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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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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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What Is a Self-Sustaining Business?

What Is a Self-Sustaining Business?

I talk about a creating self-sustaining business all the time.  In fact, it’s what we do a DE, Inc.!

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?…

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Tuning Your Revenue Engine – A Real World Story

Last week I discussed how fear of taking action can be the killer of dreams.  One reason business owners don’t take action is they don’t understand the cause and effect of their business actions.

The week before last I wrote about how you can manage using operational metrics rather than just your financials.  …

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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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Finding Your Business’ Growth Stage!

Finding Your Business’ Growth Stage!

Last week I set the stage for understanding contributing factors to growth.  Also, it’s important to understand what’s required in each of these factors changes as you move through the stage of growth.

But if you don’t understand where you are currently, how do you know what you need to focus on to move your business up the growth cycle? …

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Transitioning from Inventor to Entrepreneur

Transitioning from Inventor to Entrepreneur

Turing 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.…

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Small Business Growth FACTS

Small Business Growth FACTS

Here are some interesting facts that I have uncovered while researching my posts, e-Books, and  upcoming business book that are very revealing.

Put yourself in the upper end of these categories by applying our strategic planning methodology.…

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