A Business Owner’s Resolutions for the New Year

1. The economy no longer matters to me; we are going to grow revenue in 2015 regardless of any external obstacles.

2. I’m not only going to watch the pennies in 2015, I will teach, coach and cajole all of those around me do to the same, so the company can be profitable.

I’ll solicit from the employees how to reduce costs and will use a percentage of the savings in monthly prizes for the best ideas to spur on creativity. I ...

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The Failure to Evolve

A client hired a long lost relative and placed him in management. For the sake of confidentiality, let’s call the new hire Steve.

Joining the armed forces out of high school, Steve was looking for security and stability. Over time, he proved himself and was promoted, becoming an officer. Retiring after twenty years of service, Steve was looking to join an organization with growth potential.

Given Steve’s age, experience and track record of personal drive, his elder relations had in mind that ...

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Lessons I Learned at the Food Court

Almost everyone looks back at their career at some point. The good times are remembered fondly, the tough times are recalled with the wonder of survival, and the things learned that might apply to what is happening at the moment surface with thanks.

I literally grew up in the food industry. My first job in high school was working at a small grocery store; I then graduated to McDonald’s; worked through college at a convenience store and spent summers at a ...

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The Wimp at Work

Research conducted by The CEO Project suggests that the individuals who lead companies should spend their time very differently than how most are currently spending it.

If you want to understand why your business is not as successful as you would like it to be, or want to know why you struggle, consider this: very few owners know what specific actions are required for their company to grow.

Many owners become trapped by the seeming mirage of growing revenue; or deal constantly ...

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On Thanksgiving

By the time you read this, Thanksgiving Day and Black Friday will have passed.

Except for retailers, this is generally the time of year when many businesses are slowing down, wrapping things up and preparing for the next calendar year.

Some companies remain busy, working hard to close every possible sale, collect every outstanding dollar and end the year on a high note in preparation for the New Year coming up.

Whatever your thinking might be about the last few weeks of the ...

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