Business Growth Simplified
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. National, regional, and local organizations catering to small businesses have partnered with us to offer these tools.
Turning Your Vision into Reality
This is a topic I was asked to revisit for an upcoming presentation. Back in 2010 I gave the same presentation to the Tampa Bay Inventors Council and it was well received. Not sure how many people heeded my advice, but what I presented then is still and will always be the difference between success and failure with anyone with an idea.
Several weeks back I wrote a post titled Entrepreneurs Build an Asset NOT Just a Job . In it I began to present the difference between small business owners and entrepreneurs. While there are many differences and similarities I find a key competency of an entrepreneur is the ability to understand the necessity of scalability and sustainability in a business.
The Small Business Growth Matrix was launched more than a year ago. Since then I have written many posts about small business growth. If you’ve been following, I hope you have learned a lot. In applying the model day-to-day to clients, I too have learned a lot. I have learned enough so I can boil down the essence of Churchill and Lewis’ small business growth model to a few very powerful components.
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.
Too often I find those beginning a new business asking the wrong questions.
OK, so you’ve figured out that you are stuck in no-mans land. You understand the goal and objectives to achieve the self-sustainability stage of the growth cycle and are working on it. But, when you get there you will be faced with a critical decision – do you grow your business beyond this point or just settle into a rhythm and step away?