Foundation

Do You Think Like a Small Business Owner or Entrepreneur?

2021-02-23T15:24:22-07:00Entrepreneurship, Foundation, Personal Growth, Survival|

The Employee Scenarios Defined Several events recently occurred with client businesses that made me take a step back and really try to understand a why small business owner makes some of the decisions that they [...]

Inventor vs Entrepreneur: Transitioning to Turn Your Vision into Reality

2020-09-02T11:43:55-07:00Entrepreneurship, Foundation, Personal Growth|

Inventor vs entrepreneur 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 [...]

4 Things to Build a Great Operation in the Foundation Stage

2021-02-23T16:33:16-07:00Featured, Foundation, need keyword, Operations|

This week let’s get back to looking at the strategic objectives within each business function as you move your business along the growth model.  So, far we’ve looked at marketing and sales.  Now let's see [...]

Listening – The Best Marketing for Startups

2015-12-04T19:33:01-07:00Featured, Foundation, Sales & Marketing|

Marketing for startups is often difficult because small business owners don’t understand the difference between sales and marketing. (see my previous post Sales Slump? Do You Have the Right Resource Assigned?).  Marketing for startups is [...]

Selling for Startups – 3 Critical Questions Every Business Must Answer

2021-02-23T15:28:31-07:00Featured, Foundation, Sales & Marketing|

If you’ve been following along on our blog then you are already familiar with the business growth cycle.  This week we want to begin looking functionally at what you should be doing within each phase [...]

Build an Asset NOT Just a Job – Entrepreneurship

2021-02-23T15:22:12-07:00Business Growth, Entrepreneurship, Foundation, Strategy|

Do you work your business like a job for a paycheck or do you build an asset which will generate wealth like an on-going annuity for you and your family? This is what keeps small business ownership [...]

How to Have Success – Getting Out of Your Own Way!

2019-12-14T08:41:51-07:00Featured, Foundation, need keyword, Personal Growth|

Recent activity in my consulting business has revolved around a number of start-up companies.  It has made me revisit the foundation of the small business growth cycle once again.  One of the observation I that [...]