11 Oct 2012

5
Too many business owners spend all their time and effort working in their business and not on it. The problem is that when you work in your business, you treat it like a job and yourself like a technician. As a CEO, you should not be doing the job of a technician. Technicians can be hired and replaced. Your role as a business owner is irreplaceable. Are you acting like it? If you were ...

05 Jul 2012

When things are tough for your business, it’s hard not to focus on the negatives. When you’re feeling constantly afraid about the future, you’re letting fear control your life. Owning a business isn’t about fear, it’s about fun, wealth and freedom. It’s time you put away your negative attitudes and get some peace of mind in your perspective. Dale Carnegie, in his book “How to Stop Worryi...

12 Apr 2012

5
  Many business owners feel trapped in their own business. Their passion has left and been replaced by chains. What causes these feelings of bondage for business owners? Why do the cuffs keep getting tighter and tighter? Here are the five most common reasons business owners feel imprisoned by their business. Technical Tendencies: Many business owners are former technicians. They g...

02 Feb 2012

5
      Referrals from customers play a major role in the success of your business. They already have some faith and trust in the credibility of your business. Referrals are the prospects to really pay attention to. Are you? All it takes to start is a single question. Ask your satisfied customers if they know anyone who would benefit from your services. Here are some simp...

20 Jan 2012

5
As a business owner, your individual success is ultimately based on how hard you are willing to try and persevere, but there are times when every business owner could use some outside help and guidance.  If you feel lost or confused about your goals, a business coach is able to give objective advice and assistance. They change lives and help build better businesses. This is the inspirati...

05 Jan 2012

5
A new year has begun and a new page in the story of your business is ready to be written. Remember, you are the one who holds the quill. The future of your business is ready to be molded, but only if you are prepared to take action and start a new chapter. Nothing will change if you don’t. Use the New Year to force yourself to do things differently and do them right. Simply going along ...

22 Dec 2011

5
Driving a car is a lot like running a business. As the driver, you steer your business away from obstacles and maneuver it through rough roads. Unfortunately, sometimes even the best driver gets lost in the fog or on a new route. When you get lost driving you can rely on a GPS.  When you get lost in your business or simply need some help finding the way to your goal, you can rely on a bu...

25 Nov 2011

5
It's Thanksgiving again, and this year take a little time to remember all the things in your business you have to be thankful for. Consider all your hard work and successes and celebrate them. You deserve it. Remind yourself that your business is where it is today because of you. While rejoicing in all the things you are thankful for, don't forget to also consider the areas where you cou...

22 Jul 2010

5
To run a successful business, at a minimum, you need to be effective in multiple categories: self management (vision, goals, focus, priority management, personal responsibility, etc.), marketing/sales management (generating leads and closing sales), operations management (delivering on the promises made), people management (recruiting, leading and holding others accountable), money manag...

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