Yearly Archives: 2013

Successful Entrepreneurship is Hard Work!

Successful Entrepreneurship is Hard Work!

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.…

 
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. …

 
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 self-sustainability stages I would recommend that you watch the short video below before you read on.…

 
PASSION: Why It’s Critical for Business Success

PASSION: Why It’s 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.…

 

Answering 4 Questions Makes Your Revenue Goal More Achievable

What would it be worth to know exactly what every person in your business needs to do to achieve your revenue goal for next year?  Imagine if every person’s objectives were set specifically to support the revenue goal!  It’s actually simpler than you might think.…

 
5 Things You Can Do Now to Improve Revenue Next Year

5 Things You Can Do Now to Improve Revenue Next Year

Well fourth quarter is here. While many will scramble to hit their revenue goals, if they’re not on track yet it’s probably because they started too late last year.  So, this year start earlier to improve revenue next!!!

Most sales managers will tell you, if the sales aren’t already in the pipeline, hitting your goal is a shot in the dark.  …

 
Understanding Strategy vs Tactics: A Key to Business Growth

Understanding Strategy vs Tactics: A Key to Business Growth

The debate over strategy vs tactics rages on and on.  It is an important topic, and I will show you why in a moment.  However, if you ask any trusted adviser you’ll find that everyone has a little different opinion.  And even worse, usually uses their perspective to explain the difference of strategy vs.…

 
Thank You and You’re Welcome – Please!!!

Thank You and You’re Welcome – Please!!!

I read a random post by an old friend on Facebook last night.  She’s not a big blogger.  But, her Facebook posts are always entertaining.

So, when I saw that she had posted a blog.  I thought this should be a good laugh. …

 
The Industrial Giants

The Industrial Giants

5 Characteristics of a Great Entrepreneurship

The History Channel has a mini-series called The Men Who Built America which exemplifies entrepreneurship at its best through the industrial giants of the industrial revolution.  The series provides a historic account of the industrial giants John D.…

 
8 Critical Factors for Any Succession Plan

8 Critical Factors for Any Succession Plan

As I presented in my previous post Succession Planning vs. Exit Planning Which Do You Use?, the primary goal of any succession plan is leadership transfer.  So, you can imagine that things can get a little tricky.

One of the biggest reasons is that most succession plan checklists out there seem to focus on the transaction aspects of the transfer.…

 
How to Get the Most Out of Life

How to Get the Most Out of Life

My wife paid me the highest compliment this week. And she didn’t even realize she did it .

We were on vacation and just browsing the shops on the beach.  She saw the little card in the photo and said “hey Dino, this has you written all over it!”

I read the card and instantly took a photo of it with my phone.  …

 
Succession Planning vs. Exit Planning Which Do You Use?

Succession Planning vs. Exit Planning Which Do You Use?

Often the terms succession planning and exit planning get used interchangeably.  However, there is a definitive difference between the two. It’s important as a business owner that you understand the difference.

  • Succession planning focuses on transferring the power or leadership of a company.
 
Successful Succession Planning – 9 Things to Consider!

Successful Succession Planning – 9 Things to Consider!

Succession planning is something too many small business owners think about too late!  Many don’t even think about succession planning because they believe that they will just sell their and that’s the end of it.

However, even with the sale of a business succession planning is critical. …

 
3 Stages to Rapidly Scale Your Business

3 Stages to Rapidly Scale Your Business

In the post “What Is a Self-Sustaining Business?” the correlation between the growth cycle and creating a self-sustaining business introduced.  Here I’d like to share how to scale your business to make it self-sustaining!

Achieving a self-sustaining business is simple enough. …

 
What Is a Self-Sustaining Business?

What Is a Self-Sustaining Business?

Growing a self-sustaining business is the core of the Business Growth Simplified business philosophy! It is the focus of everything we do. That means we…

Assist small business owners in growing a self-sustaining business.

But, what does a self-sustaining business really look like, and how do you know that you’ve created one? …

 
Build a Successful Business by Asking the Right Question

Build a Successful Business by Asking the Right Question

To build a successful business is easier than most people think.  You just need to ask the right question that lead you there in the most direct way possible

Tonight I’ll be meeting a bunch of new people.  Most will be at the event because they are starting their journey to build a successful business.…

 
Cash Flow is KING: How to Monitor It Easily!

Cash Flow is KING: How to Monitor It Easily!

While cash flow is a regular topic here, it’s been a while since we hit the topic from a finance and accounting perspective.  While many small business owners find accounting to be tedious it is extremely important if you ever want to have success with your business.…

 
How to Increase Revenue by Year End

How to Increase Revenue by Year End

Will you hit your revenue goal for the year?  It’s 6 months into the year.  Do you know where you stand and what it will take to increase revenue so you hit your goal or what will it take to get there?

 
Does Good Leadership Meet Needs?

Does Good Leadership Meet Needs?

A few weeks back in my article title Answering the Hard Questions About Leadership, I asked the question “what is the nature of leadership?”  I received several dozen responses to the question via a variety of social media channels.

It was more than I expected. …

 
6 Questions That Help You Increase Revenue

6 Questions That Help You Increase Revenue

Recalibration to Increase Revenue

We’ve hit the mid-year point again.  Many small businesses are looking at their numbers and asking “can we get there from here?”  That depends, are you going to leave it to chance or are you going to aggressively manage it?