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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 self-sustainability 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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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. …

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What’s Your Greatest Challenge in Exiting Your Business?

What’s Your Greatest Challenge in Exiting Your Business?

Is Your Business Ready for You to Leave?

Last week I post a question, “What’s Your Greatest Challenge in Exiting Your Business?”, on LinkedIn.  My intent was to get some feedback before writing the next few weeks’ posts on “exit/succession planning.”

While I got a few interesting comments, which I plan to write on later. …

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6 Step to Creating A High-Impact Growth Strategy

6 Step to Creating A High-Impact Growth Strategy

I have advocated for years that growing a small business is a defined and repeatable process.  The past few weeks I shared all the definitive research and available resource to support my premise.

My hope is you now have an appreciation for the fact that small business growth is easier than most people think. …

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Do You Really Know What You’re Chasing?

Do You Really Know What You’re Chasing?

I was attending a local networking event today.  The presenter was a local serial-entrepreneur that shared his most recent success story and his philosophy on what he felt was important to entrepreneurial success.

Everything he said was right on point and what I have experienced myself over the years. …

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Leadership’s Most Important Factor

Leadership’s Most Important Factor

Last week a local story caught my attention as it exemplified the question often asked about leadership.  What is the most important factor that influences good leadership?

A coach from a local high school with an tremendous record was hired by a major university to become an assistant coach. …

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Protecting You Most Precious Resource

Protecting You Most Precious Resource

The most precious resource a business owner has seems to be the one that we protect the least – OUR TIME!!!  Funny thing is, everyone starts with the same amount of time every day.  Yet some people can make millions while others seem to struggle just to breakeven.…

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