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We need great leaders to guide

We need great leaders to guide Great leaders aren’t born. Leadership is still a relatively new expertise; however, research consistently reveals leadership is a skill and capability. Don’t kid yourself. How effective you are as a leader tremendously impacts YOUR Business’s Performance! Granted we’ve had leaders since the beginning of time; however, leadership is a […]

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Smaller Wins Hurt Business Growth

Smaller Wins Hurt Business Growth Smaller wins are everywhere in small business. If you are hacking your business, chances are you’re hacking YOUR Business’s Performance and ultimately its growth potential. Settling for smaller wins means you start to accept your To-Do List as victorious moves, instead of basic completions. OK, in some cases it may […]

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When the unexpected delivers results

When the Unexpected Delivers Results The unexpected typically occurs throughout the work week of any Small Business Owner. At the moment, it’s 7:51 am and I’ve already had four calendar changes for today. Why? Major snowstorm and blizzard conditions at times throughout the day.  The storm was expected – but sometimes weather isn’t as severe […]

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Aquaman: Business Movie Review

Aquaman: Business Movie Review “Aquaman” teaches business strategies of  Advances, Negotiations, Partnerships Aquaman (2018) movie has received a great deal of accolades. I wasn’t sure what to expect, but was pleasantly surprised by a great story-line with phenomenal special effects and acting. The main character (Aquaman) is a born to a aqua Mom and human Dad. His Mom […]

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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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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 […]

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 […]