The Major Barrier to Executing Your Strategic Plan

2019-12-14T09:10:36-07:00Featured, need keyword, Personal Growth|

Last week I update the learning objectives for an end of year strategic planning retreat workshop I conducted several years back.  Something struck me that could hold the answer to why small business owners struggle [...]

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 [...]

2 Skills Create Entrepreneurship on the Beach

2019-08-24T17:21:15-07:00Entrepreneurship, Featured, need keyword, Strategy|

Been at the beach for a short vacation this weekend and made a surprising observation. It doesn’t matter how big or small an establishment, if you think like an entrepreneur you can build a self-sustaining [...]

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 [...]

4 Things to Build a Great Operation in the Foundation Stage

2021-02-23T16:33:16-07:00Featured, 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.  Now let's see [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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

2019-08-24T17:24:41-07:00Featured, 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 [...]

Getting Beyond the “Survival Stage” of Growth in Your Business

2019-08-24T17:26:32-07:00Featured, need keyword, Survival|

Ok, over the past 4 weeks I have laid the foundation for successfully growing your small business and becoming  an entrepreneur.  So what’s next?  Well, you might think understanding  each stage of the growth cycle [...]

Predicting Business Success – Success Step 5

2020-09-30T08:38:37-07:00Featured, Management, need keyword, Strategy|

Monitoring the Right Things for Your Business Plans down always work out exactly as you thought.  The more rapidly that you can make adjustments the faster you’ll get to your objective.  That means monitoring regularly. [...]

Maximizing Your Resources Speeds Business Success – Step 3

2020-09-30T08:46:44-07:00Featured, need keyword, Planning, Strategy|

So now you have found your passion  and have set a business vision to consciously use your company as a vehicle to realize success.  Many people begin scrambling to make things happen.  This is [...]