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3 Reasons You Get Stuck Growing Your Business?

2019-12-14T08:45:32-07:00By |Business Growth, Self-Sustainability, Slider|

In helping small business owners for more than 2 decades, I consistently see 3 distinct problems causing them to get frustrated as hell.  You're stuck growing your business because you have one or more of theses problems! Solve these problems and you get un-stuck growing your business! You probably [...]

Want an Absentee Owner Business? 3 Skill You Must Master

2019-12-14T08:49:02-07:00By |Self-Sustainability, Strategy, Succession_Exit|

Do you hope to take a vacation some day and not worry if your business will still be there when you return?  Then you need to set up for what I call business self-sustainability or what is referred to as an absentee owner business. If you’ve read any of [...]

How Big Do You Need to Grow Your Business For Self-Sustainability?

2019-04-29T10:50:20-07:00By |Featured, Self-Sustainability, Strategy, Succession_Exit|

In the past few weeks I have had several small business owners who I’ve met with that were interested in creating self-sustainability in their business.  They loved the idea that the freedom and independence which they wanted when they first started their business could be close at hand. They, [...]

CHANGE is the Main Purpose of Every Project

2018-02-10T11:05:03-07:00By |Featured, Personal Growth, Project Management, Self-Sustainability|

A good friend and associate of mine, Stacy Goff, has been saying for years that project managers are agents of change.  I’ve always believed this was true, however as I’ve begun my journey down the execution “rabbit hole” it has become even clearer. Think about it.  Why do you [...]

8 Critical Factors for Any Succession Plan

2019-12-14T08:57:56-07:00By |Featured, Human Resources, Leadership, Self-Sustainability, Succession_Exit|

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 [...]

Succession Planning vs. Exit Planning Which Do You Use?

2019-12-14T08:58:55-07:00By |Planning, Self-Sustainability, Strategy, Succession_Exit|

Often the terms succession planning and exit planning get used interchangeably.  However, there is a definitive difference between the two. It’s important as a business owner that you understand the difference. Succession planning focuses on transferring the power or leadership of a company. Exit planning focus on the transfer [...]

Successful Succession Planning – 9 Things to Consider!

2020-01-26T19:32:38-07:00By |Featured, Planning, Self-Sustainability, Strategy, Succession_Exit|

Succession planning is something too many small business owners think about too late!  Many don’t even think about succession planning because they believe that they will just sell their and that’s the end of it. However, even with the sale of a business succession planning is critical.  The buyer [...]

3 Stages to Rapidly Scale Your Business

2018-03-27T14:50:58-07:00By |Business Growth, Home Page, Self-Sustainability, Strategy|

In the post “What Is a Self-Sustaining Business?” the correlation between the growth cycle and creating a self-sustaining business introduced.  Here I’d like to share how to scale your business to make it self-sustaining! Achieving a self-sustaining business is simple enough.  You just have to achieve the goal of each of [...]

What Is a Self-Sustaining Business?

2019-02-17T08:23:59-07:00By |Featured, Self-Sustainability, Slider, Survival|

Growing a self-sustaining business is the core of the Business Growth Simplified business philosophy! It is the focus of everything we do. That means we... 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 [...]

Tuning Your Revenue Engine – A Real World Story

2019-08-24T17:11:20-07:00By |Featured, need keyword, Self-Sustainability|

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 [...]

2 Operational Goals Help You Achieve the Self-Sustainability Stage

2019-08-24T17:22:47-07:00By |need keyword, Operations, Self-Sustainability|

Here we go, it’s decision time!  If you’ve done what was necessary at the foundation and survival stages of the growth model you should be able to make the necessary decision now. As you will recall from my previous post “Is Indecision Keeping You and Your Business from Success?”, [...]

2 Marketing Objectives Speed You Thru the Self-Sustainability Stage

2019-12-14T09:16:15-07:00By |Featured, need keyword, Sales & Marketing, Self-Sustainability|

Before you can successfully marketing in the success growth stage, you must decide what you are trying to accomplish next with your business.  Read my previous post titled Is Indecision Keeping You and Your Business from Success? to better understand the decision. Once you’ve decided what you plan to [...]

Sales Management – A Key Factor in Achieving Business Self-Sustainability

2019-12-14T09:18:13-07:00By |Featured, Sales & Marketing, Self-Sustainability|

The past few weeks I have been sharing the how the sales function evolves as your business matures through the growth cycle.  First we looked at sales in the foundation stage and then sales in the survival stage.  Now, we want to look at how sales management changes in [...]

Are You Ready to Make THE Decision at the “Self-Sustainability Stage” of the Grow Cycle?

2019-08-24T17:24:41-07:00By |Featured, Leadership, need keyword, Self-Sustainability|

OK, so you’ve figured out that you are stuck in no-mans land.  You understand the goal and objectives to achieve the self-sustainability stage of the growth cycle and are working on it.  But, when you get there you will be faced with a critical decision – do you grow [...]

Business Scalability and Self-Sustainability

2019-05-05T09:33:53-07:00By |Entrepreneurship, Featured, Self-Sustainability, Strategy|

2 Entrepreneurial Competencies Leading to Business Growth Several weeks back I wrote a post titled Entrepreneurs Build an Asset NOT Just a Job . In it I began to present the difference between small business owners and entrepreneurs. While there are many differences and similarities two entrepreneurial competencies, mastering [...]

Is Your Company READY to Achieve the Self-Sustainability Stage?

2019-08-24T17:28:41-07:00By |Featured, need keyword, Self-Sustainability|

In my last post titled 4 Owner Objectives to Achieve the Self-Sustainability Stage of Business Growth we explored self-sustainability stage.  I talked about the 4 areas that an entrepreneur/owner needed to focus in the following 4 areas for the business to achieve the self-sustainability stage: [list style="arrow" color="grey"] Owner Goals Operational Skills Managerial [...]

4 Leadership Objectives to Achieve the Self-Sustainability Stage of Business Growth

2019-08-24T17:28:42-07:00By |Featured, need keyword, Self-Sustainability|

Success is the common goal of every entrepreneur.  However each entrepreneur defines success very differently.  Whatever your definition some key criteria and decisions are needed before you can start. First, you must make sure you have already achieved the objectives in the survival stage of the growth cycle.  You [...]

Is Indecision Keeping You and Your Business from Success?

2019-08-24T17:28:42-07:00By |Featured, need keyword, Self-Sustainability|

The self-sustainability stage of the small business growth cycle is a tipping point for your company but many entrepreneurs don’t even realize it.  In a previous post titled At What Stage is Your Small Business Growth? I discussed the major goal of each stage of the business growth cycle.  [...]

Nowhere Land – Stuck Between Small Business Survival and Success

2019-08-24T17:36:18-07:00By |need keyword, Self-Sustainability, Strategy, Survival|

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 this lifestyle.  The problem frequently [...]