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business crash Growing Fast? Here’s What’s Likely To Kill Your Company (11/1/2018) Posted in: Awareness, Business Performance, Executive Leadership, Leadership, Learning, Organizational Structure, Planning, Prioritization, Problem Solving - If your goal is to grow your business fast, you need a positive cash flow cycle or the ability to raise money at a feverish pace. Anything less and you will quickly grow yourself out of business. A positive cash flow cycle simply means you get paid before you have to pay others. A negative […]
relax business owner 5 Ways To Get Your Business To Run Without You (10/15/2018) Posted in: Business Performance, Executive Leadership, Leadership, Learning, Organizational Structure, Planning, Prioritization, Time Management -   Some owners focus on growing their profits, while others are obsessed with sales goals. Have you ever considered making it your primary goal to set up your business so that it can thrive and grow without you? A business not dependent on its owner is the ultimate asset to own. It allows you complete […]
Overwhelmed business woman Have you fallen into The Mile Wide Trap? (10/11/2018) Posted in: Business Performance, Change, Executive Leadership, Organizational Structure, Planning, Prioritization, Problem Solving - If your company’s revenue has stalled after a period of rapid growth, you may have fallen into The Mile Wide Trap. Consider the case of Kim (not her real name) who runs a public relations firm. Kim studied marketing at school and went on to work for a big advertising agency where she spent ten […]
fire truck business Why Fire Trucks Always Back In (10/4/2018) Posted in: Awareness, Business Performance, Planning, Vision - Have you ever noticed that fire trucks always back into the fire hall? Why don’t they just pull into their parking spot snout-forward like the rest of us? Backing in at the end of a shift saves them time when they have to get to a fire. They back in to be ready; whether the […]
blood pressure test Take a Blood Pressure Test for Your Business (9/27/2018) Posted in: Awareness, Business Performance, Change, Executive Leadership, Leadership, Organizational Structure - When was the last time you had your blood pressure tested? Taking your blood pressure is one of the first things most doctors do before treating you for just about anything. How much pressure your blood is under as it courses through your veins is a reliable indicator of your overall health; and it can […]
business value growth Why Bother Doing It the Hard Way? (9/12/2018) Posted in: Business Performance, Change, Executive Leadership, Planning, Prioritization, Vision - Whether you want to sell your business next year or a decade from now, you will have two basic options for an external sale: the financial or the strategic buyer. The Financial Buyer The financial buyer is buying the rights to your future profit stream, so the more profitable your business is expected to be, […]
Delegation owner manual Thinking Vs. Doing: The Owner’s Dilemma (8/31/2018) Posted in: Business Performance, Change, Employee Development, Executive Leadership, Organizational Structure, Planning, Prioritization, Time Management - There’s a steady breeze from the northwest, which cools the warm Caribbean afternoon. Framed between a palm tree and the turquoise water, you notice a man reading. He appears to be working, which seems strange given his appearance: shaggy blonde hair, linen shirt, surf shorts and flip-flops. You squint and realize the man is Richard […]
make money on vacation Six Ways to Profit From Your Vacation (8/13/2018) Posted in: Business Performance, Change, Employee Development, Employee Engagement, Executive Leadership, Innovation, Leadership, Learning, Planning -   Summer is almost over, and many of us are getting in those last weeks of vacation before Fall. Although it may seem strange, now may be the perfect time to increase the value of your company. The most valuable businesses are the ones that can survive without their owner. A buyer will pay a […]
Startup Value How Three Moves Quadrupled the Value of this Business (7/26/2018) Posted in: Business Performance, Change, Executive Leadership, Innovation, Leadership, Learning, Planning, Problem Solving - Are you stuck trying to figure out how to create some recurring revenue for your business? You know those automatic sales will make your business more valuable and predictable, but the secret to transforming your company is to think less about what’s in it for you and more about coming up with a reason for […]
Continuous improvement Build a Culture of Continuous Improvement (6/18/2018) Posted in: Accountability, Awareness, Business Performance, Executive Leadership, Problem Solving, Recognition - Organizations can always improve something. Nothing is ever flawless, no matter how much we wish it could be. If you accept this reality, you can help your team create an environment of continuous improvement. When we accept that flaws exist, we provide the freedom to focus on improvement. When someone makes a mistake, correct it and continue on toward your objectives. Encourage […]

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