5 Business Tools for Busy Entrepreneurs 

Working with small businesses in a variety of industries, I’ve learned firsthand the headaches that are inherent in any business. And you probably wouldn’t be surprised to know that they are all different. It is extremely frustrating for small businesses to not have systems in place when the operations side your business is beginning to Read more about 5 Business Tools for Busy Entrepreneurs […]

Strategies to Confirm and Communicate with your Customers

Service.. Service.. Service If your in the service industry, free estimates are a big part of your business. Your potential customers are often shopping prices and collecting information on their project and how you can help them. As an estimator, your time is valuable and a missed appointment or no show on the providers or customers Read more about Strategies to Confirm and Communicate with your Customers[…]

Make a Plan that Matters to your Business

Have you ever heard of Cosmolex or Clio? I hadn’t either until I had the privilege of sitting in with a client to decide which product was best for their business. Cosmolex and Clio are an all inclusive software packages used by lawyers to manage their practices. They deal with client matters, retainers, billing, accepting payments and a Read more about Make a Plan that Matters to your Business[…]

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Stability is Driven by Connections

I don’t believe it to be true that the stability of traditional employment is a myth. There are hundreds and thousands of companies that have thrived for over fifty years and many more that will continue to do so. What I would like to iterate is that traditional employment is stable…until it’s not. This changes the Read more about Stability is Driven by Connections[…]

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Failure is Part of the Process

Professionals don’t play for today, they play for the long run -Seth Godin Click To Tweet As entrepreneurs we are not going to hit it out of the park the first time.We may not meet with our definition of success the second time. But most importantly we have to remember that failure is part of Read more about Failure is Part of the Process[…]

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Skills Create Opportunity

Never stop learning. The daily grind is real. Often it is hard to find extra time or energy in the day to day to commit to personal growth. This does not suggest you have to go out and find a new hobby or learn something completely out of your comfort zone. This can be or Read more about Skills Create Opportunity[…]

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The Career Path is Not a Straight Line

It was ingrained in some of us to choose a career path as soon as possible. Find a company, stick with them, work your way up, and retire. Many entrepreneurs challenge that thinking in today’s world economy. Yes. World economy. Just because you don’t buy anything from china or don’t intend to have anything to Read more about The Career Path is Not a Straight Line[…]

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Pay Yourself First Expanded

Pay yourself first is not a new concept. Traditionally it refers to putting your finances on auto-pilot to facilitate emergency savings and retirement, or savings goals. I think we should expand on this concept to include looking forward and investing in ourselves, taking advantages of available resources today, and laying a marketable foundation for the future. Invest in Read more about Pay Yourself First Expanded[…]