What is Entrepreneurship?

What is Entrepreneurship?

For nearly a decade DE, Inc. has focused on helping small business owners prepare their businesses to operate without their direct day-to-day involvement.  We created an entire line of small business tools and small business training to assist with the process.  …

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12 Steps To Successful Entrepreneurship

12 Steps To Successful Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurship is a goal to which many wish to aspire.  But, why do so many fall short?  In my 2 decades of helping small business owners to grow their business here are 12 things that I often see overlooked.

1. Know what you want personally before you get started (personal goals)

When people start a business they do it for a reason. …

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Have You Learned to Think Like a Business Owner?

Have You Learned to Think Like a Business Owner?

The Employee Scenarios Defined

Several events recently occurred with client businesses that have made me take a step back and really try to understand why business owners make some of the decisions that they do!  For nearly a year I have been advising one client to put better employee systems in place. …

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5 Reasons to Make Business Self-Sustainability a Priority

5 Reasons to Make Business Self-Sustainability a Priority

Business self-sustainability is one of the key topic I write about regularly.  That’s because there are so many benefits that you get by focusing on business self-sustainability. The last post titled, How Big Do You Need to Grow Your Business for Self-Sustainability?, I showed how little business growth is really necessary to have business self-sustainability. …

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5 Steps for Creating Accountability in Your Business

5 Steps for Creating Accountability in Your Business

Creating Accountability is Critical to Business Growth

I talk with small business owners struggling with employee issues all the time.  .  I often hear “Oh, that stuff is just for big companies.  We only have 10 employees.”

Their mistake is that if business growth is really the goal, then they need to start thinking more like a big company.…

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How Does Accountability Impact Business Execution

How Does Accountability Impact Business Execution

Accountability was 1 of the 10 items mentioned in the previous post titled Business Execution – 10 Things Make You More Effective.  But why is accountability important to business execution?

According to Webster’s Dictionary, accountability is defined as “an obligation or willingness to accept responsibility or to account for one’s actions.”

In the post, accountability was introduced as hold yourself accountable first and then others. …

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Why Business Execution in Critical to Successful Growth

Why Business Execution in Critical to Successful Growth

Businesses plan for growth all the time.  The difference between the successful ones is that they executed the plan! 

It seems kind of simple.  But, how many times have you planned something and then never followed through?  Business execution is just a fancy word for “follow through.”

Business execution takes commitment and discipline. …

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10 Keys to a Success Business Plan

10 Keys to a Success Business Plan

I saw this article and infographic in Entrepreneur and said “they nailed it!”  You’ve heard me talk about business plans from time to time.  It’s not the plan that is important to you as a business owner.  It’s what you learn by going through the process that helps you!…

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Successful Entrepreneurship is Hard Work!

Successful Entrepreneurship is Hard Work!

Well, it’s global entrepreneurship week again!  I made a prediction a while back that developing successful entrepreneurship will be the next big bubble.

Not to be a negative nelly.  But, there is lots of hype around successful entrepreneurship these days.  And for good reason, there is a lot of upside with being an entrepreneur.…

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2 Major Contributors to Successful Entrepreneurship

2 Major Contributors to Successful Entrepreneurship

Next week is Global Entrepreneurship Week!

It’s hard to believe a year’s already gone by.  However, how have your aspiration to become an entrepreneur progressed.

If you follow any of my social media or blog posts you probably already know that my definition of entrepreneurship is a little more stringent than Webster’s Dictionary. …

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Creating Business Systems – Your Key to Self-Sustainability

Creating Business Systems – Your Key to Self-Sustainability

It is amazing how many businesses are stuck in stage 2 – the survival stage of growth.  What is it that causes this to become an obstacle to business owners developing a self-sustaining business?  In a word – MANAGEMENT!

If you aren’t already familiar with the stages  of the growth cycle or the main goal of the survival and success stages I would recommend that you watch the short video below before you read on.…

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Why Passion is Critical for Business Success

Why Passion is Critical for Business Success

This week I figured I would talk a little bit about the first step in the strategic planning process – defining your passion.  A while back I wrote a posted titled Why So Many Small Business Owners are Unhappy where I made an observation of why small business owners get dissatisfied by life and business.…

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