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You Don’t Want to be THAT Guy: The Power of Creating Your Vision

“You don’t want to be that guy, Mike.” This is the opening sentence in the book, “The Pumpkin Plan: A Simple Strategy to Grow a Remarkable Business in Any Field” by Mike Michalowicz. “What guy?” Mike asked. “That old guy … Read more

Are You Ready for Extraordinary Business Growth?

Dear Entrepreneur,   Let’s pretend you’re in the market for a good pumpkin. At the local pumpkin patch you spot it – the biggest pumpkin you’ve ever seen. As you walk over to it, you don’t even see the other … Read more

The Power of the Master Mind

I recently returned from one of the most powerful and impactful retreats I have ever attended. (Breakthroughs on the Bayou Retreat 2018.) If you are wondering what made this retreat so special, I can tell you that it wasn’t the … Read more

The #1 Profitability Blocker

profitable

Did you know that 80% of businesses today either barely break even or lose money? That means when you run a profitable company you are literally in the top 20% of the best business owners – just by making some … Read more

The Entrepreneur’s Guide to Overcoming Business Obstacles

I recently had an experience that reminded me of the following: If you want to grow your business without losing your mind, you must have a clear and motivating vision of your ultimate business and life. There is more than … Read more

Determine Your Best Use of Time and Make it Worth $10,000 an Hour

Daily I speak with business owners who are feeling pulled in too many directions by a growing business. It’s not just business. Many of us have family obligations, and want to take care of our health, too.   In a … Read more

Are you in a Leadership Bubble?

Leadership Bubble

If you’re wondering what a leadership bubble is and why you should care, then please keep reading. The bad news is that leadership bubbles pose a danger for your business. The good news is that I’m going to tell you … Read more

Boost Your Profits with Niche Strategy

Profitable Target Market

There are so many good reasons why small businesses should focus their offering on a clearly defined niche. One of the most compelling is that niche strategy not only helps you attract more clients like a magnet, but it does … Read more

How to Make Any Business Scalable

If you want to grow your small business, your concept must be scalable. In other words, you have to be able to produce your product or service over and over again without dependence on any one person. Yes –that even … Read more

5 Steps to Overcome Client Resistance

Overcome client resistance

Client resistance is frustrating. After all, they are paying us good money to advise them, they should listen to us! When someone says “no” to something we want them to do, our natural reaction is to try harder to convince … Read more

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