Supercharge Your Sales and Marketing!

2016-12-01T00:06:24+00:00By |Business, Business Consulting, Growth, Health, Human Resources, Marketing, Sales|

Do you find yourself struggling to find new business? Are sales or marketing a “foreign language” to you?  Is it either “feast or famine” for your product or service? In my book, Structured for Success, I lay out a three-part approach for thinking about your business that “chunks down” all your tasks and groups them so you can conquer overwhelm.  Think about your business in these main areas:   “Sell it”, “Do it”, and “Care for it. Find help here. . . […]

4 Questions to Propel You to Finish the Year Strong

2016-12-01T00:34:09+00:00By |Business, Business Consulting, Documentation, Growth, Harmony, Leadership, Planning, Productivity|

“I was seldom able to see an opportunity until it had ceased to be one.” – Mark Twain Most business owners have not written down what they plan to do in business – how to accomplish the critical tasks needed to achieve their goals. A critical part of breaking through the “growth ceiling” of success is “chunking down” your goals into an action plan. What will you need to accomplish monthly, weekly and daily to reach your goals? It’s easy to say “I want an extra 10% in sales” or “to increase my revenue by 100K this year”. The secret to achieving your goal is to create the stepping-stones that are required to get there.  A written action list, tied to your long-term goals, can act like a compass that can “true-up” your daily actions and help you cross the finish line. […]

Making Change Stick

2016-12-01T02:11:11+00:00By |Business Consulting, Leadership|

“I don’t want my pain taken away. I need my pain!!” – Captain Kirk,  Star Trek How often have you said to yourself, “I don’t want to change!”  Change can be frightening, mysterious, illusive and even feel darn right impossible.  I’m not talking about simple change, like moving the office printer to a new location to improve efficiency.  I’m talking about a deeper, profound change in how you operate and lead in business.  This is the change that hits at the core of your identity, especially when the comfortable method of doing business becomes increasingly irrelevant or powerless because of changing business culture, technology or economy.  As the adage goes: “If you don’t like change you’ll like irrelevance even less.”  It becomes critical to embrace change in order to be relevant in the marketplace. […]

Navigating Seasons of Change

2016-12-01T02:11:19+00:00By |Business Consulting, Human Resources|

“The best preparation for good work tomorrow is to do good work today.” – E. Hubbard One of the significant phases in the life cycle of the employee or team member is the transitioning out — when the team member leaves your company.  Most business owners don’t have an on-boarding process for their new team members and even fewer have a process for when they leave.  Just think of the loss of knowledge and risk exposure that can occur if you are unprepared to handle a team member’s exit successfully. […]

Quick Wins for Saving Time and Headaches!

2016-12-01T02:11:26+00:00By |Business Consulting, Documentation|

“You can’t simply go to Home Depot and buy a lost week.” – O. Logan How much time do you waste each day in missed actions and opportunities? Do you find yourself creating the same lists over and over?  Do you find your team “re-creating” a process every time they do the task?  The cost of not having clear expectations and predictable outcomes creates chaos and waste in your business.  In the course of the year this adds up to significant dollars, lost customers and a frazzled work team.  What if instead you had a pocket roadmap for all your business actions? […]

Leveraging Others to Create a Winning Team

2017-12-02T14:07:56+00:00By |Business Consulting, Leadership, Project Management, Team Building|

“Many hands make the load light.” – Proverb Rope is usually created with three or more stands because it makes it difficult to break.  A three-cord rope can also carry more weight that the three strands individually.  This phenomenon carries over into the strength exhibited when two or more people work together toward a common goal.  Consequently, a team can typically generate greater perspective, capacity and momentum than individuals working alone. […]

Leaders are Learners

2017-12-02T14:15:06+00:00By |Business Consulting, Leadership|

“Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.” – John F. Kennedy Going through schooldays as a child you may have had mixed emotions about the value of learning and the relevance of the information for the future.  As an adult business owner in an ever-changing world, learning is critical to staying relevant, informed and being able to make the needed adjustments to business tactics and strategies.  As you continue to build your breadth and depth of knowledge, you equip yourself to be a better and more successful business owner. There are a number of strategies you could use to employ consistent learning in your role as a Business Owner and leader of your company. These are some our favorites here at Renaissance: […]

Personal Health = Business Health

2016-12-01T02:12:25+00:00By |Business Consulting, Health|

“First Wealth is Health.”— Benjamin Franklin The typical Business Owner wears many hats and is working 60, 80 or more hours per week.  Does this sound familiar to you?  If you are like most Business Owners, you are involved in the day-to-day operational success of your business as well as the long-term sustainability of your business.  Don’t you deserve some time off? […]

The Mystery of the Missing Manuals

2016-12-01T02:12:57+00:00By |Business Consulting, Documentation|

Can you imagine how hard it would be to rebuild an engine or sew a dress without instructions? Both are complex tasks and there is a certain order that the parts need to be assembled for these items to function properly.  Consider the wasted time or the ruined parts or materials that might occur from assembling items without manuals! […]

World-Class Project Management Fundamentals

2017-12-02T14:20:19+00:00By |Business Consulting, Project Management|

“Every game has a Beginning, Middle, and an End.” What is a project?  How is a project different than your every-day business activities?  What is needed to have your project complete on-time, on-budget and meet your outcomes?  Case studies across industries show that up to 70% of projects do not meet schedule, budget and quality goals.  Further, these projects do not create the return on investment expected. […]