5 Mistakes to Avoid If You Want a Thriving Business

Building and maintaining a thriving business is challenging, to say the least.  With so many decisions to make, a business owner is bound to make an occasional mistake.  We know that “measuring twice and cutting once” is important advice we learned from tradesmen.  It means… Continue reading

Building an Achievement Plan for Your Business

Building an achievement plan for your business provides wonderful benefits. Setting goals and determining how the goals will be met takes tactical decisions. When you have an achievement plan in place, you will find that you have more clarity, direction and focus to complete tasks… Continue reading

4 Ways to Build Quality Business Relationships

How important are business relationships?  As an entrepreneur, you started this business to use your talents to serve others and make money.  What have you built so far?  What’s your most important asset? The capital equipment you installed, or intellectual property you designed?  Your annual… Continue reading

Defining the Purpose for Your Business

When starting a business, an entrepreneur answers two important questions.  What is the problem that I can solve for my customers?  And second, how can I make a profit?  Defining the purpose for your business is addressed after you answer the first two questions.  It… Continue reading

5 Daily Habits Successful Leaders Embrace

As a leader, your daily habits are critical to your success.  If you have set goals that you wish to achieve, which I expect you have, then the daily activities become the vehicle to get you there.  Your goal-getting formula can be described as the… Continue reading

4 Ways to Boost Productivity and Stay Inspired Each Day of the Year

Building a business and following an entrepreneurial path is grueling.  To boost productivity and stay inspired each day of the year, through good times and tough times takes a concerted effort.  It’s normal to stay awake at night after working long hours, or stressing over… Continue reading

Introducing the Purpose-Driven Productivity System

Being an entrepreneur is challenging, and running a business is grueling.  I find that a business runs much more smoothly if you incorporate a purpose-driven productivity system into the operations. When you began building your business, I’m sure that you envisioned yourself with more control… Continue reading

3 Tips to Maintain an Updated Business Plan

Successful businesses—both large and small—utilize a regularly updated business plan to provide a clear vision and direction for a sustained profitable future. It becomes the roadmap business owners and entrepreneurs  follow to grow their businesses and ensure continuous quality improvement. Such improvement is derived from… Continue reading

3 Ways to Effectively Leverage Your Time

As an entrepreneur, how do you effectively leverage your time?  Time is a fleeting commodity that once gone, can never be replaced.  The challenge with managing time is that it requires continuous monitoring and self-discipline, but more importantly time management must be goal driven.  Understanding… Continue reading

Can a Small Business Owner Compete with Amazon?

Can small business owners successfully compete with Amazon? Or are we destined to allow this mammoth giant to swallow our clients as it continues to gobble up market share? I know this threat is serious to many entrepreneurs and small business owners. What if you,… Continue reading