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What’s Business Synergy?

Is your business synergy in sync or disconnected? Here’s options to consider. What’s Business Synergy? Business synergy is for Small Businesses too? It was only 15-20 years ago when the term synergy explained how big business collaborates. You, as a Small Business Owner (SBO), are most likely implementing synergy into your business already. I’m convinced […]

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Your business growth requires a sounding board

Your business growth requires a sounding board Do you have a sounding board to support You and Your Business’s Growth? If not, it’s time to find one! Often, I have Small Business Owners tell me how lonely they are doing their job. At times they may be isolated for a days or even weeks. Sometimes […]

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Improving upon past performance

Improving upon past performance Improving your performance and your business’s performance is an ongoing process as a Small Business Owner. It is also your duty to constantly review and adjust to optimize YOUR Business’s Performance. This is what makes rock star businesses! There are certain times of the calendar year when we spend more time […]

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Start fresh to better support your business

Start Fresh to Better Support YOUR Business Start fresh – it’s a common theme at the beginning of any new year. Are you “turning over a new leaf” this week? If so, you’re like many. Yet I ask: Why wait for the calendar to indicate it’s time to start something new? YOUR Business’s Performance requires […]

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Gremlins: Business Movie Review

Gremlins: Business Movie Review “Gremlins” movie will teach  Small Business Owners business strategies of  Instructions, Transformation, & Consequences Gremlins (1984) movie captured our hearts over 30 years ago and is still a favorite of many! Even though the movie’s plot is rooted during Christmas time, sometimes we forget it’s a Christmas movie. Why? The characters lively shenanigans take […]

Do you have agility as an essential capability to have your business shine?

Agility is required for business growth

Agility is required for business growth Agility is fancy word for being nimble a colleague once told me. Let’s keep this oversimplified and work with being agile and being nimble synonymous for practical purposes. As the year is winding  down, I’m starting to get messages from friends, family, and colleagues about how their year played […]

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Jingle All the Way: Business Movie Review

Jingle All the Way: Business Movie Review “Jingle All the Way” movie will teach  Small Business Owners business strategies of  Priorities, Being Proactive, and Agility Jingle All the Way (1996) is a classic good guy- bad guy Christmas movie wrapped up with a family struggling to be with one another more during the holiday season. Even though this […]

Other's peoples agenda may be ruining your small business success rate.

Other people’s agenda versus yours

Other people’s agenda versus yours Other people’s agenda often drive our agendas. Why? There’s several reasons why this happens. Often Small Business Owners don’t even see this seeping into their schedule. Are you running your agenda or other people’s agenda (OPA)? What makes their agenda more important than yours? You!  OK, I’m going to keep […]

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3 Strategies for managing the unexpected in business

3 strategies for managing the unexpected in business Are you effectively managing the unexpected? If you’re like most Small Business Owners your answer is, “Ummm, maybe not as well as I had thought.” What the 3 best strategies for managing the unexpected? First: Expect the Unexpected Second: Automate the Expected Third: Be Proactive Let me […]