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Celebrating 8 Years of Blogging for Small Business Owners

Celebrating 8 Years of Blogging for Small Business Owners Wow, 8 years of blogging is a long time to be blogging! Small Business Owners need sound support, fresh ideas, for new strategies and aligned actions to achieve stronger business performance and increase their business success rate. Each week for the past 8 years, we’ve been […]

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3 point mid-quarter small business performance check-in

3 Point Mid-Quarter Small Business Performance Check-In Mid-Quarter Check-ins are one of my favorite business activities. Well, next to seeing a client’s face light-up when they understand why they’ve had a gap in their business’s performance. These check-ins allow you to identify what is impeding upon your business’s success rate. Additionally, when you do this […]

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Jump start a productive day each workday

Jump start a productive day each workday Jump start has a variety of thoughts attached to it. I typically envision cars needing a jump to start, or a defibrillator to help a person’s heart start working again. Your Small Business needs you to provide it with a daily jump start. Are you providing yourself and […]

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When everything changes, change everything

When everything changes, change everything:  practical wisdom under the certain circumstances Change everything can seem radical and sometimes it is. Let’s just say it – change gets a bad rap. It shouldn’t, but it does. We all want things to be different, but how many of us are willing to do the work to create […]

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Have you completed your business’s tech backup?

Have you completed your business’s tech backup today? What prompted me to write about tech backup today? I noticed late last night that March 31st is World Backup Day. I didn’t know such a “Day” existed! Did you? Most Small Business Owners (SBOs) don’t pay much attention to backing up there data. This is a […]

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Your Customer Journey Experience Should Add Value

Your Customer Journey Experience Should Add Value Does your customer journey add value to what you are offering YOUR Customers? If so, congratulations. If not, now is the time to create a new strategy to improve YOUR Business’s Performance. Over the past 5 – 10 years, the focus on advancing business has been placed on […]

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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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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 […]