I Quit. You Need To Go.

People leaving your company, because they quit or you let them go, is the least discussed and most disruptive aspect of business ownership. So, let's discuss it! Regardless of the scenario, replacing someone (if you do it correctly) eats up an enormous amount of time and energy. If you are not involved in the hiring, it will... Continue Reading →

The Power & Glory Of Asking For Help

Everyone talks about doing the right things to minimize the risks of their business. But here is the problem, owning a business is risky. And the risks that become real are never the ones that we plan for. So, as they say, shit happens to business...

Nobody Cares About Your Why

With apologies to Simon Sinek, nobody really cares about your “why.” They want you to care about theirs. Most every business I talk to has figured out their “why” (And cannot WAIT to tell me all about it), but they are no better, and usually worse, at clearly articulating why someone should buy their product or service.... Continue Reading →

Reaching The Top 3% Of Your Industry

Put all those business books down, throw all the textbooks away and just do the 1 thing that will never let you down. After many years of listening to businesses, experiencing the service they provide and working with them to get things done I hav...

Your 36 Month Year

How would you run your business if your year was 36 months long instead of 12?  While you consider that question, let me explain why I am asking… Right now, you are thinking about the end of your business year. You are likely in a mad dash to make or break your Q4 numbers and your... Continue Reading →

eBook: Don’t Perfume The Pig

When you are ready to sell your business, will your business be ready to sell? Selling my business 11 years ago taught me many lessons that I learned in the process and in the years since. Distance from "the hurricane" of running a business has ma...

Yes, You Should Dumb It Down

UPS has over 94,000 delivery vehicles, 282 airplanes (the 8th largest fleet in the world) and over 425,000 employees across the globe. Over the years they have developed one of the most sophisticated hand held devices ever devised. There are well ...

Burgers, Fries and Shakes

The Diner in my somewhat sleepy town is painfully empty. It is as painfully empty as most any store or restaurant you walk by these days. No doubt this change causes incredible stress to the owner of each business leaving them way too much time to...

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