05 May 2020

We know time is one of our most valuable commodities in business. Yet having time to think, get feedback and figure out how to move past important business challenges well to grow your business is also important. We invite you to make time. We’ve strategically designed our Virtual CEO Business roundtables for business owners and leaders. These sessions are designed as a safe place to ...

28 Apr 2020

The economy was strong. Unemployment was at historic lows. Sales were up. It was hard to find good help because there were so few candidates. For most business owners and entrepreneurs, 2019 was a great year and there was a clear path for business growth for 2020. Then COVID-19 hit the United States and, for many, it was like someone pulled the rug out from under them. But whether your b...

25 Mar 2020

Astronaut. Firefighter. Doctor. Movie Star. When you’re little and the world is a wide open field in front of you, the options for what do when you grow up seem endless. You think about your passions and you naturally set the bar high. So what happens over the course of your lifetime that keeps you from pursuing those big dreams? Sometimes we grow out of those dreams naturally when...

11 Mar 2020

No matter what kind of business you own or how successful you are, there’s one thing you can’t buy – time. If you are going to commit time to focusing on making big progress in 2020, you have to find ways to make more time for yourself. So how do you get started? With some major spring cleaning. Declutter: The first step in spring cleaning your business is to declutter....

19 Feb 2020

When was the last time you truly unplugged? Whether it turning off your phone to go to lunch with an old friend or setting a true out of office and taking a family vacation, being able to leave technology – and work – behind is an important part of being an entrepreneur. After all, you didn’t go into business to have nothing more than a really demanding job, did you? In...

15 Jan 2020

Owning a family business can be one of the most rewarding business structures ever created.  Leaving a legacy for the next generation, watching your children grow and learn and lead. Leaving more than just a business, but a lifestyle to continue to pass on and on and on… But…it can also be one of the most intensive, emotion draining and stressful things an owner may ever encounter. Th...

21 Nov 2019

Business Plan 2020
For business owners and leaders, this time of year is focused on year end planning, budgeting and goals. And that latter word (goals) means reflection. Did you do what you said you were going to do in 2019? Take time to think about it before you start planning for 2020. Use these ideas from The Growth Coach for your 2020 business planning: Keep it simple. A business plan is not a...

21 Oct 2019

Before we delve into discussing leadership, let’s define the word. What is leadership? Can you define it? I suspect if you ask ten people, you will get ten different answers about what it really means. Conversely when asked to think of a good leader – the image of someone from your life pops into your mind. And certainly, if asked about a bad leader, I suspect that multiple images and...

03 Oct 2019

CEO Roundtables
We know time is one of our most valuable commodities in business. Yet having time to think, get feedback and figure out how to move past important business challenges well to grow your business is also important. We invite you to make time. We’ve strategically designed CEO Business roundtables for business leaders in Indianapolis and the donut counties. These sessions are designed as ...

22 Sep 2019

by Bob Paden, Indianapolis business coach Hope is not a plan This is sobering. A local business broker in Indianapolis reports nine out of 10 business owners who want to sell are turned away. Of the one in 10 that does make it past the first analysis to sell, over half of those company owners don’t get the sale price they hope for or believe the business is worth. Bottom line, hope...

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