Make an Exit Plan that Creates the Future You Want

2018-07-11T16:45:58+00:00By |Business, Business Process, Documentation, Finance, Growth, Leadership, Planning, Team Building, Time Off|

"Action is the foundational to key to all success"  -- Pablo Picasso Sometime in the future, you’ll want to transition from the daily running of your business or simply want to sell it.  Maybe you’re there right now and are not sure how to exit – gracefully and with your future in tact. You’re not alone! UBS, a multinational investment bank and financial services company reveals, “48 percent of business owners don’t have a formal exit strategy.” (Q1 Investor Watch Report). Its never too late to create an exit plan for your business.  However, the earlier you start, the better the transition can be for you, your team and your clients. Most business owners see their financial future tied to their business.  I have worked with clients that have not built a solid team or created enough value into their business to have anything to sell.  Others have sold their [...]

Five Strategies for Creating Order, Productivity and Efficiency in Your Business!

2016-12-01T00:17:10+00:00By |Documentation, Harmony, Human Resources, Planning, Structure, Team Building|

Do you find you’re constantly fighting fires in your business? Are you leaking profits because you don’t have the needed structure in place? What risks do you have in your business if someone leaves and takes their knowledge with them? […]

Three Ways to Increase the Return on your Labor Costs!

2017-12-02T12:36:59+00:00By |Documentation, Efficiency, Finance, Growth, Human Resources, Productivity, Team Building, Training, Uncategorized|

Is labor a big expense in your business? For most businesses it’s the largest expense category and one that needs focused attention to obtain the best return for your labor costs investment. […]

Seven Winning Strategies for Your Business (#7)

2016-12-01T00:20:30+00:00By |Business, Documentation, Leadership, Planning, Team Building|

We’ve created this special series to inspire you to achieve your outcomes. Champion athletes and teams leverage many fundamentals to win the game. This series covers 7 basic fundamentals to help you stay on target and win in your business. Winning Strategy 7: Have Your Playbook! “Today I will do what others WON’T, so tomorrow I can accomplish what others CAN’T” —Jerry Rice All winning sports teams have playbooks—a written plan for various strategies to work together, to gain traction, to move the ball forward and score points. These playbooks are highly valued and secretly held. They bind the team together and make it possible to win consistently. Do you have a playbook for your business? Having a playbook ties all the other fundamentals together into a clear set of instructions for winning. […]

Twelve Golden Nuggets to Finish the Year Strong! #10

2016-12-01T00:26:15+00:00By |Business Process, Documentation, Efficiency, Harmony, Planning, Productivity, Structure, Technology|

Counting down the last few days before year-end! Here is the 10th of our holiday gifts to you! Use these strategies to finish your year strong and get ready for a successful start to the new year. This one will take away headaches! Gold Nugget #10: Get Your Inbox to Zero! If your inbox is like mine, it is constantly collecting emails that need decisions. A few years ago I took a class on how to get my email inbox to zero. It revolutionized my email management! Overflowing email inboxes drain energy and consume mental energy. There’s nothing as refreshing as having a clean inbox. It provides empowerment when decisions have been made. […]

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. […]

Use your Smartphone to Save Time and Get Things Done

2017-12-02T13:50:14+00:00By |Documentation, Productivity, Technology, Uncategorized|

“My favorite things in life don’t cost any money. It’s really clear that the most precious resource we all have is time. — Steve Jobs Call me late to the party but I just got a new iPhone with “Siri” a few weeks ago. I’ve been a huge fan of my iPhone calling it lovingly the “oracle of knowledge”. However, now it’s moved into “Star Trek” status for me. As a productivity expert, I am over the moon with the increased time saved having Siri (a interactive voice recognition tool) as my own pocket administrative assistant. In fact, this entire blog was drafted on one of my evening runs, dictating to Siri. […]

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? […]

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! […]