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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 [...]

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 [...]

Why Leadership is Critical to Business Growth

2019-08-24T17:09:33-07:00By |need keyword, Personal Growth|

A few weeks ago in a presentation a local business leader whom I very much respect suggested a book that I had not heard of before on leadership – The Servant by James Hunter.  So I wrote it down in my Evernote and looked it up over the weekend.  [...]

4 Tactics to Jumpstart Your Sales

2019-08-24T17:10:02-07:00By |Featured, need keyword, Sales & Marketing|

Ok, so how did Q1 sales end up?  Were they where they needed to be, or are you already behind on your 2013 goal? Well, your sales won’t just happen.  You have to plan and work the plan.  But, you want to work smart! There are only 3 different [...]

What’s Your Greatest Challenge in Exiting Your Business?

2019-08-24T17:10:22-07:00By |Featured, need keyword, Planning, Strategy, Succession_Exit|

Is Your Business Ready for You to Leave? Last week I post a question, “What's Your Greatest Challenge in Exiting Your Business?”, on LinkedIn.  My intent was to get some feedback before writing the next few weeks’ posts on “exit/succession planning.” While I got a few interesting comments, which [...]

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 [...]

Make Your Own Way Because the Time Is Never Right!

2019-08-24T17:11:47-07:00By |Featured, need keyword, Personal Growth|

It amazes me how many small businesses are frozen with fear of the unknown.  For years most businesses struggled.  First it was the weight of the financial crisis.  Then it was healthcare.  Next, it was the election.  Now, what is the problem? I’ve been telling clients and any other [...]

3 Things You Must Know Before Engaging in Content Marketing

2019-08-24T17:12:05-07:00By |Featured, need keyword, Sales & Marketing|

Last week I discussed the process of developing personas so you understand who you’re talking to and what message that you need to be delivering to them.  Once you know who you’re talking to and what to say, who do you engage them? Today content marketing seems to be [...]

How to Make Your Marketing 10 Times More Effective!

2019-08-24T17:12:21-07:00By |Featured, need keyword, Sales & Marketing|

OK, it’s been a while since I hit the topic of marketing, so I figured it was time again.  Plus, I read a pretty good article titled Small businesses use targeted marketing to contact specific customers It amazes me how many small business owners don’t know who their customers [...]

Do You Know Your Business’ Growth Cycle Stage?

2019-08-24T17:13:21-07:00By |Business Growth, Featured, need keyword|

This month’s focus is on the growth stages.  This is one of those critical topics that nobody really talks about. A business matures just like a person.  If left to chance you can see the level of maturity of people.  A business is no different.  So, you need to [...]

Is Your Goal Already Leaving You Behind?

2019-08-24T17:13:46-07:00By |Featured, need keyword, Planning|

Ok, so it’s the week 3 of the New Year.  Did you make a New Year’s resolution for business growth?  If so, where are you tracking so far, and will you make it? Most will tell me, “it’s too early to tell?”  But, is it?!!! There are things that [...]

Leadership’s Most Important Factor

2019-08-24T17:14:02-07:00By |Featured, Motivating, need keyword, Personal Growth|

Last week a local story caught my attention as it exemplified the question often asked about leadership.  What is the most important factor that influences good leadership? A coach from a local high school with an tremendous record was hired by a major university to become an assistant coach.  [...]

Are You Missing a Piece of Your Business Growth Plan?

2019-12-14T09:07:34-07:00By |Featured, need keyword, Planning|

Last week’s post was directed at those who set business growth as a goal for New Year.  While the 7 questions addressed in the post are critical, they are not all the pieces to the growth puzzle. The 7 questions only address the business aspects of strategic planning and without [...]

7 Questions You Must Answer to Achieve Your Resolution for Business Growth

2019-08-24T17:14:48-07:00By |Featured, Management, need keyword|

Many business owners enter the New Year with a goal of growing their business.  But, making this resolution creates many objectives that if not addressed early in the year will leave you without your resolution for growth unacheived at the end of the year! Many sales consultants will have [...]

Protecting You Most Precious Resource

2019-08-24T17:15:13-07:00By |Featured, need keyword, Personal Growth|

The most precious resource a business owner has seems to be the one that we protect the least – OUR TIME!!!  Funny thing is, everyone starts with the same amount of time every day.  Yet some people can make millions while others seem to struggle just to breakeven. What’s [...]

3 Things to Get the Right People on the Bus

2019-08-24T17:15:32-07:00By |Featured, Human Resources, need keyword, Strategy|

To build a business it takes a team.  In fact, it’s more important than most small business owners think! Ask any investor or lender and 9 times out of 10 they’ll tell you the most important factor that they evaluate is the TEAM.  Why?  Because if they’re giving you [...]

4 Characteristics for Creating High Performance Organizations

2019-12-14T09:08:38-07:00By |Featured, Human Resources, Motivating, need keyword|

Over the past month I’ve posted on several important topics including delegation and outsourcing.  If you’ve read these posts you may have seen some mutual skills/actions needed. They are not specific to these topics. I began searching for the common theme in all these areas and it hit me [...]

Building Systems – 5 Steps to Establish a Repeatable & Scalable Business

2019-12-14T09:09:06-07:00By |Featured, need keyword, Operations, Succession_Exit, Survival|

In a previous post titled Getting Beyond the “Survival Stage” of Growth in Your Business, I touched on the process by which you begin building systems. Doing this allows your business to operate on its own.  Today I want to show you how to actually do it. Building systems [...]

5 Steps to Creating Affiliate Partnership that Work!

2019-08-24T17:17:57-07:00By |Featured, 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 of people as a result. Having been part of the business world for nearly [...]