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24 01, 2016

Leadership – Now More Than Ever

By | 2016-10-29T15:29:02+00:00 January 24th, 2016|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Why you? Why now? What makes you relevant? Options are everywhere and being good is the minimum expectation. Why should I pay attention to you rather than hit the “Next” button? Unfortunately, most people give the wrong answers. Your company’s products, service offerings, work processes, and compensation plans are not [...]

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 [...]

14 12, 2015

How to Start 2016

By | 2016-10-29T15:29:03+00:00 December 14th, 2015|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

From Joe Calloway: Here’s advice that I’m giving myself for 2016. You can partake of it as you see fit: Lighten up. My family is healthy and happy and we’re all together. In light of that, any “problems” that I might have are trivial. Listen to and think about what [...]

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 [...]

8 11, 2015

How to Keep Your Business from Being Uberized

By | 2016-10-29T15:29:04+00:00 November 8th, 2015|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Are you afraid of being Uberized? You should be. Uber, Airbnb, and Lyft aren’t just the poster children for the Sharing Economy; they represent the continuation of a truth that is as old as civilization:  someone is actively thinking about how to leverage technology to disrupt your industry. This isn’t [...]

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 [...]

19 10, 2015

What Companies Do You Love Doing Business With and Why?

By | 2016-10-29T15:29:04+00:00 October 19th, 2015|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

The Five Friends share the companies with which they love doing business. Find out what keeps them coming back again and again ... and what your business can learn from their experience.    

12 10, 2015

Navigating the Messy Middle of Change

By | 2016-10-29T15:29:04+00:00 October 12th, 2015|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

You are now in the middle of a change. How you arrived here doesn’t matter. It could be a planned change gone awry, or perhaps a crisis forced you to do or be something different. It feels as if you are stranded in the median of a busy freeway with [...]

27 09, 2015

The One Change Your Company Shouldn’t Make

By | 2016-10-29T15:29:08+00:00 September 27th, 2015|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Business today can feel like being transported to the pages of the Louis Carroll classic Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.  The potential solutions for meeting today’s challenges are just as confusing as the problems:  Change your computer systems, become more customer-centric, start doing social media; stop doing social media; change your [...]