dice

I often find that I put myself in “no risk, no reward” situations. Through my travels and life experiences thus far, I’ve discovered the saying to remain true. If I have learned anything, it’s that you truly do not know what you are capable of if you do not push the boundaries and step outside…

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controller

  Being a leader spearheading a particular venture can be a very tough job. It’s up to you to be the visionary, communicate the vision, motivate the team, troubleshoot any problems, and make sure the whole operation runs smoothly. Every business owner and entrepreneur understands the weight of these burdens. In that leadership position, it’s…

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glasses

At some point in any career, we all reach a point of asking ourselves “why am I doing this?” Whether it’s the daily grind of 9-5, the blood, sweat, and tears of a startup, or the many hats of owning a business, there’s always a tradeoff and a reward. But, hopefully for all of us,…

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propel office

The lessons our first 4 years in business taught us After being in business for almost four years, one thing I can say with assurance is: we’re not in Kansas anymore! Owning a business is much different than I thought it would be, both in good ways and challenging ways. There have been difficulties, triumphs,…

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Your team

Tips for building a team that will achieve long-term business growth. Overall health can be traced back to the health of individual organisms that make up the whole. It’s true for our bodies, and it’s true for our businesses. And since growth doesn’t happen without health, then business growth depends on the individual health of…

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team effort

Every leader wants a team of rockstars: people who work hard, work well, and keep pace. But as we all know, people like that don’t exactly grow on trees. You have to weed out a lot of underperformance to find the achievement. Creating a dynamic team starts by making sure the right people are in…

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building together

  Building a strong team is critical in the success of your business. Having the right or wrong people on board is what will make or break you in the end. And we don’t just mean your employees! You should carefully understand who you’re joining forces with as a partner, vendor or contractor, too. We’d…

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3 years

This last week I celebrated 3 years in business. Now I don’t know about you, but that doesn’t sound like a long time for a business to be in existence. But let me tell you… I have never grown so much in three years as I have, both personally and professionally, in these past 36…

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New Year, New You

FACT: More than 70% of Americans do not set or write down goals. FACT: Out of the 30% that actually write goals, 25% of the goals are broken within the first week of setting them. Now, before you allow pressure, guilt or despair to defeat any resolve, consider this new year your chance to press…

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showing gratitude

This is the time of year to count your blessings and express gratefulness to those who have made a difference.  Here at Propel we owe so much to you, not only as a client, but because you have enriched our lives. Note from the Editor – Last month, I took a few days to stop…

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