Business Challenges

5 Challenges Every Business Owner Faces Before “Leveling Up”

For every business owner, challenges represent an opportunity for growth. Initially, however, issues can seem like large obstacles to overcome. The most common challenges facing business owners include: 1. Marketing You may have a great idea, service or product, but it can be difficult to determine how to get your message “out there.” How can […]

Business Question

The Most Important Business Question

As Entrepreneurs, Professionals and Business owners our days are spent wrestling with the urgent. Solving problems, answering questions and fighting back worry consumes our lives and “If only” becomes our focus. If only I had more resources, better people, more clients or a unique competitive edge I would finally be able to rest. Justifying the […]

The biggest threat to Small Business? It’s not what you think.

In a world where nothing seems to stay in focus for long its hard to have clear, unshakable beliefs about the marketplace and your position in it. Competition changes, marketing evolves, and as small business owners, we always feel the presence of consolidators and big business competitors breathing down our neck. Every morning we must […]

Out With The Old & In With The New? NO WAY!

Consider this. Many businesses focus solely on attracting new customers, yet they NEED to spend a good chunk of their time retaining current customers. These are people you already know and they have solid sales potential…they’ve already bought from you! Take the time to market and sell your NEW products to your CURRENT customers and less time trying […]

Business Owners - Get Unstuck

Get Unstuck…Right Now!

Why do individuals and corporations wake up one day stuck? You know how it is—feeling “burnt out.” What’s the point—it’s just another day of the same people and money issues, and nothing is really going to change. Where is the passion? Where is the focus, the dream, vision, determination, and excitement? They have been replaced […]

One of the most important questions for your business!

“What is the single most compelling reason why your customer will choose your company over the competition?”  If you can’t immediately answer this question, then your company has no position. It is simply just another supplier! The holy grail of marketing and business is the ability to create a position in the mind of your […]

What happened to the passion?

When you went into business, you had an idea. It might have been as simple as, “I want to be my own boss,” or, “I want to be rich.” Perhaps you saw an opportunity in the marketplace where you wanted to improve something. Think back to that time. What was your reason for taking the […]

What should I look for in a Manager?

What Is A Manager? When you say the word manager, what people often envision is a tough leader who towers over the employees and keeps the pressure on. After all, managers by definition are responsible for results, right? True, but what more importantly defines a good manager is his ability to build a team that […]

Consider This Before Planning a New Marketing Strategy

How New Strategies Lose Steam Every company craves new ideas for building its business and attracting customers. The management of companies attends seminars, hires consultants and employs sales trainers, who mistakenly believe that more and better information is what the business needs. This is a core mistake and is often a huge waste of time […]

Customers Flow Like Water

As a Business Coach I am often asked, “How can I give my company a competitive advantage in the marketplace?” To which I answer: customers are just like water, they will always seek the easiest way to get what they want. Water going downstream does not care if it goes around or through rock; it […]

×