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How Does a Small Business Survive During the Corona Virus Crisis?

2020-03-25T02:01:37-07:00Leadership, Management|

If your life hasn’t been affected by the corona virus, then you’ve been sleeping under a rock!  And if you own a business how do you survive during the corona virus crisis multiplies your stress [...]

Increasing Revenue – Are You Applying the RIGHT Strategy for Your Situation?

2020-03-29T15:50:54-07:00Recent, Sales & Marketing, Strategy|

Is your business goal or one of the objectives this year increasing revenue? Notice I said “revenue” not “sales.”  Small business owners often use these terms interchangeably. They are not the same! Increasing sales is [...]

Increasing Profitability So It Sticks!

2020-03-29T15:53:14-07:00Accounting & Finance, Recent, Slider, Strategy|

How to Strategically Increase Profits in Your Small Business In writing this post I did some research. What I found when searching “increasing profitability” was very disheartening. Why, you might ask? Because everything was [...]

Operational KPI’s Drive Profitability and Business Growth

2020-03-29T15:43:08-07:00Operations, Planning, Recent|

Business profitability and growth not where you expect?  If the only operational KPI’s you review are on your financial reports, then you don’t have the control necessary to influence your business’ performance, resulting in decreased [...]

What to Look for When Reviewing Financial Statements

2019-12-30T12:08:21-07:00Accounting & Finance, Recent|

Reviewing financial statements begins during your business planning process. The last step of your business planning should be developing your your financial budget. That is what financial targets should your team be focused as you [...]

Monitoring Business Performance Means More Than Reviewing Your Financials

2020-03-29T15:44:27-07:00Accounting & Finance, Planning|

How do you keep the pulse of your business? You must be monitoring business performance to successfully achieve your business goal. But too many small business owners think this means just reviewing their financial reports [...]

4 Reasons Good Management Accounting Speeds Up Your Growth

2019-12-14T08:44:09-07:00Accounting & Finance, Planning|

I am not an accountant, I am a business growth consultant.  But, I use management accounting information for planning and decision making every day when growing a company. So, I ask you. How good is [...]

5 Steps for Creating Accountability in Your Business

2019-12-14T08:49:56-07:00Featured, 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 [...]

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

2019-08-24T17:08:32-07:00Featured, 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 [...]

Business Execution – 10 Things Make You More Effective

2019-12-14T08:51:25-07:00Featured, 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 [...]

Why is Project Management Critical to Business Growth

2019-02-17T09:03:06-07:00Featured, 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 [...]

8 Critical Factors for Any Succession Plan

2020-06-15T08:46:55-07:00Featured, 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 [...]

Succession Planning vs. Exit Planning Which Do You Use?

2019-12-14T08:58:55-07:00Planning, 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 [...]