minimizing delays, automation tools allow smaller entities to compete with the giants in their industry. Despite these improvements, you don’t want to be lulled into a false sense of security of what automation can do to help your business grow.Read More
Business development – the time set aside to work “on” rather than “in” our business. It’s the point when client projects, email, bookkeeping, and admin take a short-term sabbatical to make room for more serious planning and implementation. Not the kind of planning that’s make the day run more smoothly – although that’s important, too – it’s the kind of planning that keeps your business on the right track to your intended goals.Read More
Nothing is more exciting than the victory celebration following the achievement of a goal. For many small business owners goal achievement doesn't happen often enough. The solution is simple -- set goals you're willing to make a priority in your day.