As an advisor to business executives and owners, I often hear discussions about employee accountability, almost always focusing on the negative. Phrases like “holding people accountable” imply negative consequences or punishment, rather than rewards or providing the freedom and coaching to team mem Read More
I’m sure all of you are convinced that your new business will create the next trend and ride the wave to success, but the reality is that most startups fail, so anticipating future trends is clearly harder than it seems. In my experience, it takes more than a gut feel, so predicting breakthrough ch Read More
Building a startup is hard work for low pay, it’s risky, and it requires total responsibility to make it work. Yet, many entrepreneurs are the happiest people I know. On the other hand, I know many unhappy individuals who are always partying, have minimal commitments, and little responsibility. I s Read More
Every business needs repeatable processes to grow and thrive, but modern business processes need the right people to make them efficient and productive. In addition, today’s customers judge a company by perceived people relationships through social media, phone conversations, and sales experiences. Read More
Potential startup founders are always looking for ideas to implement, when they should be looking for problems to solve. Customers pay for solutions, but there is no market for ideas. I’m often approached by people with a “million dollar idea,” but I haven’t seen anyone pay that for one yet. Read More
Every business leader I know struggles with the challenges of leadership, and is constantly honing their formula for success. We all wish it could be boiled down to a short list of actions, but we continue to be surprised and frustrated by new situations that seem to be beyond our thinking. Thus, e Read More
If you’re passionate about exercise and have an entrepreneurial spark, you might find yourself wanting to start a fitness business. This is a great time to do it, as a lot of individuals look to the web for their fitness guidance. You’re naturally going to have unique needs and preferences about ho Read More
I’m sure you have all seen entrepreneurs and startups with great ideas that never seem to live up to their potential, while others with more mundane solutions seem to take off quickly and never slow down. In my experience as an advisor to startups, the difference is almost always related to the fou Read More
Owning a business is a dream come true for many people. Here are six big expenses to consider to help your café dream come alive. Read More
As I talk to business owners and entrepreneurs, I’m surprised at how many complain about team members who feel taken for granted, or have contributions not appreciated. As an advisor and mentor, I’m always looking for more ways to improve communication, get people more engaged, and get more done. G Read More
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