Insurance is probably one of the least sexy things you have to deal with as an entrepreneur. However, accidents happen, things break, and liability lawsuits are becoming all too common. Safeguarding your assets, your employees, and your livelihood should be a priority. Several factors determine what type of business insurance coverage you’ll need, such as […]
If you cringe at the thought of setting business goals for 2020, you’re not alone. Countless entrepreneurs struggle to define the future direction of their brands or businesses. Some have good intentions, but barely have a moment to think amid the obligations and stress of keeping their operation afloat. For others, strategic planning simply isn’t […]
End Of Financial Year Checklist For Small Business
It’s that most wonderful (and stressful) time of the year! For many small business owners, the holidays coincide with the end of the financial year – and there simply aren’t enough hours in the day to tackle what needs to get done. My advice? Prioritize the essentials. Use this End of Financial Year Checklist to […]
When I transitioned from working in Corporate America to running my own business, I had certain goals and expectations. Along the way, I encountered a few surprises – as every entrepreneur does. But over time I discovered that my life had changed for the better in ways I never really imagined. With Thanksgiving right around […]
Writing a business plan can seem like a daunting task – which is why many entrepreneurs and business owners avoid doing it. I get it – things move at such a fast pace today that creating a long and involved plan seems like a waste of time. But as I tell my clients, pulling together […]
Professional Networking Tips And Tricks From A Master Networker
As a veteran networker, I can tell you that good networking doesn’t happen by chance. Showing up at an event and exchanging a few business cards is a piece of cake, but let’s be honest – that’s NOT networking. The objective is to build valuable relationships in order to increase your business, enhance your knowledge, […]
We all know there are many elements that go into running a thriving business. However, in my work with small business owners, I have found that those who achieve the greatest success are the ones who bring a leadership mindset to the table. Here are three things wildly successful leaders do automatically. Commit to practicing […]
What Is My Value Proposition And Why Does It Matter?
Simply stated, your value proposition is the reason a consumer should choose your product or service over someone else’s. It explains why you’re different and how you add more value or are better at solving their problem. Market that difference and you’ll see profits soar. Fail to differentiate your business and you’ll be doomed to […]
Mid-Year Report Card: How’s Your Small Business Doing?
Many small business owners conduct reviews at the beginning or end of the calendar year. However, June is the perfect time to do a mid-year check-in to assess your current situation and course-correct to ensure that your business is on track to meet year-end goals. Financial statements form the foundation of your business “report card” […]
There are multiple answers to this question, depending on things like the stage of your business evolution and the specific issues you are grappling with. But the short answer is that if you are looking to optimize the health and profitability of your business, a good coach can help you achieve your goals. How do […]