Spring Cleaning Your Business

Spring is officially here and there it’s no better time to clean up your business. This could include cleaning out your desk drawers, dusting off the shelves, or taking a step back to examine your business. Although spring cleaning for your office may sound like a big task, it will bring a sense of … [Read more...]

3 Leadership Lessons Every Business Owner Can Learn From the Movie, Braveheart.

As a business owner, if your leadership is wavering, it's possible your team will too.  A good place to start is at the core of your business -- its VISION.   Any “commoner” can gain lessons from the movie, Braveheart, and main character, William Wallace.  Let’s look at the fundamental applications … [Read more...]

Team Ford ActionCOACH Brings Home 3 Client National Awards

ActionCOACH MetroNorth brought home three client awards at the 2014 Business Excellence Awards in New Orleans, Louisiana as announced by ActionCOACH, the world’s number one business coaching firm, the company sponsoring the event.  The winners included: Best Company Culture (Best Company to Work … [Read more...]

Small Business Owners: If You’re Not Growing, You May Have a Foundation Problem

Carmen Morehead says that building a big business doesn’t require tape and scissors   In order for you to have a big vision for your small business, you have to THINK big, BE creative, BE driven! It’s all about “Go Big or Go Home” if you want to play with the big boys, right? So, that’s why … [Read more...]

The Small Business Nemesis: The Inflated EGO

Warning Signs and Solutions for Leaders and Team Members to Know and Combat the Dreaded EGO.   This evil small business nemesis lurks among leaders and team members everywhere. He drives a car that runs over everyone else, he enlarges the details of a story, and he wants to look better than … [Read more...]

Does Honesty Really Help Lead You In Your Small Business?

Why You Need To Allow Honesty to be the Leading Character in your Business.   When I drive any open highway I use my cruise control. It forces me to be consistent and honest about my speed. I know that I’m within the realm of “reasonable speed” because the State Trooper is not moved when I … [Read more...]

How to Find The True Value in Your Small Business Team and Uncover Greatness

Breaking News…When you’re eyes are closed, you can’t see anything! .   As a small business owner, when it comes to your team, have you ever experienced a blessing in disguise? This is when you don’t see the value in something at first, then, “Voila”, it hits you. Right now you have a team … [Read more...]

How Perseverance Will Take A Small Business From Good To Great

The Power Of Positive Thinking.   We are accustomed to instant gratification --- instant coffee, instant messaging, microwaves, we even have drive-thru weddings. Unfortunately, it seems more and more people are treating their goals and dreams in this same manner; we want instant … [Read more...]

Employees That Stick Together Will Help Your Small Business Be More Successful.

If You Don’t Consider Team Chemistry, Carmen Morehead Says You May End Up With A Big Bang.   What would you do if you had a team that resembled the original castaways on Gilligan’s Island? Well, as a leader, you should look at that as an asset to your organization. Yes, I realize their … [Read more...]

In Small Business You Still Need To Dress To Impress.

Even A Small Business Owner Can Give The Wrong Impression To Customers Based On What They Wear.   The styles, colors, lengths and fit of your fashion choices will speak volumes about your ability to do your job. It’s not a shallow way of thinking….it’s just the truth. However, I should … [Read more...]