Most owners are challenged to find time for their own thoughts, let alone time to stay connected with their business partners’. Partner Dates are my recommendation for making this important relationship a priority. Read the rest of this entry »
At a garage sale this weekend, I ran into Gary Gradinger, Chairman/CEO of Golden Star, Inc., and got an energy boost at a bargain price from talking to a like-minded soul. Read the rest of this entry »
I no longer believe in coincidence, luck, or serendipity. I believe in call-and-response, the power we each have to identify specifically what we want, so the oh-so-friendly Universe can respond with, “Thank you for calling. Your order is ready.” Read the rest of this entry »
Prompt billing is the first step to prompt receivables – and therefore easy flowing cash. Read the rest of this entry »
I staged a List Hoarder’s Intervention for a client recently. (You know who you are, you List Monger, you!) He had a stack of to-do lists so thick, it was impossible for him to make timely action. If you’re a list-lubber like me, I’ve a few do’s to make your to-do list do more.
You’ve got a high performer who doesn’t buy into your plans and culture; you also have an under-performer who metaphorically drives the company bandwagon. Who would you fire first?
If you’re thinking of joining forces with a colleague, buying or selling a business, taking on an investor, or otherwise creating a business relationship outside the usual vendor or employee structure, don’t make another move without answering three questions. Read the rest of this entry »
If you’re in a service business, you likely track your billable hours to be able to invoice clients for your time. But do you track your non-billable time with the same diligence?
My hometown, compared to other cities, has a disproportionately high percentage of architects and graphic designers. I’ve many in my client portfolio, as well as many other creative firms and many financial advisors. For any of these not yet making the moola they want doing work they love, we begin with the “Niche Down.” Read the rest of this entry »