Monthly Archives: March 2012

Getting Beyond the “Survival Stage” of Growth in Your Business

Getting Beyond the “Survival Stage” of Growth in Your Business

Ok, over the past 4 weeks I have laid the foundation for successfully growing your small business and becoming  an entrepreneur.  So what’s next?  Well, you might think understanding  each stage of the growth cycle would make sense.  On the surface this is a good place to start, but I find most small business owners are mired in the survival stage, or what I call “no man’s land,” so I want to start there.…

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Small Business Management: A Key to Business Growth

Small Business Management: A Key to Business Growth

In the post Small Business Growth Simplified I reintroduced Churchill and Lewis’ small business growth model.  In it they describe how 2 sets of factors (owner and company factors) impact a business’ ability to grow.   Small business management is the way the company factors are achieved.…

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Leadership – A Critical Success Factor in Small Business Growth

Leadership – A Critical Success Factor in Small Business Growth

 

Leadership is a discipline that have I studied most of my adult life from ROTC to the Air Force to Business, and finally as an adult leader with the Boy Scouts of America.  One of my favorite quotes on leadership is the Successories® poster:

 

The Essence of Leadership

“A true leader has the confidence to stand alone, the courage to make tough decisions, and the compassion to listen to the needs of others. 

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