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If you were building a house, would you try to make the walls stand up on whatever ground was beneath you? Of course not. You would make sure there was a proper foundation to hold everything else up. So why aren't you doing that with your business?   Navigating...

Every business passes through three distinct stages of life, much like their human owners. It's important to understand these stages and what's needed to progress from one stage to the next. Far too many small businesses die for failure to navigate the transitions from one stage to...

Every business has two equally important parts. The first part is what the business does. The second part is how the business runs. Both of these parts of the business have to operate effectively for the business succeed. If you focus on only one or the other, you...

As a business owner, you need to always be scanning the horizon for possible trouble. And when you see the warning signs, you need to respond quickly before you find yourself in a crisis. Here are five early warning signs that your business may be headed...

Most small businesses have a small number of people who account for a majority of their business. This is a bad situation to be in. Most smaller businesses, especially B2B companies, have the "big client." At the early stages of a business, this is often unavoidable. In fact, it...

Systems define your business. If you believe your business is the product you are selling (it is), then the systems that make your business work hold all the value. The systems you use are what differentiates you from the competition. They are your unique way of...

As business owners and managers, we all have frustrations. Too many defective parts. Employees who are habitually late. Too many customer complaints. And many more. When we see these problems, we take steps to fix them. All too often, though, we treat the symptoms and not the...

If you're anything like me, you've seen this a million times. Someone promising the reveal the foolproof system to make millions overnight. Or promises to supercharge your sales. Or show you the secret method to generate more leads than you know what to do with. Or...

To grow and thrive, your business needs to be always improving. As the leader, you are constantly concerned with questions like: How can we increase sales? What can I do to make our delivery process more efficient? Which promotions will be more successful? Asking and answering...

A few weeks ago, I published a post about ways to avoid burnout. It turned out to be the most popular post this year. So, I thought I'd do a follow up to talk about getting the most out of the techniques discussed there. One of...