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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 [...]

8 Business Growth Factors to Influence and Grow Your Business

2020-08-21T12:52:52-07:00Business Growth, Featured, Leadership, Recent, Slider|

In a previous post titled What is Your Business Growth Stage? , I discussed 5 stages and 8 factors influencing business growth.  This is based on extensive research and two decades of experiencing them in [...]

Leading a Small Business vs. Large Organization

2017-03-16T12:51:14-07:00Entrepreneurship, 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 [...]

How to Get Life Independence and Financial Freedom Using Your Business

2020-08-21T19:41:00-07:00Featured, Personal Growth, Recent, Succession_Exit|

Why did you start your business in the first place?  If you're like most owners you thought it was your way to get independence and financial and freedom. So, why haven;t you gotten there? Because you [...]

Discipline – One Skill Every Successful Business Owner Has Mastered

2017-10-01T10:04:49-07:00Featured, 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 [...]