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It has to be beautiful!


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What do you think of when I say “business plan”? Chances are you describe it with adjectives like overwhelming, tedious, and confusing. Those kinds of descriptions will quickly put the whole exercise of business planning at the bottom of your list.  After all, who wants tedium and overwhelm?  It’s just easier...

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Who are your partners on the journey?


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Very few businesses are completely independent. Even as a primarily one-man show myself, I still rely to a great deal on partners for marketing, lead generation, even fulfillment of services. It’s crucial to have the best people you can. Especially because you might have just as much business reliance on them...

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Are You Surfing the Changes?


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A customer is complaining. That employee didn’t show up for work. It’s getting near tax time and you’re not sure what that’s going to look like. And the dog needs to go to the vet. And that’s just in the first 15 minutes this morning. Running a successful business is a...

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Are you on track?


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There might be a great reason why you feel like your business is just grinding away week after week, but not making progress on what’s most important. Often it’s because you’re not tracking that important stuff. Sure, you’re on top of revenue and expenses, inventory and backlog.  But rarely is that...

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Step back to see the big picture!


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Any business owner has a very interesting dance – to be immersed in the details while staying aligned with their bigger mission and goals.  Honestly, this is one of the powerful ways that my clients use my coaching: To ensure that we stay connected with the big picture. Otherwise, they tend...

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Are you in treacherous waters?


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Things don’t go smoothly all the time. Yes, you’re on a powerful mission.  But danger happens: Regulations change New competitors arise A key employee leaves So how do you navigate when things turn dark and threatening? The most important thing you’ll do is to remain calm.  No, you’re not ignoring the...

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How exciting is your business mission?


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The mission of your business is part of an amazing story. That story starts with a cast of characters who encounter what seems to be an insurmountable barrier.  The tension mounts and the music swells. Coming in to save the day is … your company!  The hero of the story, with...

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