Latest Posts Under: Success

Create an Environment of Excellence

A good friend is having his knee surgically replaced, about four years after having his other knee replaced.  His first surgery relieved the constant pain he was experiencing and allowed him to maintain an active lifestyle.  By all accounts, it was a success. And yet, he has chosen a different surgeon to perform the second …

More Business Books You Need to Read

Your business will wither and die if you do not continuously add to your knowledge base. We’ve previously discussed three great business books — What Clients Love, World Wide Rave, and Made to Stick — that can help you change your way of thinking about how to do business.  Here are three more of my favorite business books. The New Rules of …

Business Books You Need to Read

You must constantly learn and change to stay ahead of your competition. Savvy business owners have a regular program to study and learn from the experts.  Many wonderful business books will teach you principles that can help your business prosper.  The books listed below — What Clients Love, World Wide Rave, and Made to Stick — are three of my favorites.  …

Avoid the Hidden Hazards and Lurking Liabilities

Your business is under attack from every side. Your “To Do” list is long and detailed. It includes hiring, training, and motivating employees. You must pay your vendors, collect your accounts receivable, and price your goods or services competitively and profitably. If you do not obsess about marketing and client service, your business cannot survive. …

How to Work a Room

You know that networking is critical to growing your business.  If you are like most people, however, your networking efforts are largely ineffective.  Three key concepts can help you make networking events more productive: 1.    Get out of your comfort zone – Let’s be honest:  networking does not come easy for most people.  To one degree or another, we …

How Do You Eat An Elephant?

If you own a business, you are pulled in many directions every day: you must meet with customers, train employees, oversee quality control, pay vendors, promote your business, solve problems, and answer questions. And you might want to spend time with your family, too. The daily urgencies can be overwhelming. Not only can they be …

How to Succeed in Business

In times of economic distress, many people sit on the sidelines, worried about their future. You may be one of them. You may have heard the tales of woe emanating from the mainstream media and reasoned that failure is imminent. You may believe that lay-offs and foreclosures are legitimate excuses for pulling back on your …

Get Out of the Fetal Position and Prosper

We live in a time of great economic challenge and upheaval. The mainstream media tell of business failures, layoffs, and uncertainty, stimulus packages and massive debt. If you heed their mournful cry, you’ll huddle in the corner in a fetal position and wait for someone to save your economic bacon. But we cannot wait for …

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