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If you were to ask any entrepreneur what the overall goal of a business is, then you’ll likely hear something along the lines of “selling or providing a service to others.” While this is true, I often find that as business owners we tend to...

As an entrepreneur, delegating should be your superpower. Without delegating (or being willing to delegate), you inevitably set yourself up to having too much to do, and never enough time to get it all done. I often ask my clients, “Are there people that can get...

I get this question often, “How often should a CEO reach out to clients?” And, my answer is simple, “All the time!” But, buyer beware… It is important, as the leader of your company to be visible to your clients, but it is also important to make...

Now that we are well into 2019, it is time to stop planning and start executing! Many business owners think that they’re in the game, but in reality, you're spinning your wheels with planning. You can plan yourself into procrastination if you don’t convert that...

Every January, I have a special ritual that I do to take time out to reflect on the previous year and, more importantly, to give thanks to my clients. I go through the clients that I have worked with up until that point and I...

How big is your why? Do you have a why? Why do you have a why? These are single-handedly some of the most important questions you should be asking yourself. The “why” is what keeps you grounded and focused on moving forward. I strongly suggest having multiple “why’s”...

To effectively grow your business, you must know where you want to end up. Having the end goal in mind, helps you determine what steps you must be taking now, next, and into the future. For example, think about building a house. Before you even...

I’m often asked, “how can we effectively address problems before they become operational issues?” And, my answer is simple… take a collaborative approach. I recently read an article about Jeff Bezos, founder, and CEO of Amazon which detailed the steps they take to address an...

You cannot build an amazing business without strong relationships. That includes building relationships with your teams, your customers, your vendors, and your business partners. So, for 2019, you need to focus on strengthening your relationships across the board to make this year the best one yet. Here’s...

In life and in business, your follow-through is everything. How you handle setbacks and the urge to want to quit can often define your future trajectory. Now, to be clear, in some cases, you may need to give up and pivot to find a more...

I’m always asked what are biggest “pitfalls” of business that lead many businesses to fail. I came upon this list and here are the top 5 reasons why we fail. Absence of trust. People want to be around those that they trust. In business, trust...

You’ve started your business and grown it to the point where you are ready (if not need) a right-hand person. However, finding the right COO fit can often be a challenge, especially when you approach it from the “traditional” way. We often hire for skills...

When it comes to achieving your goals, many people fall short because they don’t have a compelling “why” to want to dedicate to reaching their goals. Every goal you create should have a “big why” that propels you to stay focused on getting the work...

As the year comes to a close, it is time to reflect on what worked this year and what didn’t. Perhaps you accomplished your goals, perhaps you didn’t quite see them all the way through. Either way, take the next few weeks to truly ask...

Starting a business is a financial balancing act. You need cash to get started and you need enough to hold you over while you generate buzz around your business and attract customers. But, cash flow challenges aren’t a start-up problem. As you scale your business,...

When you study the world’s greatest athletes you quickly see a common trend emerge: practice. I once asked a professional tennis coach what truly separated the good players from the best. And his answer was simple, “the best players practice at least 6 days a...

Consider this question… In a crowded marketplace with thousands of other businesses, can you really stand out and make a decent profit? If you know how to consistently stand out, then the answer is: yes! When your customers have dozens, hundreds, or even thousands of options to...

I will be the first to tell you: change is hard. Whether you are “forced” to change because of an unexpected shift in your industry, or if you are looking for a new way to shake things up – change is inevitable. And, as technology revolutionizes...

When you get feedback, how do you often respond? Are you quick to jump to conclusions or get defensive? If you’re like most people, the word defensive may come to mind. We often are reluctant to see the fault in our ways and that is normal....

I’m often asked, “What can I do to stay motivated?” and my response is actually a very simple one. I follow the same three steps when I make goals in my business as well as in my personal life. When it comes to staying on track,...

When it comes to growing your business, stepping out of the box is often mission critical to your business success. I recently had a client reach out to me because their sales were dropping, despite them sending out 100+ emails a day. Naturally, they went to...

We’ve grown accustomed to think that bigger is better and less is worse. But, in reality, when it comes to getting things done in your business, taking a step back and investing time to grow your business is what is important. I had a client who...

If you’re like most entrepreneurs and business owners then you know, the more your business grows, the more problems you’ll encounter. Simply put, challenges propel us to grow and to transform what we do and how we do it. I found this out firsthand last year with my...

Even the most successful business owners and entrepreneurs have to overcome those voices that tell them they “can’t” or that they “shouldn’t”. But, how you handle them when they inevitably happen will help set you apart from your competition. In some cases, that voice in...

Though success is not guaranteed in business, there are certain steps and actions you can take to put yourself on a winning trajectory. However, it all comes back to you truly reflecting on what you want and being willing to put a plan to execute...