Monthly Archives: February 2011

Marketing on a Shoestring

Marketing on a Shoestring

When I was first asked to participate on this panel, I thought, “WOW things really have come full circle!” You see, I started my business back in 1991 on a shoestring.  I had no marketing experience having just got out of the Air Force. …

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A Few Simple Things Bring Success

Success doesn’t just happen. It’s a takes a lot of hard work. But, that hard work needs to be focused like a laser on what success means to you. Once you know what it looks like, it becomes a passion, a force more powerful than anything you can imagine helping you accomplish things you never thought possible!…

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Knowing Your Operational Capacity:

Avoid Blowing Your Revenue Engine

Do you know exactly how much money your current operation can produce?  Over a 90 day period in 2009  I presented our “Tuning Your Revenue Engine” seminar to more than 100 business owners and professionals.  Less than a handful actual knew the maximum capacity of their business. …

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Have You Created An Impending Storm for Your Early Stage Business?

Have You Created An Impending Storm for Your Early Stage Business?

photo by Rachel Gardner

Financing in the startup stage is always a challenge.  In this posting entitled Chinese Math,  yoursmallbusinessgrowth.com regular contributing writers, Frank Gnisci, gives a great account of market forecast fallacies created in many startup business plans.  Too frequently small business owners don’t realize the time and resources required to meet the number of customers that they are forecasting. …

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A Great Stress Reducer

A Great Stress Reducer

At the end of January 2010 I switched to a “smart phone” as my PDA began acting up and the cellular carrier price wars rage on. As I look to see how some of the time management tools I have used for years work on my new device, an associate asked if I had ever read “Getting Things Done” by David Allen. …

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At What Stage is Your Small Business Growth?

At What Stage is Your Small Business Growth?

As introduced in my previous posting, The Search for Growth Continues, I concluded that a 5 stage model for your small business growth, much like the one described by Neil C. Churchill and Virginia L. Lewis in their Harvard Business Review whitepaper entitled The Five Stages of Business Growth, would be the easiest for most small business owners to understand. …

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