Category: Business Management

Are You Cheap or Frugal With Your Business?

As a small business owner, I get it. Every dollar we spend has to be calculated. We don’t have a lot of cash to spend so we learn to be as frugal and self-reliant as possible. With that said, I have learned that there is a big difference between being cheap and frugal, a difference that leads to success or failure in any size business.

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Three Signs that Your Business is Failing

ou would think that that the signs of a failing business would be obvious: lack of customers, dropping sales, cash flow issues…but these are all symptoms caused by a business that has already been failing for a very long time. What if there was a way to know if your business is failing long before the symptoms start showing up?

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Every Entrepreneur’s Battle: When to Just Launch

I just recently realized that I am suffering from one of the same issues that I help many of my clients overcome: the failure to launch. It is an illness that plagues many entrepreneurs. We have the ideas running through our heads, but how do we take that next leap of faith and actually start running, not just planning our business?

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The Cloudy Eyes of Failure

I have seen it many times. I call it “the cloudy eyes of failure.” Others may know it as “tunnel vision,” or “shutting down.” No matter what you call it, the symptoms (and the results) are the same.

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Change is all About the Why

Neverless, change is necessary for progress, even for survival. So, how do you help get everyone on board? Shoot, how do you really get yourself on board? I have heard many theories on this topic. Most revolve around having a solid structure, plan, system, and deadline in place for implementing change.

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Don’t Let Difficult Customers Kill Your Morale

Most of my life, I have worked in either hospitality or the b2b service sector. Both of these industries take major customer service skills and a whole lot of dedication to what you do. With my background, I have had to deal with a whole lot of difficult customers, but the question always arises, when is enough enough?

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How to Get More Done When You’re Out of Time

How do we conquer the evil todo list? Is it even possible to walk away from a day feeling like we were productive? I believe that we can learn to take control of our hectic lives of unruly to-do lists. With just a few key shifts in our thinking and processes, we can once again be masters of our own day.

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