Off the Ledge? Don’t Suffer in Silence
Over the last few years, I occasionally get a call from business owners who need to be talked “off the ledge.” It’s happened a lot this last year, especially with the added stress of COVID.
While the trend of these calls worries me about what it means to our long-term mental health, I’m glad I can play a role in talking stuck own...
The Value of Partnerships
I’ve been working with a client on strategic plan development for several months. A key plan tenet is a talent pipeline. While I’ve developed teams over the years from scratch (or from an existing team), handling the tactical aspects of creating a talent pipeline is not within my core services.
So, I brought in a valued bu...
Can Someone Really Learn to be a Business Owner?
I was having coffee the other day with a fellow business owner (imagine, coffee!). After catching up, we ended up talking about business owners and how some “just don’t get it.” Some owners are still stuck being an employee versus an owner. They can’t go on vacation for a week or two without taking their laptop or phon...
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The Growth Coach of North Indianapolis
Two new business coaches added to The Growth Coach of North Indianapolis team
Carmel, IN- The Growth Coach of North Indianapolis is pleased to announce its addition of Janet Greer and Sherrell Smith to the organization! According to Bob Paden, Owner of The Growth Coach of North Indianapolis, “both of these pr...
Self-awareness and Knowledge among business owners can make or break companies. In 2020, my meetings with thousand-plus owners and client involvement across the market spectrum revealed the critical importance of self-awareness and knowledge to ultimate success or failure.
Three areas standing out above all others are:
Deep work/substantial self-awarene...
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Office Evolution Carmel Announces Partnership with The Growth Coach of North Indianapolis
New workshops and events scheduled at Office Evolution led by sought after business
Carmel, IN – Office-Evolution-Carmel, a locally owned and operated coworking provider
and The Growth Coach of North Indianapolis, a business coaching firm, today
announced a st...
CAN SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS LEARN ANYTHING FROM PRIVATE EQUITY FIRMS???!
I say they can! While there may be a growing demand for service based businesses by private equity firms, the targets for PE acquisition seem to start around $10M in revenue.
That leaves about 88% of businesses to be bought/sold....(see https://www.naics.com/business-lists/counts-by-company-size...
Business partnerships are like marriages, they are just more complicated! Over the last several years, I’ve coached several business partnerships (individuals or all partners) and one resounding theme comes through – they are messy, can be complicated, are emotional and they are certainly not easy. While the initial concept seems like a win-win, they can also go bad when things change fo...
Business owners burying their heads in the sand in 2020 are really dealing with quicksand. Get out now, or risk being swallowed whole by this year’s perfect storm of catastrophes.
Plan now, plan hard. Don’t wait for the New Year to magically erase this year’s problems. Look at what worked well in 2020. It wasn’t all awful. Or, maybe it was! What went wrong, what went r...
I recently met with an owner of local payroll company that we referred to me by a good friend. We had coffee at Panera – her first meeting in public for a while due to COVID19. We introduced ourselves to each other and proceeded to share some notes on our respective businesses. We quickly hit it off and got deep into our life stories.
One subject we talked about was “networking”, as I...
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With the right changes in mindsets and habits, you can break free from feeling overworked, overwhelmed, frustrated or like a prisoner to your business. It’s time to fully Feed Your Dreams and Starve Your Fears.