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

If Everyone Is Responsible, No One Is

December 27th, 2018 by

Often, when you have multiple people working together, some important things can wind up being overlooked or forgotten. This happens a lot in small businesses, because people will say that it’s everybody’s responsibility to do marketing and business development, or it’s everybody’s responsibility to be looking after safety, or it’s everybody’s responsibility to make sure

Your Top Problem Isn’t What, It Is “Who”

December 24th, 2018 by

Many of our clients think they have a super innate gift for hiring, and they don’t. Worse, they don’t have a process for hiring. They treat recruiting and hiring as a necessary evil. But for most of you, you’re at a stage in your business careers now where it’s not about managing tasks anymore. It’s

Celebrating Safely: Tips for Planning Your Holiday Parties

December 17th, 2018 by

The winter holidays are coming — displays are already up in most stores, and Thanksgiving is only a couple weeks away. Parties and celebrations for you and your staff are coming soon. Some of you already have party plans in place — it’s not to soon to start thinking about it. Throwing a company celebration

Redefining Productivity In Your Business

December 13th, 2018 by

Last time, we talked about how CEOs spend their time. Today, we want to address how you can make more money in less of your time, which will give you a higher quality of life. Some people say, “How can you make more money in less of your time? That’s crazy! The only way to

How do Successful CEOs Spend Their Days?

December 10th, 2018 by

We talk all the time about how our clients can be more effective in their jobs, and the only way to be more effective as the leader of a small business is to simplify. Instead of taking on more and more, and working harder and harder, the only way to be really effective in your

How to Tell When You Need a Business Consultant

December 3rd, 2018 by

This week, I want to talk about how to tell when you might need a business consultant. This is different from a peer group, of course – this is focused one-on-one coaching with a business consultant. A lot of people think they need a lot of help, but really, they might just need a little