3 Ways to Launch into the Third Quarter with New Momentum

2018-07-03T22:14:09+00:00By |Business, Business Process, Growth, Operations, Planning|

In a few days we start a new quarter – the second half of the year!  It’s a great opportunity for a fresh beginning and a time to be reflective.As business leaders, we will make mistakes. We’ll probably make decisions that we will regret and miss some opportunities. However, the pain of the past can help us to make a more purposeful future.  We can choose to be wiser!Here are three steps to propel yourself into the next quarter with new momentum:Inventory what went well for the first part of the year.  Celebrate the accomplishments and feel the reward of the ground gained.Renew your commitment to begin again with new purpose and energy.Reflect on what didn’t go so well for the first part of the year.  Feel the pain of missed opportunities and bad decisions (ouch!).Re-purpose them for fresh resolve to “go again” and take new action.Consider what plans, ideas and [...]

One Simple Way to Put Money Back to Your Bottom Line

2018-07-06T15:09:30+00:00By |Business, Business Process, Efficiency, Finance, Growth, Operations, Planning|

One of the easiest ways to increase profits is to decrease expenses. It’s a logical step that many business owners neglect because they feel befuddled by finances or have “abdicated” the role to their bookkeeper or finance person.Too easily, we can be seduced by the idea of upgrading our marketing and technology to increase clients and revenues. However we forget that there’s a simple process that provides quick results. A Recipe that WorksWe give our expenses a frequent look throughout the year. We ask ourselves “are these expenses maintaining or attracting customers?”  If each expense isn’t doing the job we wanted to accomplish, then it gets serious analysis for being eliminated. Each expense should help return a profit.The discipline of revisiting all expenses, no matter how large or small, is an important business owner “muscle” to keep in shape.There’s nothing like keeping your finger on the pulse of your business by [...]

Make Fridays Your Launchpad for Freedom!

2018-07-12T16:25:27+00:00By |Business, Business Process, Efficiency, Growth, Operations, Planning, Productivity, Team Building|

"You put your time where your priority is."  -- Sebastian Faulks    There's nothing like a Friday to launch yourself into a rejuvenating weekend -- but it takes a little planning!   To leave the office behind and make sure Monday is a success, a few steps is all it takes.   We've got a recipe for that!!  In our office, Friday's are "Street Sweeper" days where we take time to get our calendars, lists, desks and desktops "re-grouped" and ready for the next week. I have three priorities for my Street Sweeper Friday: Wrap up my current week:  Clean/organize my desk/desktop Review/update lists and actions Tie up pending calls, emails, "to dos" Plan for my next week:  Set/confirm appointments Refresh list of tasks and priorities Set-up "Working Sessions" for my projects Be prepared mentally and physically to take time off: Set the "ending time" for the day so I [...]

Find Relief from Overwhelm!

2016-12-01T00:08:42+00:00By |Harmony, Health, Operations, Structure|

Are you feeling overwhelmed by all there is to do in your business? Don’t stress out any further. There is a way for you to find relief simply. 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. […]

The Fastest Way to Position your Business for Growth

2016-12-01T00:33:38+00:00By |Business, Operations, Productivity|

 “It matters how much you keep – in addition to how much you make.” Watch this short video of Karen explaining how to immediately reap greater revenue by quickly charting your end-to-end revenue generating process. It’s a winning strategy that will help you generate more revenue.  It’s also a foundational business structure that most business owners never create.  Have you created yours? […]

Four Easy Ways to Free Up 10% of Your Life

2016-12-01T02:09:54+00:00By |Business, Efficiency, Harmony, Operations, Productivity|

If you want to have more time for yourself, your family and your business, then you’ll need to implement specific practices. Here are four essential practices that I use and have helped me save time and frustration. These practices will get you started on freeing up 10% today. […]

Structured for Success – Chaos to Concerto

2016-12-01T02:10:29+00:00By |Business, Efficiency, Harmony, Operations, Productivity, Structure, Team Building|

“Opportunity without structure creates chaos.” – K. Cunningham Operational structure in business provides stability, order and clarity. It provides a framework so that specific actions and activities can be predictable and effective. Without structure you are organizing your business through intuition and reaction to circumstances. Do you have all your needed systems and documentation embedded into your organization so that you can have sustained growth? […]