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Are You An Idea Hamster?

I often spend time with clients and other business owners who are full of ideas– so many they don’t know where to start, or they starting working on 2 (or 10) without much progress. Their head and office notebooks are littered with the ghosts of projects past. I heard another business owner Amy call this being […]

9 Benefits of a General Manager in your Small Business

9 Ways a General Manager Will Benefit Your Small Business

Over the years, you built your small business on step at a time. Your hired more staff to sell and service your clients, then you added an office manager and/or an accounting manager. With each hire you expected to get “freed up” to act like an owner, not an employee. Yet you are “crazy busy” every day– getting sales, monitoring […]

5 Week Plan for the Best Year

As another calendar year winds down, many organizations are focused on a strong finish to this year and planning for the next one. Typically this centers on the financial side of the business. As you do your year-end de-briefing, why don’t you also ask yourself “What did I enjoy this year? Did I make the impact I […]

Resources- Planning (Strategy, Budget, Sales)

Business Planning: There are several essential planning documents to systematically craft, communicate and implement a roadmap and key results: One-page strategic plan (5 year) Annual budget and with annual goals and 3-4 key projects (rocks) Monthly company dashboard Sales plan and process Outside Resources These links are for resources from several groups that work with high growth […]