Three habits that will boost your business growth. When you hear the word “growth,” what’s the first thing you think about? In business, “growth” often brings up thoughts about how much money we’re making, how many employees we have, how many clients we have, and on and on. We associate growth with the measurable facts…

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Entrepreneurship is always met with challenges, but I’ve found that none are as difficult for business owners to live up to and balance as the personal priorities we set for ourselves, and the priorities we choose to keep. It truly takes commitment and grit to stand up and stand firm, keeping what we value in…

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Generosity is a principle that is often lost in today’s fast-paced, divided, selfish, dog-eat-dog world. Stories on the news often leave us wary and skeptical of scammers and thieves, while we might hear friends tell tales of being taken advantage of after they’ve given and given. It honestly breaks my heart when I hear stories…

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They say how you do one thing is how you do all things. In business, character stands out, whether good or bad, and you will end up being known for it. Having high standards doesn’t mean treating people poorly when they don’t share your standards. In fact, exactly the opposite is true. When dealing with…

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Business planning isn’t only about an annual plan, nor about an official document, it happens in many various ways. Planning can be used in almost every area of business and since it comes natural to me, it has always been an important part of my personality and life. In this article, I’m talking about all…

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Planning Ahead for Your Business Business masters do it religiously. Investors bank on it.  Vision can limit or extend it. And, to the level it is applied and maintained translates directly into its success. Planning – an intention or decision about what one is going to do. It’s not just a word.  It’s a mission…

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Small business owners and entrepreneurs face the challenge of wearing ALL the hats. With or without team members, we are responsible for making or doing the thing we sell, answering the phone, responding to emails and incoming inquiries, and handling sales and marketing and bookkeeping and taxes, to name a few. It’s no surprise overwhelm creeps…

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What impact does branding have? Let’s start here: When you hear the word ‘brand’ what do you think of? It may be a company like Nike, or Apple, or Target. You might picture a particular product that a company has advertised or that you’ve come across that impacted or spoke to you. You may recall…

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“This widdle piddy went to market…” Tweety bird says as he pulls off one of Catstello’s toes from the wire he’s hanging onto in ‘A Tale of Two Kitties’. (1942) But how does a business create a unique voice? Let’s review a few key components… #1. What is your mission?  Without a Mission Statement, a business can get trapped…

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