5 Ways Working Too Hard Suggests You're An Idiot

5 Ways Working Too Hard Suggests You're An Idiot

How many times have you heard some overused sales or ‘business’ maxims such as, “pressure can burst pipes but it can also make diamonds,” or “work like there’s someone working 24 hours to take it all away,” or perhaps “work when the competition is sleeping (on holiday)”? Well, pressure will burst you before you become a diamond, unless you’re a paranoid freak this isn’t true and you could but is it doing anything? He was wearing his overworked life as a badge of honor and all I could do was pity him.

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Your Goals Are Worthless...Without a Performance Scorecard

Your Goals Are Worthless...Without a Performance Scorecard

So how can a small business leader move from timid alertness to comfortable confidence? They need a system to determine what to pay attention to. The tool for the trade is a performance scorecard. Many small business leaders will track sales and think that's their scorecard. This is deceiving because knowing your sales information is critical, but it does little good to make it a metric on your scorecard. The reason is because sales is a lagging indicator of performance. 

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Why Persuasion Takes More Than a Fancy Suit...

Why Persuasion Takes More Than a Fancy Suit...

The world has changed drastically. We no longer lead with trust or “benefit of the doubt”. In business there is not a single person in an organization that has the power, knowledge, expertise, or capability to do everything on their own. Small business’ in particular fall prey to the notion that they can do it all by themselves because in the first stages of conceptualization, they can. Once they get past that they are dependent upon others whether it be customers, clients, friends and family or employees. If they are not prepared for the next steps, healthy growth in the business becomes nearly impossible. How then can small business owners better prepare themselves for moving into a leadership role with sustained healthy growth?

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People: Tips for Building Strengths and 'Staying in the Lane'

People: Tips for Building Strengths and 'Staying in the Lane'

Joe Louis once said, “You need a lot of different types of people to make the world better,” the same can be said for your business. Different types of personalities and dominant strengths lend better efficiency and balance to positions and teams. Hiring the right people for your business is hard enough, getting the right person with the right attitude in the right chair is even harder. Evaluating this is a crucial part of ensuring your business becomes a smooth running organization, gaining traction, and moving forward rather than getting stuck.

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Stuck In Your Small Business? 5 Ways To Move Forward

Stuck In Your Small  Business? 5 Ways To Move Forward

Mike sat at his desk looking at month end numbers. He had the same sinking feeling he had last month and the month before it. His revenue was flat, expenses rising, which resulted in more "margin pressure." We provide a proven, systematic five step approach to getting your business unstuck and growing again. Following this method can start to move your business forward within 90 days. Set aside the time on your calendar right now if you need to get unstuck and moving again.

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