Provendus Blog

Is Niche-Phobia Holding You Back? 3 Powerful Reasons to Get Over it Today!

I’m sure you’ve heard it before –  the arguments for defining a narrow niche for your business. And yet, you don’t quite believe it. It seems to go against common sense. Why narrow your potential market? Don’t you want to … Read more

1 Simple Strategy to Find Great Employees

Recruiting and retaining top talent is important for achieving a solid competitive advantage in any industry.  We would all like a team full of A-Players. For small business owners in rural America, finding A-Players to fill positions is a significant … Read more

The Secret to Low Stress Productivity for Overworked Entrepreneurs

Picture this: it’s late at night, and you’re working to finish up a presentation that’s due tomorrow. You’re exhausted and you know you’re not doing your best work, but it can’t be helped. You have to just get it done. … Read more

5 Reasons for Disengaged Employees (2 may surprise you!)

If you’re like most small business owners, you watch your bottom-line closely. Payroll is typically one of the largest expenses in a small business. It’s also the source of a significant hidden cost—employee disengagement. During the Pumpkin Plan 1-Day Kickstart, … Read more

Top 10 Purchasing Mistakes Small Companies Make

  “All decisions are emotional”, says Jeff Thull of the P.R.I.M.E Resource group.  We only do as much research as we need to do to justify the decision we already made.  This leads to BAD decision making!  To totally remove … Read more

Business Coaches: How To Find Your Niche, Instantly

Most business coaches and consultants serve a variety of clients. They pride themselves on having varied experience. They love to help people, and they figure the more different types of businesses they work with, the more opportunities they have to … Read more

Are you motivated enough for growth?

If you want to grow your company and continue to reach new goals, chances are you will also need to make some changes along the way to how you do things. And change is hard, even when it’s a positive … Read more

Liberate yourself from your business… with process

As business owners, we often hear about the importance of implementing processes and systems in our business to create a standardized, professional company that is not dependent on the owner or specific key people. However, for many small businesses, the question of how to effectively implement … Read more

The Two Words That Indicate Your Coaching Business Will Never Grow

When you are asked to describe your target market, do you lead off your response with “Anyone who. . .”? If you do, I would bet money on the fact that your coaching business won’t grow. With my first business, … Read more

Breaking Free from the Survival Trap

Day in, day out, I see business owners trapped in the survival trap. It’s painful to watch and I try to throw out a lifeline whenever possible.  What’s challenging is that when we’re in the survival trap, our attention is … Read more

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