January 3, 2019
Overview of Small Business Leadership

An Overview of Small Business Leadership… Motivation & Inspiration

If you Google the word “leadership,” you’ll find definitions, quotes, inspirational stories, movies, books, devotions, planners, and the like. Leadership is a big deal, but I rarely find anything about leadership in a small business setting. Sure, I can read corporate success stories, mountaintop experiences, and tragic circumstances that raised up and inspired leaders. Yet, I rarely find anything written about small business leaders by small business leaders. Therefore, I want to give you an overview of small business leadership from a small business owner’s mindset. Through this new mini-series, I want to show you what effective leadership looks like in your company and how it can raise the value of your small business.
January 1, 2019
Must Have Apps for Small Business Owners

5 Must Have Apps for Small Business Owners

As a small business owner, I know how fast-paced life gets and how hard you work to keep track of everything necessary to keep your company running smoothly. The world we live in is ever-changing and since the inception of the smartphone and the app world, it is possible to stay even more connected to your business than ever before. And while there are many apps out there, I’m sharing my top apps for business to help you make this year one of your best and most efficient yet.
December 28, 2018

Tactics and Actions…How to Implement Your Strategic Plans

Of the 8 foundational components that drive up your business’s value, 6 are functioning divisions within your company. Here’s what I mean by that. Leaders make plans; leaders and planning aren’t business departments. You, as business owners, give plans to your sales, marketing, HR, operational, accounting, and legal departments to follow. Thus, the team members in those 6 departments implement your plans. Without action and implementation by those functioning divisions, plans cannot become realities. So once you’ve developed strategies to meet your business growth objectives, it’s time for your team members to help you come up with the short-term tactics and actions necessary to accomplish your long-term objectives.
December 24, 2018
Questions to Ask when Developing Strategies to Meet Business Goals

3 Questions to Ask when Developing Strategies to Meet Business Goals

Jeff Bezos, founder and executive officer of Amazon, once said, “What we need to do is always lean into the future; when the world changes around you and when it changes against you – what used to be a tail wind is now a headwind – you have to lean into that and figure out what to do because complaining isn’t a strategy.” I fully agree… complaining is NOT a strategy. Strategies are plans of action. It’s time to stop complaining about your business and start working on your business by developing strategies to meet your objectives and grow your business.
December 20, 2018
Why Would Anyone Buy Your Business? The Buyers Want list

Why Would Anyone Buy Your Business? The Buyers Want List

If you’re trying to build a business that’s valuable, to whom is it valuable? Do you want to improve your business for yourself? Your family? Employees? Customers? Why does improving your business even matter? Well, it may not matter if you want to close it and walk away from it down the road. However, if you want to sell your business in the future, then building value in your company matters a great deal. Ultimately, the quantitative and qualitative value of your business will determine how much a buyer will pay you for your business. Your final customer will be your business’s buyer. Therefore, you must make your business attractive to them. But how do you do that? Well, I’m going to give you the list of 6 aspects that business buyers look for when assessing a company. 
December 17, 2018
Setting Achievable Long-term Objectives in Business

7 Steps to Setting Achievable Long-term Objectives in Business

Anyone can write out objectives, but few seem to achieve them. Maybe people lose sight of a vision or forget their mission – their reason “why”. Perhaps day-to-day worries get in the way of future success. As a business owner, you can’t set objectives for the future and “hope” you achieve them. Only ACTION will make your business better. Therefore, during your strategic planning sessions as you’re mapping out how to increase the value of your business, you must set long-term objectives in your business that can actually be achieved. Let me show you what works for me!