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Are You Sure You Really Want Rapid Growth?

2019-09-02T19:02:39-07:00By |Rapid Growth|

This week we’ll look at the rapid growth stage of the small business growth cycle.  I haven’t spent much time on this stage of the growth cycle because it represents the opposite of what most small businesses want in their professional life – big corporate structure. While many small [...]

3 Goals in the Correct Order Increases Business Growth

2019-12-14T09:25:50-07:00By |Business Growth|

Business growth is a challenge for many small business owners.  I frequently find the reason for their struggle is they are focused on the wrong business goals for their stage of business growth. All small business owners should be focused on accomplishing these 3 business goals, in this order: [...]

3 Causes of Entrepreneur Financial Problems

2019-12-14T09:34:37-07:00By |Accounting & Finance, Business Growth, Entrepreneurship|

Entrepreneur financial problems are one of the biggest challenges they face.   Usually it’s because they don’t have enough financial resources to accomplish their business goal.  This is because a business cannot exist without financial resources, but many businesses don’t have enough to accomplish their growth objectives. There are [...]

Is Your Company READY to Achieve the Self-Sustainability Stage?

2019-08-24T17:28:41-07:00By |Featured, need keyword, Self-Sustainability|

In my last post titled 4 Owner Objectives to Achieve the Self-Sustainability Stage of Business Growth we explored self-sustainability stage.  I talked about the 4 areas that an entrepreneur/owner needed to focus in the following 4 areas for the business to achieve the self-sustainability stage: [list style="arrow" color="grey"] Owner Goals Operational Skills Managerial [...]

4 Leadership Objectives to Achieve the Self-Sustainability Stage of Business Growth

2019-08-24T17:28:42-07:00By |Featured, need keyword, Self-Sustainability|

Success is the common goal of every entrepreneur.  However each entrepreneur defines success very differently.  Whatever your definition some key criteria and decisions are needed before you can start. First, you must make sure you have already achieved the objectives in the survival stage of the growth cycle.  You [...]

Is Indecision Keeping You and Your Business from Success?

2019-08-24T17:28:42-07:00By |Featured, need keyword, Self-Sustainability|

The self-sustainability stage of the small business growth cycle is a tipping point for your company but many entrepreneurs don’t even realize it.  In a previous post titled At What Stage is Your Small Business Growth? I discussed the major goal of each stage of the business growth cycle.  [...]

8 Things You Can Do to Achieve the “Survival” Stage of Small Business Growth

2019-08-24T17:28:42-07:00By |Featured, need keyword, Survival|

In order to achieve success in any small business you must pass through several stages along the way.  You cannot skip a step.  Frequently business get stuck for just that reason.  The entrepreneur isn’t aware of these stages therefore he/she is focused on the wrong objectives for their stage [...]

3 Steps to Improved Business Performance

2019-08-24T17:28:43-07:00By |Featured, need keyword, Planning|

You didn’t start your business to get where you are right now!   To get where you want to go you need to improve business performance by doing 3 things: Determine exactly what stage of the growth cycle your business really is. Focus on the right objectives to move to the next stage [...]

4 Keys to Creating a Profitable Business

2015-12-04T13:48:21-07:00By |Administration, Foundation, Planning|

We’ve all heard the statistics: 7 out of 10 new employer firms survive at least two years, and about half survive five years.  According to the SBA statistic reported by SCORE in 2008 there were 627,200 new businesses, 595,600 business closures and 43,546 bankruptcies. What can you do to [...]

Is Your Startup Focused on the Right Objectives?

2019-12-14T09:39:40-07:00By |Featured, Foundation, Strategy|

Lately I have been involved with a number of startup businesses, including a couple of my own.  One observation I have made is that many small business startup owners tend to focus later stages objectives rather than the early stage growth cycle objectives they should.  The result of their [...]

What is Your Business Growth Stage?

2019-02-24T07:56:54-07:00By |Business Growth, Featured, Home Page, Planning, Slider, Strategy|

Knowing your business growth stage is critical if you want to speed your business growth. A previous posting, The Search for Growth Continues, concluded a 5 business growth stage model made the most sense. It's most common and statistical research supports it . Here are the five business growth [...]

The Search for Small Business Growth Continues

2019-12-14T09:43:31-07:00By |Business Growth, Featured, Strategy|

In a previous post, So You Want to Grow Your Business?, I shared some of my general findings in recent research I have conducted in small business growth models.  While many of the models and writings came in many different shapes and sizes, they all had certain very similar [...]