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The Radical Act of Deep Listening in Restoring Your Competitive Edge

The business landscape is changing rapidly.  If you’re in business, you know exactly what I mean.  So how do you keep your competitive edge when it seems like your competitors are inching ahead? Let’s look at one aspect of a solution, and that is better listening.  As my friend and business owner Christine Prefontaine of Loup Design says, “In…

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Q2 Check Up

25% of your year is behind you, how are you doing? Business indicators are rarely linear and how you feel about your business varies so how do you combine both a quantitative and qualitative analysis to have a grounded view on the state of your business? The quantitative (numbers) based analysis is usually the easiest…

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Managing people is a pain in the butt. Or is it?

I’ve often joked business would be so much easier if it wasn’t for the humans.  Though the reality is, business is the humans, and so if you’re in business, you’ve got to deal.  And, I have news for you.  You’re a human too and not always a cake walk.  Managing people isn’t as hard as…

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How to practically improve the direction of your business

Trying to improve your life and your business?  You may have heard the following advice… Create a Vision Board!  No, you should Think Bigger!  Or, get better at Goal Setting.  Actually, it all starts with Daily Affirmations! Let’s face it, there is a lot of advice out there about how to make things better for yourself.  Heck, an entire industry has…

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Fall in love with your business again

Let’s face it.  Being a business owner is a grind. During the up times you’re certain you made the right choice, during the down times you wonder what the hell were you thinking.  And this can all happen in the span of a day.  So yes, there are a lot of reasons why being in…

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How to Keep Your Business Ahead Of Change

One of the most difficult things for a business owner to do is to constantly grow.  We come into our businesses with certain skills and abilities and that works for a time.  The business gets up and running, grows to a certain point, and then plateaus.  This isn’t necessarily a problem if the business is producing what…

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End of Year Best Business Tips

December, it’s a festive and often busy month, hopefully, a time full of friends and family, reflection on 2018 and a look ahead for 2019. It’s also an important month in your business.  Here are two things I pay extra attention to in December each year to ensure I start the new year strong. Financials…

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10 Must-Dos For Entrepreneurs Going Into a Shift

10 Must-Dos for Entrepreneurs going into a Shift Earlier this week I wrote 6 tips for anyone in down economic cycles, today I’m following that up with tips for entrepreneurs going into a down cycle. Heads up business owners, this is for you! Cut your expenses by 10-20%.  Now.  Make two lists, things you will cut…

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