Succession Planning

Types of Succession Plans As we mentioned in last week’s post, there are two types of succession plans – the What-If Plan, and the Best-Case Scenario Plan. What’s the difference? The What-If Plan What would happen if you were killed or no longer able to work? Though no one wants to think about the What-If

The Successful Succession

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?

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?

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

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