Entrepreneurship: Making the Business Plan Stand Out

Praiseworthy.........these thoughts and the guidance provided by you make the business planning ...more

Make Being a Business Owner Fun - Create The Business You Want

If you want to make owning a business fun, create the business you want. There is a famous line from a movie, "If you build it, they will come." That line definitely has its place in business creation and development. Just as there is a lid for every pot, there is a business for every consumer. As an entrepreneur the first and most important person that an entrepreneur must get to return to the business each day is the entrepreneur  herself....more

Avoid Being Distracted by Shiny Pennies

A common challenge for business owners and executives is to avoid “tripping over shiny pennies.” What does that mean? It is the attraction and distraction of the newest, latest, greatest shiny object in our path....more

Thrilling Thursday - Business Planning Part 4 of 5 Finances

Thrilling Thursday - it is thrilling to develop a plan for business success....more

Prepare for a Happy Business New Year

There are only a few weeks left that will define how your business performed this year. Are you happy with the anticipated results?  If the answer is yes, are you prepared to deliver the same performance next year or go to the next level?  If the answer is no, are you prepared to deal with the obstacles and challenges that prevented you from achieving your goals this year?...more

Thrilling Thursday Business Planning Part 3 of 5

Thrilling Thursday - it is thrilling to develop a plan for business success. Each Thrilling Thursday throughout the month of November will be dedicated to creating a plan for starting or running your business. At the end of November, if you follow the articles and complete each section, you will have a complete business plan you can use to operate your business or seek financing....more

Be In Your Business Now

As a business leader, you have three options of where to put your focus. The Past. The Future. The Now. Being present in your business now, gives you better leverage to improve from your past with the valuable foresight to manage risks and opportunities in your future....more

Vision Statements are Worthless without Disciplined Focus

Entrepreneurs can spend countless hours crafting their vision and mission statements. It is often assigned to every leader as a required task in strategic planning. Business investors and advisors will ask you, what is your vision? Imagine answering, “I don’t know!”...more

Business Planning 101

One of the reasons why so many businesses fail is because they fail to plan.  You wouldn't think of going on vacation without a plan so why would you dream of hitting the road to self-employment without one? ...more

What is Your Why and Who?

So you’ve determined that you want to be self-employed and that you’re cut out for the entrepreneurial journey. Now what? The decision to be your own boss can come with a big rush.  Like a YORK Peppermint Patties commercial of the days gone by.  That’s fine for a while (like maybe an evening of some fine cocktails), but then what do you do?  This is where business planning comes in. ...more