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Does your company have a soul?

Business is about making stuff.  Delivering to customers.  Getting a return on your investment. So it may seem weird that I use a fluffy word like “soul” to talk about a company. But it’s a very real question, vitally important. You see, companies are made up of real people.  Living beings...

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Your competition isn’t the competition

Over 30 years, I ran across a striking company that thought differently than mine did. They didn’t worry about the competition.  Really. And not because they were ignorant or egotistical.  It’s because they realized that if they and all their competitors grew, it would create a whole new market. Out of...

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Do your partners sustain you?

I had coffee recently with a friend who leads a great business. They’re a powerful part of this community, always looking to support others and make a difference. He happened to leave a very generous tip for the coffee shop owner, but it was our conversation afterward which made it memorable....

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Do you dare to stand out?

I know that you’d like the world to be a safe place.  After all, you’ve put your heart and soul into your business, and it would be terrible to have it fall apart. So you try to play it safe. But there are different kinds of safety.  You could run close...

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How are you sustaining your group?

I never get significant results by myself.  Even as a one-person business, I rely on a great number of others to support me and magnify my impact. I suspect you have the same kind of reliance on others. The first category is those people who help me produce what I do....

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It has to be beautiful!

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?

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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Live Workshop

Lunch N’ Learn: Your Mission Makes A Difference!

June 12, 2017
@ 11:30 am - 1:00pm
Fort Collins Area Chamber, 225 S. Meldrum

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Live Workshop

The Power of Your Incredible Mission

June 20, 2017
@ 8:30 am - 10:30 am
200 West Oak Street, 3rd Floor, Fort Collins, CO 80524

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