As business owners we cast big shadows in our respective organizations. Sometimes we need to leave the company for a week or two, or even longer, to give other people room to step up into the sunlight and take on more responsibility.
There's no doubt that Trump understands business, and he also knows that small businesses are creating a hefty amount of jobs. These high taxes are killing small businesses and making it hard for them to flourish.
Have you ever dreamed of building your business to the level you want without going crazy? Don't think you can have your cake and eat it too? I get it, it's one of those dreams where you think to yourself, there's got to be a trap!
How do companies like Starbucks, whose coffee is highly overpriced for its quality, get away with increasing prices without experiencing the slightest drop in loyalty? They've mastered the art of creating a brand that resonates.
When you first started your business, you probably did a lot of research. You may have sought help from advisors; you may have digested information from books, magazines and other readily available sources.
Just as your business moves through stages of growth and development, products and services undergo a cycle of life from development to decline. Knowing where each of your products stands in the product/service lifecycle is crucial to the ongoing success of your business.
Taking the courageous step to engage a strategic business coach is a big deal for many entrepreneurs. For some, it means admitting they can't grow their business alone--no matter how smart they are. It also means coming face-to-face with beliefs and behaviors that are getting in the way of success.
Social entrepreneurs seeking growth funding often get caught up in the culture of venture capital -- they position their enterprise as a rocket business, look for a miracle angel investor, and start giving away equity.
Let's face it. Every small business owner needs - and wants - an "edge" to grow as quickly and easily as possible. We dig through industry secrets, plow through top business blogs, and cajole our colleagues into spilling the beans on what makes their business tick.
From a failure of morale to a failure of methods and logistics, more often than not, the inhibition comes from honest good intentions meeting bad ideas. How might your small business growth be subject to self-sabotage? It's frightening easier than one thinks.
The challenging news is that there are literally hundreds of thousands of entrepreneurs just like you who share your extraordinary conviction. So what will ensure that you seize the competitive advantage? Let's find out.
Small business troubles don't happen overnight. In fact, it's not uncommon for warning signs to exist for months -- or even years -- before corrective action is taken. Unfortunately, for some small businesses, help comes too late.
My method of organizing is simple. And I'm sharing the method with you, hoping that it will inspire you. If you like, you can modify any of these steps and develop your own method for organizing your life.
It's all coming together, but the growing pains are being felt everywhere. Somehow, you have to conquer the chaos so you can meet your business' challenges and reclaim your increasingly chaotic life at the same time.
Regardless of the moment of truth that's impacting your business, exposing and solidifying them guarantees the right impression every time. As clients benefit from a consistently positive experience, you can count on them for repeat business.