Growth Management

Business growth dilemma #3: Grow profit while you keep personal touch

November 29, 2011

How can you bridge the “bean counter” mentality–profitable yet impersonal–and personal touch mentality–customers love you as you stay small and poor?

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Business Growth Myth #3. “I can’t find and keep good people”

November 26, 2011

If you fail to get needed help, if you opt to go it alone, if you have people who only follow orders and take no initiative, this guarantees you remain a small operation.

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Cost of training when cash is tight

November 15, 2011

Are training costs an essential part of your budget? Do you allocate funds to training programs even if your revenues are lower than expected? Linked In question by Eric Saint-Guillain I advise owners of small growing businesses. When their business is small, money is tight, there’s no budget for training. So one of three things […]

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Business Growth Dilemma #1–Doing Paid Work and Developing New Work

October 8, 2011

Who could you hire to give you the support you need to boost your company’s growth?

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Business Growth Myth #2. “I must oversee everything.”

October 5, 2011

Everybody comes to you, so you can’t get other things done. This is another management habit that can keep you from focusing on the things necessary for growth.

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Can Apple Thrive Without Steve Jobs?

August 25, 2011

Could your business thrive without you? Can you “bottle your soul”? How can you instill your seemingly unique qualities and values into your management team?

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The Power of a Strong #2

August 8, 2011

I’m now getting a glimpse of what I can do in my business if I’m not in charge of day to day operations.

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Can Your Business Run Itself?

April 4, 2011

“If I leave, my business will fall apart!” Does this sound like you? Want to change that? Then ask yourself: What must happen so that you feel comfortable taking a three-week vacation—without your cell phone?

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Can You Afford a $100,000 Manager?

April 4, 2011

To grow your business beyond a small size, you must have strong managers in place. But how can you afford them? Here’s how they can pay for themselves.

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How to Set Up a Collective Organization

February 16, 2011

Collective decision making doesn’t work well in an organization

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