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5 Steps to Creating Affiliate Partnership that Work!

2019-08-24T17:17:57-07:00Featured, Management, need keyword, Strategy|

Nothing Happens Until Someone Executes I am always asked to participate in ventures, join alliances, and partner with businesses.  Rarely do I get involved.  And, my rationale for saying “no” seems to upset a lot [...]

Building Your Sales Plan Doesn’t Have to be Rocket Science

2019-12-14T09:09:40-07:00Featured, need keyword, Sales & Marketing|

4 Questions for Building a Powerful Sales Plan Ok, so last week I looked at 2 Things That Keep You Out of a Sales Crisis.  This week let’s look at what you need to keep [...]

Double the Business Funding Potential of Your Growing Company

2017-08-24T02:22:12-07:00Accounting & Finance, Featured, Planning|

Getting business funding is always difficult.  But, add the banking challenges of recent years and it only makes it harder! The truth is banks are still lending.  And, there are many other sources of funding [...]

Leadership and Management – An Example of the Difference

2019-08-24T17:20:26-07:00Leadership, Management, need keyword|

Last week’s post titled The First Step in Improving Leadership for Your Small Business was an overwhelming success as it created an incredible dialog around what is the difference between leadership and management.  I want [...]

3 Questions You Must Answer to Successfully Exit Your Business

2019-12-14T09:12:06-07:00Featured, need keyword, Planning, Strategy, Succession_Exit|

I attend a lot of meetings and seminars focused on exit planning.  But, most fall short because they only focus on the transactional portion of the process. In fact, if you follow the advice that [...]

2 Operational Goals Help You Achieve the Self-Sustainability Stage

2019-08-24T17:22:47-07:00need 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 [...]

How to Profitably Refine Your Operational Focus in the Survival Stage

2019-08-23T00:02:56-07:00Featured, Operations, Survival|

Consistent profitability is the goal of the survival stage.  So, your operational focus needs to be increasing efficiency and productivity. If you can do what you do faster, you can improve cash flow which in [...]

4 Areas of Operational Focus in the Foundation Stage

2019-08-24T17:23:05-07:00Featured, 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.  The next logical [...]

2 Marketing Objectives Speed You Thru the Self-Sustainability Stage

2019-12-14T09:16:15-07:00Featured, 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 [...]

3 Steps to Consistent Profitability in the Self-Sustainability Stage

2019-12-14T09:17:13-07:00need keyword, Sales & Marketing, Survival|

A previous post I shared was on what your marketing in the foundation stage needs to strategically focus on.  With breakeven systematically achieved, it’s time to focus on profitability which is the goal of the [...]

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 [...]

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

2019-12-14T09:18:13-07:00Featured, 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 [...]

5 Critical Sales Actions in the Survival Stage

2019-12-14T09:19:26-07:00Featured, need keyword, Sales & Marketing, Survival|

If you’ve been following along on our blog then you are already familiar with the small business growth cycle.  You also understand that each phase has a specific goal on which you must focus. This [...]

Selling for Startups – 3 Critical Questions Every Business Must Answer

2019-12-14T09:20:46-07:00Featured, 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 [...]