Why the numbers need to be balanced with customer needs

By on Jul 1, 2015 in Blog, business, customer service | 0 comments

In businesses there is sometimes a tendency to focus on the numbers and use them as the only metric by which success is measured. This is a myopic perspective to take, because while numbers never lie, sometimes they also omit key information. Numbers can tell you a lot about your business, but there’s also something to be said for seeing your business from the...

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Is there such a thing as too much planning for your business?

By on Jun 10, 2015 in Blog, business | 0 comments

The other day I was chatting with a client about their business plan and they shared with me that they didn’t feel like making a plan beyond 5 years was realistic. I didn’t disagree with them, because I could appreciate that developing a plan to a certain point was what was most effective for them, but it did get me thinking about the occasional business...

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Why you need a Resource Team for your Business

By on Jun 3, 2015 in Blog, business, networking | 0 comments

This last week I met with several different recent acquaintances I made, with the purposes of learning what they do and how what they do can help me, my clients, and anyone else I connect to who needs help solving a problem. The reason I was doing it was to build my resource team and its actually something I do every time I meet with someone for a one-on-one...

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How to make Uncertainty part of your Business Strategy

By on May 27, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

In The Attacker’s Advantage by Ram Charan, the author discusses the necessity of being prepared for uncertainty in your business. To him uncertainty is anything you can’t obviously predict that nonetheless could change your industry. I agree with his perspective. Businesses don’t have the luxury of being in an environment where there’s a...

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The Selfless Leader

By on May 20, 2015 in Blog, business, leadership | 0 comments

In the DNA of the Resilient Organization, the author points out that many leaders try to play it safe when leading their business. In other words, they don’t really lead. They are afraid of taking risks and possibly making some people unhappy, but when you own a business, you may make decisions that won’t make everyone happy. Ideally, your culture will...

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Networking Nirvana starts May 20th

By on Apr 30, 2015 in Blog, classes, networking | 0 comments

Networking Nirvana starts May 20th! In this 5 week teleclass you will learn how to make your networking efforts into profitable activities that grow your business. Networking works for your business when you learn a process for how to give and get referrals that turn into business. My 5 week class shows you my process for how to become an effective networker that...

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