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27 06, 2016

Disrupted? Being Down Doesn’t Mean You Are Out

By | 2016-10-29T15:29:00+00:00 June 27th, 2016|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Taxi companies have been knocked down by ride sharing companies wielding technology and ease that customers adore. To paraphrase Mark Twain, however, the death of taxi cabs and taxi companies has been greatly exaggerated. Across the United States, taxi companies are doing their best Rocky Balboa impersonations and getting up [...]

15 02, 2016

What Keeps Us Slow When We Want to Be Faster?

By | 2016-10-29T15:29:02+00:00 February 15th, 2016|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

This message has been around for years: Speed is essential to flourish in a world where past success only ensures that you used to be relevant.  Your organization needs to be faster to market, quicker to respond to change, and more resilient when overcoming missteps. So why do so many [...]

3 01, 2016

Seven Ways to Make Your Business Better This Year

By | 2016-10-29T15:29:03+00:00 January 3rd, 2016|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

If you want your business to be better, there are areas that will have to be different. If you want things to be different, you will have to change. For most businesses, the challenge to getting better falls into one or more of the following categories: Lack of focus in [...]

23 11, 2015

Why Disrupt When You Can Create?

By | 2016-10-29T15:29:03+00:00 November 23rd, 2015|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Have you ever head an idea and immediately thought, “That is brilliant!” It recently happened to me as I was emceeing an awards event for entrepreneurs and small business owners. The award was Entrepreneur of the Year, and the winner was Brenda Stoner and her team at PICKUP™. What caught [...]

27 10, 2015

Four Changes That Make Growth Happen

By | 2016-10-29T15:29:04+00:00 October 27th, 2015|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

You can’t cut your way to growth. Profitability? Yes, at least for a while, but growth is a completely different animal. Growth requires increasing the top line and there are only four basic ways to accomplish that: Sell more of the products or services you currently offer Sell additional products [...]

17 08, 2015

Will Fear and Comfort Kill Your Business?

By | 2016-10-29T15:29:09+00:00 August 17th, 2015|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

What if there was a way to make a 100% improvement in one of the most prevalent complaints customers have about your product and service? You would implement it in a heartbeat, right? In the floral industry, receiving flowers that look nothing like the photo shown on an online ordering [...]

5 08, 2015

Pursing the Future: Learning Faster Is No Longer Enough

By | 2016-10-29T15:29:09+00:00 August 5th, 2015|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Flawless execution today is no guarantee of relevance tomorrow. The ability to quickly and continually change and adapt is a competitive advantage —which is why companies like Jim Beam, Procter & Gamble, and Zildjian Cymbals have led for hundreds of years while competitors have fallen by the wayside. Pursuing the [...]

26 04, 2015

Can A Business Be Too Creative?

By | 2016-10-29T15:29:14+00:00 April 26th, 2015|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Businesses want people to be creative and unique in order to help them be different and distinctive. But is that always the best approach? Viewers of Katy Perry’s halftime show at the 2015 Super Bowl probably remember how the “Left Shark” did his own thing apart from the other dancers. [...]

31 03, 2015

What To Do About the Biggest Problems Facing Business

By | 2016-10-29T15:29:16+00:00 March 31st, 2015|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

In our last blog, The Five Friends each gave their opinion about what they considered to be the biggest problems facing businesses in the next five years. In this blog, each will give their solution to the problem they discussed.  From Randy Pennington: How do you become more nimble and [...]

15 03, 2015

What Are The Biggest Challenges Facing Businesses In The Next Five Years?

By | 2016-10-29T15:29:17+00:00 March 15th, 2015|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

From Mark Sanborn: The biggest challenge businesses will face in the next five years is meeting increasing customer expectations. There is a current dilemma that will only get worse: the more you do for customers, the more they expect. Excellent service providers scramble to meet the expectations of customers who [...]