3 Stages to Rapidly Achieving a Self-Sustaining Business

Distractions

Last week I introduced the correlation between the growth cycle and creating a self-sustaining business in my post “What Is a Self-Sustaining Business?”.  This week I’d like to share how to begin moving toward making your business … [Read more...]

What Is a Self-Sustaining Business?

Man in Gears

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 … [Read more...]

5 Owner Competencies Required for Rapid Business Growth

Business Growth Improves with Planning

There are dozens of articles and blog posts written every day about what you need to really grow a business.  Most tout the most obvious aspect – more money and financing; better marketing; added sales; a raving customer; etc. Tell me something I … [Read more...]

5 Steps to Establishing a Repeatable and Sustainable Business

Manager Delegating

In a previous post titled Getting Beyond the “Survival Stage” of Growth in Your Business, I touched on the process by which you begin building systems which your business can operate on its own.  Here I want to focus on how you actually do … [Read more...]

Entrepreneurs Build an Asset NOT Just a Job

house-of-cards

I picked this topic because I am up to my neck in interviews this week.  A client finally admitted he didn’t want to do his job any more so we are trying to find his replacement.  An example of how many small business owners start a business for a … [Read more...]

5 Competencies of an Entrepreneur vs. Small Business Owner

Bald Eagle in Flight

About a week ago I received a really good article “Is there a difference between entrepreneurs and business owners?”  It states what I’ve said for years as people throw around the term “entrepreneur” like it’s something that you wake up one day and … [Read more...]

No Man’s Land – Stuck Between Small Business Survival and Success

storm-brewing-small

A great family and friends, beautiful home, nice cars, regular vacations, all the material things you could ever want.  Your life is a dream.  Sound familiar or like what you want for your life? I meet small business owners all the time that live … [Read more...]