How Processes help Businesses Succeed

By on Apr 8, 2015 in Blog, business | 0 comments

  When I work with my clients, I talk a lot about processes and the importance of developing good processes that support the business and employees. Many times I’ve encountered processes that don’t support the business or employees, but are performed because that’s how it was always done. The problem with such thinking is that its short...

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Autonomy and Management: How to Balance both in Your Business

By on Apr 1, 2015 in Blog, business | 0 comments

In Drive, the author makes the point that the traditional models of management are based on 19th century industrial era thinking, where everything and everyone is tightly controlled and automated in a factory like manner. My own experiences in the corporate and small business world confirm that for many businesses such a model of management is still used as a way of...

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Blogs, Pictures, and Business

By on Mar 25, 2015 in Blog, marketing | 0 comments

I recently received an email from Getty Images informing me that I was using a picture on my site that they had copyright to. The picture in question didn’t have a watermark or copyright marking associated with it, but that wasn’t going to stop them from trying to claim their pound of flesh from a very small business (i.e. mine). I read the email,...

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How to use your Tax Refund to invest in your Business

By on Mar 18, 2015 in Blog, business, Finance | 0 comments

  Tax season is coming to a close and if you are one of those rare business owners that has a tax refund, you might be thinking of a variety of different ways you could use it, such as paying off debt, buying something you’ve really wanted, or investing it in your retirement. All of those are good options, but I’d like to present another option,...

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Why Business Processes are Created and Refined

By on Mar 11, 2015 in Blog, business | 0 comments

  Recently I created a new process for my business. I’ve been traveling a lot lately, presenting at conferences and selling books, and one of the issues that came up was that I realized I didn’t have a good process in place to keep track of my book inventory, and consequently it would take a lot of time to get a book order in place and I...

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The Intrinsic motivation behind your business

By on Feb 18, 2015 in Blog, business | 0 comments

  When I first started my business, one of the most important discoveries I needed to make was what would motivate me to work at my business day in and day out, especially if I didn’t get clients right away. Seven years later, I can say that my intrinsic motivation and rewards is more essential than ever, for while I do have clients and I get paid for my...

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