Monthly Archives: July 2012

Excuse Me, What Is It You Can’t Do?

Excuse Me, What Is It You Can’t Do?

Creating Success Means Getting Past Your Negative “Personal Speak” After last week’s leadership post titled “Do You Have the Courage to be the Leader Your Business Needs?” I’ve had a lot of conversations about the big part a small business owner’s personal growth plays in business growth.  No argument here at all. During the same ... Read More
 
Do You Have the Courage to be the Leader Your Business Needs?

Do You Have the Courage to be the Leader Your Business Needs?

With the passing of Stephen Covey, of 7 Habits of Effective People fame, I have been in deep thought about the impact self-improvement has on leadership and business growth.  I was an early advocate of Covey’s model, as I felt it simplified a very complex problem we all have – in what order do we ... Read More
 
2 Skills Create Entrepreneurship on the Beach

2 Skills Create Entrepreneurship on the Beach

Been at the beach for a short vacation this weekend and made a surprising observation. It doesn’t matter how big or small an establishment, if you think like an entrepreneur you can build a self-sustaining business!  What are the things that move a business owner in the direction of entrepreneur? While here at the beach ... Read More
 
3 Reasons Growth is Hard for Small Business Owners

3 Reasons Growth is Hard for Small Business Owners

If you are a small business owners struggling with the growth of your business there are 3 potential strategic factors that are keeping you from small business growth. Do you fully understand your desired personal outcome for your business? Do you understand the cause and effect impact of your decisions on their business? Do you ... Read More
 
3 Questions You Must Answer to Successfully Exit Your Business

3 Questions You Must Answer to Successfully Exit Your Business

I attend a lot of meetings and seminars focused on exit planning.  But, most fall short because they only focus on the transactional portion of the process. In fact, if you follow the advice that I’ve been posting for more than 2 ½ years now, you’ll get there!  Then all that transactional stuff will be ... Read More