What you don’t know about… Contracts 📜

… all things that are probably on your mind when you go speak to your attorney about your commercial contracts.  And yet, that is not what most disputes are about.  Why legal disputes happen “Most contract disputes revolve around essential business terms such as scope, payment, delivery, and change management”.  So explains Tanya Osensky, of…

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What you don’t know about… everything 🤷

Your business does not exist in isolation.  The needs of a small business take a village… nay, a whole city. Every small business needs a small business service provider to complete its needs.  And they, in turn, need small business service providers, and so on…  The business services you need My role with my small…

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It’s much more than a logo: Branding ABCs (or act, be, see) (4/8) 🎨

We have talked about your competitive positioning and how important that is to your brand.  We have talked about your company culture and how important that is to your brand.  It’s time to talk about “brand”: what is branding, after all? To answer that question, I would like to thank the wonderful Kriston Sellier, founder…

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Why you want to write an annual plan 👉 (1/5)

You want to start work in January knowing what your business will look like in December. And you want everybody who works for you and with you to know it too.  It’s easier to plan your actions and strategies if you know where you want to go. Annual planning is a thought process. It involves…

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Are you building a culture of innovation in the workplace? 🔣(4/6)

I want all my clients to be great managers. All my clients want to be great managers. And that means that they know the difference between managing and micromanaging. In short: It’s not about being hands-off, but rather finding that sweet spot where your team feels supported, yet challenged to push the boundaries. The boundaries…

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Celebrate success: measure, plan, recognize good work 🍾  (6/6)

Don’t forget this step, in any part of your business.  A powerful way to ensure more good work is to recognize what’s working, celebrate good results, and give the team the spotlight. Make sure everyone in the business knows when good work is happening.  Measure customer satisfaction First and foremost. It is up to your…

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Operational efficiency: an essential to grow your business

Business growth is what we’re talking about, but to achieve growth, you must scale your business.  Growing your business means adding parts. More clients, more employees, more desks, more anything. Scaling your business means that your revenue increases, but your resources stay about the same.  For more on that see my post Why scaling is…

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