FOLLOWING A POOR PLAN IS EVEN WORSE THAN HAVING NO PLAN Have you heard of the Biosphere 2 Experiment? As business owners and entrepreneurs there are a lot of lessons to be learned from it. First let me give you some history on the Biosphere 2. Biosphere 2 is a sealed glasshouse complex near the small town of Oracle, north of Tucson, Arizona. It was completed in 1991, funded by a Texan oil billionaire, Edward P. Bass, whose vision was that it could be a step towards the colonization of Mars by humans. With this in mind, the complex was designed [...]
Happy New Year! Whew. It's a busy time of year. With all the busyness that comes with owning a business it's important to take the time to plan for 2019. I get all of the time consuming activities you are plagued with. As a business owner myself these last few months of the year including January is the most hectic time. There are many loose ends to be tied into a pretty bow before heading into the new year and starting fresh. For instance, you have health insurance renewals. Nailing down a health plan that will meet your employees and employers’ [...]
Plan Your Business Success The object of your business is to love what you do and to make plenty of money doing it. Being busy doesn’t necessarily equal productivity in your work. Maybe you strive for customers only to be disappointed in little to no interest. To always move forward and be productive, motivated and engaged requires staying on purpose, being clear about the successful direction of your business, and taking the right actions to accomplish this. When was the last time you took the time to outline a plan that is meaningful, concise and simple? Do you create a plan [...]
When there is a big gap between how much money you have and how much money you desire or need for your business’s success, it is time to assess where your alignment is off and get you back on track.
Do you have a productive marketing strategy that you are currently executing with enthusiasm and passion and that is leading your perfect customer to your service and/or product?
DISCOVER YOUR BUSINESS CORE VALUES Your core values are preferences, activities or behaviors that you are naturally drawn to. They represent who you are at the core. As a business owner, your personal core values will parallel your business values. An important key to your business success is utilizing all of your core values in your business. If a core value is missing in your business, you will feel as if a key component is missing; your business will not operate at full capacity – and neither will you. From the dictionary, value means “to consider with respect to worth, [...]
It IS All About You!" - a poem I wrote for you to inspire you to think about who you would be if you lived the life you want and follow your passion.
You may call it your niche, your unique selling proposition, or your unique contribution. Whichever phrase you choose to use it is essential for you to know your business’s unique contribution in order to be successful. […]
Something that has been on my to-do list for the last couple of years is to hold business workshops to help the small business owner and entrepreneur. My goal is to help you be truly successful in business and not just be “barely getting by” on a day-to-day basis… no gimmicks. It is hard to find people you trust and who will give you sound advice without implanting their own agenda first. These workshops will be designed to empower you to make decisions that are important for your business success — to do little action steps at a time that will really matter [...]