6 Ways to Be A Leader in Your Business

The key to managing a successful business is consistent and effective leadership. The best leaders are successful, inspiring, and earn the respect of their team. Read on for six ways to be a better leader in your business.Have Consistency. Leaders are consistent in their behavior, their actions, and … [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...]

To Be A Great Leader, Build Great Leaders

“A good leader inspires people to have confidence in their leader. A great leader inspires people to have confidence in themselves.”   An essential element of a successful, sustainable business is leadership. If you are the only leader in your business, how do you ever get to the point … [Read more...]

Is Now The Right Time To Invest More In Your Small Business?

Many Factors Can Help You, But Don’t Let The News Determine The Fate Of Your Business.   The economy is always changing. So as the leader of your small business, how do you know if now is the right time to be investing more in your business? 1. Is there a market for your product or service … [Read more...]

Having Small Business S.M.A.R.T Goals Can Help You Enjoy The Ride!

Without the right goals, a small business owner can be boating upstream without a paddle.   I am a business coach so I know the importance of setting SMART goals. I know how to break a goal down into actionable steps, I know how to teach this to my clients (I know never to use the words I … [Read more...]

Leadership Has Changed As A Result Of Today’s Economy.

Creativity and tenacity are now required traits to be a successful leader in 2011.   Managing employees is one of the biggest challenges for a small business owner. Many have limited experience with this role when they start their business. They have learned how to manage by being managed. … [Read more...]

Happy Customers Equates To A Profitable Small Business.

Quality Products + Happy Customers = Profitable Business.   This isn’t rocket science, so why do 80% of businesses fail in the first 5 years and 80% of those fail in the next 5 years? The formula makes sense; happy customers should lead to higher revenues and more profits. Business owners … [Read more...]

Is Now The Time To Be Re-Investing In Your Small Business?

Instead small business owners should be focused on the question ‘if we could, how would we do it’.   The list of reasons (read excuses) you cannot are endless • The economy is unstable • The competition is cutting prices • Your product or services isn’t good enough • You don’t know … • … [Read more...]

Being The Leader in Your Small Business Is Critical to Its Success?

Many small business owners are great technicians but struggle to be the leader that brings their business to the next level!   What do you think when someone says, “Wow, he’s a good leader” or “People just follow him everywhere he goes”? We all can recognize these people especially in … [Read more...]