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8 Business Growth Factors to Influence and Grow Your Business

2020-01-14T08:21:15-07:00By |Business Growth, Featured, Leadership, Recent, Slider|

In a previous post titled What is Your Business Growth Stage? , I discussed 5 stages and 8 business growth factors influence business growth.  This is based on extensive research and two decades of seeing them in action. Understand these factors are consistent.  They don’t change in each of the [...]

Leading a Small Business vs. Large Organization

2017-03-16T12:51:14-07:00By |Entrepreneurship, Featured, Personal Growth, Recent|

I learned my leadership very early in my career.  In fact, I learned even before my career began. My leadership training came while I was in Air Force ROTC in college.  From there I spent 7 1/2 years applying what I learned in the best organization you can practice [...]

How to Get Life Independence and Financial Freedom Using Your Business

2020-01-14T08:30:50-07:00By |Featured, Personal Growth, Recent, Succession_Exit|

It’s a new year.  Then economy seems headed in the right direction. And, from all the privately owned business owners I talk with they are aggressively looking to grow this year. These are all good things, but be careful!  If you’re focused just on achieving growth without a reason [...]

SPARC – A Process for Creating Business Self-Sustainability

2014-10-21T07:25:00-07:00By |Featured, Strategy|

I run into business owners daily that are frustrated by how chained to their business they are.  The reason for their frustration is that they started their business so that they could have MORE freedom, but just the opposite seems to be true!  This is because they built their business [...]

A Successor – 5 Reasons to Make It a Priority

2019-08-22T23:38:12-07:00By |Featured, Recent, Strategy|

Business self-sustainability is one of the key topic I write about regularly, and a key factor is having a business successor.  That’s because there are so many benefits that you get with a  successor. The last post titled, How Big Do You Need to Grow Your Business for Self-Sustainability?, [...]

Discipline – One Skill Every Successful Business Owner Has Mastered

2017-10-01T10:04:49-07:00By |Featured, Personal Growth, Recent|

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 [...]

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, [...]

5 Steps for Creating Accountability in Your Business

2019-12-14T08:49:56-07:00By |Featured, Human Resources, Leadership|

Creating Accountability is Critical to Business Growth I talk with small business owners struggling with employee issues all the time.  .  I often hear “Oh, that stuff is just for big companies.  We only have 10 employees.” Their mistake is that if business growth is really the goal, then [...]

How Does Accountability Impact Business Execution

2017-10-01T10:03:36-07:00By |Featured, Leadership|

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 [...]

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 [...]

Successful Strategy Execution – Can It Happen Without Good Leadership?

2016-05-23T06:54:31-07:00By |Featured, Leadership, Project Management|

Can successful strategy execution happen without good leadership?  My answer is that depends. Most people would say that it take as leader to lead the battle.  But I ask you, how many times have you seen a successful company with an incompetent owner at the helm?  We all have, [...]

Sound Project Management (PM): A Key to Successful Strategy Execution

2019-08-24T17:08:32-07:00By |Featured, Leadership, Management, need keyword|

Strategy execution is a current theme at Your Small Business Growth.  So, I have been giving strategy execution a lot of thought.  There have been lots of connections that I have made as I think through this with my associates. One of the big connections has helped me solidify [...]

Business Execution – 10 Things Make You More Effective

2019-12-14T08:51:25-07:00By |Featured, Home Page, Leadership, Management, Strategy|

Last week I started a new set of articles focused on execution titled Why Business Execution in Critical to Successful Growth.  In it I tried to convey the difference between just taking action and business execution, also known as business strategy implementation.  The main difference is FOCUSED vs RANDOM [...]

Why Business Plan Execution is Critical to Successful Business Growth

2019-08-22T23:08:44-07:00By |Featured, Leadership|

Businesses plan for growth all the time.  The difference between the successful ones complete  the business plan execution! It seems simple.  But, how many times have you planned something and then never followed through?  Business plan execution is just a fancy word for “follow through.” Business Plan Execution Takes Commitment [...]

10 Keys to a Successful Business Plan

2017-08-24T01:39:24-07:00By |Featured, Planning|

I saw this article and infographic in Entrepreneur on how to develop a successful business plan and said “they nailed it!”  You’ve heard me talk about successful business plans from time to time.  It’s not the plan that is important to you as a business owner.  It’s what you learn [...]

Why is Project Management Critical to Business Growth

2019-02-17T09:03:06-07:00By |Featured, Planning, Project Management|

For years I have tried to spread the word that business growth is a standardized process  as I documented in my post The Search for Business Growth Continues. The main premise is that a business matures through stages.  There are a specific set of objectives to achieve in order to mature [...]

Successful Entrepreneurship is Hard Work!

2017-09-07T14:18:49-07:00By |Entrepreneurship, Featured|

I made a prediction a while back that developing successful entrepreneurship will be the next big bubble. Not to be a negative nelly.  But, there is lots of hype around successful entrepreneurship these days.  And for good reason, there is a lot of upside with being an entrepreneur. However, whenever [...]

2 Major Contributors to Successful Entrepreneurship

2019-08-24T17:07:15-07:00By |Entrepreneurship, Featured, need keyword|

Next week is Global Entrepreneurship Week! It’s hard to believe a year’s already gone by.  However, how have your aspiration to become an entrepreneur progressed. If you follow any of my social media or blog posts you probably already know that my definition of entrepreneurship is a little more [...]

PASSION: Why It’s Critical for Business Success

2018-01-07T09:43:44-07:00By |Align Your Life & Business 7-Day Challenge, Featured, Motivating, Personal Growth|

This week I figured I would talk a little bit about the first step in the strategic planning process – defining your passion.  A while back I wrote a posted titled Why So Many Small Business Owners are Unhappy where I made an observation of why small business owners [...]