Category Archives: Vision & Strategy

Just How Exacting Should Your Business Plan Be?

Entrepreneurs approach the business planning stage differently.  Some need to cross every “T” and dot every “I” — not a…

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Spaghetti is a food, not a business strategy

Do you have an actual plan to grow your business? Or do you scramble to get numbers—any numbers—on paper? You…

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The sacred cows that are killing your business

What’s the plan, Stan? Do you have a plan to make sure next year is better than this year? Or…

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Gratitude as a Business Strategy

Howie Jacobson has a great article on “Gratitude as a Business Strategy.” Read it. I wish I had written it.…

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Small Business Optimism on MSNBC

If you slept in this past Sunday morning (and normally, I would, too), you may have missed my segment on…

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The #1 way business owners sabotage their goals

Have you ever gotten excited about a business goal … only to find your enthusiasm wore off after a few…

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Lessons from the Lemonade Stand

Many thanks to attorney Anthony Cerminaro’s BizzBangBuzz blog for bringing this tidbit to my attention.This handy article, which appeared in…

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The overlooked investors in your business

Every business has investors. Yes, even if you own it by yourself. As you know, running a growing business can…

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[VIDEO] To share is unfair

Should you freely, readily, easily share your intellectual property? Does “share, share; that’s fair” apply to the board room as…

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When short-term decisions conflict with long-term values

At a recent networking event, I spoke about the importance of strategic planning. How it keeps you focused on your…

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