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5 Things Small Businesses Should Do To Last More Than 5 Years

“We cannot predict the future. But we can create it.” – Jim Collins Every Fortune 500 firm today started in some shape or form as a small business – an idea in the mind of an entrepreneur. It’s no wonder that small businesses are the lifeblood of US commerce yet many do not survive, especially […]

By |2017-02-09T03:07:51+00:00May 29th, 2015|Business Strategy, Small Business|Comments Off on 5 Things Small Businesses Should Do To Last More Than 5 Years

Becoming a Good to Great Nonprofit

In the past five years, the need for nonprofit services has exploded. While for-profit businesses struggled with decreased revenues and downsizing during the Great Recession, the nonprofit sector continued to grow, and actually thrived during this period [...]

By |2017-02-09T03:07:51+00:00April 3rd, 2015|Business Strategy|Comments Off on Becoming a Good to Great Nonprofit

5 Tips To Becoming An Innovative Company in 2015

Today, many businesses suffer poor results because they do not have innovation strategies or will not seek out opportunities to become an innovative company. Great business leaders understand -- and history has proven -- that the execution of strategies, business models, disciplined processes, technologies and incentive systems that encourage innovation are important to sustained positive [...]

By |2017-02-09T03:07:51+00:00March 20th, 2015|Business Strategy, Innovation|Comments Off on 5 Tips To Becoming An Innovative Company in 2015

A Vision Helps Companies Focus, Even in a Constantly Changing World

They say hindsight is “20-20”. Here are several key strategies if you are starting a business or have an established one that I have learned from experience in working with great organizations. Either way, you are sure to enhance your business from “good to great” by applying these principles: Create a vision for your company [...]

By |2017-02-09T03:07:51+00:00October 22nd, 2014|Business Strategy, Vision|Comments Off on A Vision Helps Companies Focus, Even in a Constantly Changing World

Maintain Focus on Your Business Strategy

Consistency Proves Successful Over Decades We are always prone to think that the economy or outside external forces are the major cause of a company’s success or demise. But history has proven otherwise. Success or failure and the longevity of most companies are NOT primarily because of external forces but what a company has done [...]

By |2017-02-09T03:07:51+00:00June 30th, 2014|Business Strategy|Comments Off on Maintain Focus on Your Business Strategy

Replace systems of coercion and control with self-motivated employees.

Many companies today still manage employees based on our primal instincts to control, coerce and dictate employee behavior at the workplace. After all, they are on company time and the company is paying them. If we want results from our employees we must manage, manage, manage. Right. Wrong? Mismanagement or better yet over-management is not [...]

By |2017-02-09T03:07:51+00:00June 30th, 2014|Business Strategy, Employees|Comments Off on Replace systems of coercion and control with self-motivated employees.
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