Are you working in your business or on your business?
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?
Business Goals give your business consistency and growth.
Together we will assess your current situation, diagnose areas for improvement, and ensure that you are making decisions for your business that lead to growth. The Progress program gives you an outsourced Chief Strategist Officer for professional advice and performance tracking.
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Monthly or quarterly meetings to track your progress and plan ahead.
Running a business requires more than money and time. Every investment is a resource. Last summer I posted a short series on this blog about how to run a resource audit. For a solo-preneur or a new small business owner, there is a simple model to use to address all your key resource allocation from…Read More
House of Gucci, by Sara Gay Forden, is a book telling the story of the Gucci family, brand, and business. This is neither a review nor a re-telling, there will be no spoilers here. This is a key lesson from the book. And, surprisingly, it is not specifically about the dangers of a family-run business.…Read More
This has come up before on this blog: if you can cannibalize your business, you should. This is part of the promise of excellence that you make to your clients. To always be excellent, you must always be improving. Running a business tends to leave little time for strategic thinking. One key goal of this…Read More
Who do you trust when making quick decisions? Is your instinct always reliable? As a matter of fact, we think it is. The difficulty comes in determining if what you are following is your instinct, or actually your impulse. Is your decision based on your gut, or based on your gluttony? How do you tell…Read More
Have respect for the comfort zone. Last week I wrote about working outside your comfort zone – addressing the instruction we are given every day by friends, gurus, and social media memes. You will note that my suggestion is to always take a step outside this defined “comfort zone”. In other words: you’re not leaving…Read More
This expression risks going the way of Thinking Outside The Box: a bit of sound advice whose overuse has made it virtually meaningless. But it really is sound advice, so let’s take a moment for a closer look at how understanding the limits of your comfort zone – and then moving beyond them – will…Read More
Have you ever tried tracking your time at work? How much visibility do have over how your hours are spent? Before you answer, consider this scenario: you take your can in to the mechanic’s. You explain what is happening – a strange noise, a tug to the left – and the mechanic says “I understand,…Read More
Last week I promised more information about the various competitive forces a business faces. In past posts we have tackled the categories of direct competition. This makes up just one of Porter’s Five Forces. What is the Five Forces model Michael Porter developed his “Five Forces of Competitive Position Analysis” in 1979, creating some timeless…Read More
I recently had occasion to revive this Gary Vaynerchuk classic quote: Make Money: Don’t Raise Money As business mantras go, this one is pretty powerful. In this case Gary Vee has two main points in mind: the importance of sales capabilities, and the sustainability of the VC culture (which he questions). There is a more…Read More
Last January I talked about new year’s habits as an option to new year’s resolutions: New year’s resolutions are list items we can start to forget by about mid-February. New year’s goals are targets we can miss and return to for the first six months of the year. New year’s habits, however, are a structured…Read More