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Discipline – One Skill Every Successful Business Owner Has Mastered

Discipline – One Skill Every Successful Business Owner Has Mastered

I constantly get feedback and comments on how much sense the DE, Inc. SPARC Business Growth process and our approaches to business growth and business self-sustainability make for small business owner.  However, I have struggled for years to understand why small business owners won’t apply the advice and the process to achieve their goals. Recently ... Read More
 
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 ... Read More
 
Why Business Execution is Critical to Successful Business Growth

Why Business Execution is Critical to Successful Business 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.  So does ... Read More
 
Self-Awareness – Your First Step to Breakthrough Success

Self-Awareness – Your First Step to Breakthrough Success

Last week’s post The Major Barrier to Executing Your Strategic Plan, talked about self-awareness as a key to moving your business’ agenda forward.  Mentioning self-awareness increased my self-awareness and I saw several posts this week on the topic. Each of the posts that I read was very good.  They discussed self-awareness in the context of ... Read More
 
Leadership and Management – An Example of the Difference

Leadership and Management – An Example of the Difference

Last week’s post titled The First Step in Improving Leadership for Your Small Business was an overwhelming success as it created an incredible dialog around what is the difference between leadership and management.  I want to thank the dozen or more people that commented on the post and contributed to better refining and understanding of ... Read More
 
3 Ways Clear Vision Contributes to Your Business Growth

3 Ways Clear Vision Contributes to Your Business Growth

Vision is passion documented.  And passion is a powerful motivator.  In a previous post titled Why So Many Small Business Owners are Unhappy, I discussed how many entrepreneurs get distracted by the day-to-day operation of the business and lose the passion that drove them in the beginning.  The reason this happens is because they have ... Read More
 
Why So Many Small Business Owners are Unhappy

Why So Many Small Business Owners are Unhappy

I have been doing some intensive thinking for marketing purpose this past week. In the process I stumbled upon an interesting realization about our target market – small business owners.  As I looked for what motivates our best prospects, I came to the conclusion that most got in business because of their passion.  This is ... Read More