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Have You Learned to Think Like a Business Owner?

Have You Learned to Think Like a Business Owner?

The Employee Scenarios Defined

Several events recently occurred with client businesses that have made me take a step back and really try to understand why business owners make some of the decisions that they do!  For nearly a year I have been advising one client to put better employee systems in place. …

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5 Reasons to Make Business Self-Sustainability a Priority

5 Reasons to Make Business Self-Sustainability a Priority

Business self-sustainability is one of the key topic I write about regularly.  That’s because there are so many benefits that you get by focusing on business self-sustainability. The last post titled, How Big Do You Need to Grow Your Business for Self-Sustainability?, I showed how little business growth is really necessary to have business self-sustainability. …

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5 Steps for Creating Accountability in Your Business

5 Steps for Creating Accountability in Your Business

Creating Accountability is Critical to Business Growth

I talk with small business owners struggling with employee issues all the time.  .  I often hear “Oh, that stuff is just for big companies.  We only have 10 employees.”

Their mistake is that if business growth is really the goal, then they need to start thinking more like a big company.…

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How Does Accountability Impact Business Execution

How Does Accountability Impact Business Execution

Accountability was 1 of the 10 items mentioned in the previous post titled Business Execution – 10 Things Make You More Effective.  But why is accountability important to business execution?

According to Webster’s Dictionary, accountability is defined as “an obligation or willingness to accept responsibility or to account for one’s actions.”

In the post, accountability was introduced as hold yourself accountable first and then others. …

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Why Business Execution in Critical to Successful Growth

Why Business Execution in Critical to Successful Growth

Businesses plan for growth all the time.  The difference between the successful ones is that they executed the plan! 

It seems kind of simple.  But, how many times have you planned something and then never followed through?  Business execution is just a fancy word for “follow through.”

Business execution takes commitment and discipline. …

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

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Why Passion is Critical for Business Success

Why Passion is 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.…

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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.…

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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.  …

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