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The Successful Succession

February 15th, 2019 by

If you fail to plan, you plan to fail. That’s why it’s never too early to start protecting your business, your family, and your employees. What is the difference between a dream and a goal? While many shop owners dream about selling their shop and retiring, for most, a dream is all it is. Why?

When is Enough Enough?

January 31st, 2019 by

Today I’m going to talk about a pressing question that some of our more successful clients have, and that question is simple: When is enough enough? Basically, these people started out with small shops, and they were motivated, and innovative, and all these things. Today, they’ve really succeeded beyond their wildest dreams. If their 60-

Why Does Consulting Work?

January 28th, 2019 by

This week I want to talk about why consulting works. Consulting isn’t a perfect business. It doesn’t work every time, and goodness knows, nobody knows better than we do that consultants have a very poor reputation. But applied correctly and done right, consulting does allow a lot of businesses to really make improvements. So, why

Find Email Annoying? Here’s Why You Shouldn’t

January 21st, 2019 by

A lot of business owners I speak with say they’re annoyed by email, and hesitate to send it to their prospects or clients so they don’t get annoyed too. I’m pushing back on this. Email is only annoying when it’s not relevant (helpful, entertaining, interesting). I’d argue that all marketing is that way — not

How To Immediately Become A Better Leader

January 14th, 2019 by

Here’s a quick tip to address how to immediately become a better leader: Something that we notice about business leaders compared to non-business leaders is that business leaders talk all the time. But if you want to be a better leader immediately, and you want to get more results out of your people and out

How To Improve Morale In Your Business

January 10th, 2019 by

In your typical small business model, the owners or senior executives make all the decisions, and the second tier of key employees and everyone else just goes along with it like good boys and girls. But this is a perverse way of thinking, because although that top tier is making all the decisions, it’s everyone

Maintaining a Strong Company Culture as You Grow

January 8th, 2019 by

Company culture — we talk about it frequently in our posts. It’s an important factor in attracting new employees, and in keeping your existing staff happy and productive. A good company culture encourages growth, and especially in a growth spurt, the culture will change, so it’s important to understand how to keep those changes positive.

New Year’s Resolutions and What To Do Next

January 3rd, 2019 by

This week, I want to talk about New Year’s resolutions, and what to do next. First of all, forget about New Year’s resolutions. They don’t work. Don’t waste your time. Setting goals is very different from setting New Year’s resolutions, and of course, we talk about how to set goals all the time on this

Year-End Review

December 31st, 2018 by

Another year is ending but before we go, it is time to stop and take advantage of the two opportunities that transition brings. First, we need to review the past year and evaluate our performance. In fact, it doesn’t hurt to take a little extra time and review the past decade. That will be challenging