09 Oct 2021

Well, 2021 is almost behind us, in so many ways! We’re heading towards the holidays like a freight train and December 31, 2021 is approaching fast. As business owners, we’ve set this date in our heads as a milestone for some reason. It may mark the end of a year, but it certainly doesn’t mean the end to our problems. So, why wait until then to address what needs attention now? You’re ...

20 Sep 2021

Why would anyone want to work for you and your business? I ask this of clients from time to time when the subject of hiring and retention comes up. Usually in the context of “I just can’t find good employees”. While there is nothing wrong with that statement on its face, it ignores an underlying cause - not being able to find good employees is a symptom. Let’s not address the symptom, l...

09 May 2021

The Value of Partnerships
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...

21 Apr 2021

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...

23 Sep 2020

Companies that are surviving, even thriving, have continued to push forward and find new avenues of profitability. From product manufacturing to printing, healthcare to high-tech, businesses of all sizes and shapes face a perfect storm consisting of the pandemic, politics and a panicked economy. Depressing news is everywhere you turn, and dire predictions abound. Amid all this, man...

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 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...

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 ...

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