In the last couple of weeks, I’ve had several clients ask me about the best way to do strategic planning. 2018 is coming up quickly, so I wanted to share a few strategies with you to get you started with your end of the year wrap up and getting ready for strategic planning in 2018. Continue reading
If you’re like most progressive business owners, you want your company to stand out from the crowd…to be innovative…to have a clear market position. You probably spend a lot of time thinking about these things, and get frustrated when you try to implement something new, only to get push-back from employees who aren’t nearly as excited about your new initiative as you are.
You might find yourself walking around muttering, “Why can’t my employees just get on board? Why can’t they just see the value in what I’m trying to implement?”
How do you get employees on board with innovation?
• “I have so many balls in the air, I don’t even know where to focus.”
• “I can’t believe I said THAT to one of my employees the other day—I was just so fed up with nothing being done to my standards!”
• “I’m so tired of being the only one who can get things done around here!”
• “Another year has gone by and I can’t see anything I’ve done anything to make my business better than it was last year.”
If you’re like most business owners, you’ve probably muttered something along these lines recently — if not this morning, then probably it was yesterday. Continue reading
Has this ever happened to you? You hold a meeting with your employees intending to motivate them and get everyone working together as a team to do their best. You talk. They listen. They may seem interested, or at least they nod their heads in the right places, but then. . . . they go out and do the same old things and nothing has changed. Ugh!!! Continue reading
It’s really not hard at all to be profitable in your small business. Yet, the majority of small businesses barely break even, year after year. Why is this? Continue reading