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 ...

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 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...

07 Aug 2019

Business Coaching
Do you feel trapped in your business or leadership role? Do you feel, at times, that there is no “way out” or that there’s no one else who can help you? There’s a name for this (business imprisonment) and it’s curable. Here’s what we often hear. Someone started a business or took a leadership role years ago. The business has been built over several years to become what it is today. It...

27 May 2019

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Many small business owners start businesses not because they are fabulous business owners or budding entrepreneurs, but because they are passionate technicians. They have a particular skill that they know they can market and sell without working for someone else. But, for many of those business owners, that skill that sets their business apart can also be their Achilles Heel. It’s eas...

13 May 2019

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Whether you are trying to build a company, secure funding for an entrepreneurial dream, create business relationships, or even land a job, you have to be confident in more than your resume and what you have to offer. In today’s market you can be sure that, before you get a call back or a client, there’s a good chance someone is going to look for your name (and your business name) online....

29 Apr 2019

Accountable
It’s hard to hear, but… any time something goes wrong in a business, the business owner is to blame. If you’re the owner of the company (or even the president of the organization) and customer has a terrible experience, it eventually comes back to you. For example, if a customer at a restaurant has a bad experience, it’s easy to blame the server or the chef, but your managers hired and t...

15 Apr 2019

FamilyBiz
Running any business is hard, but when you’re running a family business, you face a unique set of challenges – it’s hard to leave work at work, it’s hard to manage the emotional entanglement of family and there’s more at stake than money when something goes awry. So how do you manage and grow your family business without fraying the relationship you’ve built with your loved ones? It come...

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