Business Goals give your business consistency and growth.
There is a lot that you can not control in business, so it pays to focus your efforts on the things that you can control.
You have to make dozens of business decisions each day: knowing what you are working towards makes the difference between good decisions and bad surprises. How do you manage it all and still keep business management simple? The Progress program gives you and outsourced Chief Strategist Officer for professional advice and performance tracking.
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$600 kick off session,
Then: $550 per meeting
Monthly or quarterly meetings to track your progress and plan ahead.
What are you branding when you brand your business? Is it the product? Is it the culture? Or is it you personally? Yes, yes, and yes. There are degrees to branding: all of what I mention above deserves separate consideration in terms of branding. When you are a small business owner, it starts at the…Read More
The most challenging part of planning in business is reviewing our own assumptions. We take a lot for granted about our business and we struggle to examine our situations in detail or see them from new points of view. This is human. What is a business leader to do? Templates to the rescue: something with…Read More
Here is an excerpt from written notes I sent a client (shared, of course, with permission). “As we refocus on growth, I am working to get a list of KPIs we need to track. What are the numbers that will show our growth?” My response Don’t start with the KPIs: start with the roles. Think…Read More
We all want to be effective, and we all want to be efficient. Too often, these two qualities do not play well together. To be more efficient, businesses cut resources and steps. Then, struggling to achieve results (i.e. seeing their effectiveness decrease), they throw money or time at the quickest fix available. It is the…Read More
Making the right decision is never easy. One of the things that makes it difficult is that we so often are fixing the wrong problem. Once a business problem becomes obvious to us, it has been through various stages of development. If we try to solve only the problem that we see, we risk solving…Read More
Starting at a young age, we are led to believe that life is fairly linear. You go to school, then you specialize your field of study, then you start working, then you get promoted, then you retire and start playing bridge. At some point, we start to suspect this is not entirely true… The way…Read More
Every business runs into this: the need to increase capacity without increasing resources. Eventually, any successful business will get so busy with clients that it will not have enough time or people to accept new projects. What can we do? Simply turning the business away is not an option. We want to be continuously growing,…Read More
It is said that the more you learn, the less you know. What is really happening is that the more we learn, the more we realize we have to learn. Which is why every major project, initiative, client, and more deserves to end with a “Lessons Learned” review. What Lessons Learned are not A list…Read More
I was once talking to a friend who worked in a major investment bank and I mentioned that I had just had a lunch meeting with their Head of Change Management. She thought for a second, and then shook her head and said “we don’t have that position”. (To this day I don’t know why…Read More
It’s time to delegate work. Accept that not everything in your business can be run, managed, and executed by a single person. Whether you hire employees, outsource everything to agencies, or do a bit of both: delegation is a requirement. But wait: delegation is not about creating a list of tasks and handing that list…Read More