Archives for 2014

Exit Strategy: Do You Have a Roadmap to Success?

There are many business owners today that are approaching the final phase of running their business where they have to consider how they are going to exit (leave the company) and on what terms. While there are many scenarios that can be played out there are at least three key questions that come into play: […]

What Are Your Core Business Values?

Most business owners claim that their businesses operate on a set of core values. Many of these same business owners will claim, and even boast, that these core values guide every aspect of the business. However, when I performed an assessment of many of these organizations, it quickly became obvious that the “real” core values […]

Procrastination: Business Poison

“Procrastination is opportunity’s assassin.” Victor Kiam Procrastination is an insidious force that can compromise the effectiveness of highly qualified professionals, and organizations, thus poisoning the productivity and potential success of the business. What is so amazing is that procrastination is not due to what you cannot control such as market forces, strong competition, unpredictable customer […]

Accountability: Cornerstone of Success

Business owners and leadership teams strive daily to perfect the execution of the key success factors of their business. Success factors might range from financial stability, positive cash flow, experience, leading edge technology, cultural sensitivity, etc. One key success factor that is often overlooked, but one that is fundamental and a cornerstone to the success […]

Style Guide: Do you have one?

Customer purchasing habits have changed markedly since the development and rapid expansion of web based applications where you can find almost anything at anytime.  Consequently the science of attracting and retaining customers has become very sophisticated involving SEO (Search Engine Optimization) and one-click shopping for example This has become even more challenging for businesses with […]