The Work/Life Balancing Act as a Small Business Owner

Work/life balance is a sticky subject for a business owner. Partially because it can be difficult to attain, but mostly because of the misunderstood expectations behind what “balance” really looks like for both the business owners and those special people in their lives outside of work.  Managing everyone’s expectations can be part of the challenge.  Consider a few of these … Read More

The Work/Life Balancing Act as a Small Business Owner

Work/life balance is a sticky subject for a business owner. Partially because it can be difficult to attain, but mostly because of the misunderstood expectations behind what “balance” really looks like for both the business owners and those special people in their lives outside of work.  Managing everyone’s expectations can be part of the challenge.  Consider a few of these … Read More

3 Questions to Ask Yourself When Sales Goals are Falling Short

I have a saying…”Numbers don’t lie and they tell a compelling story”.  If your sales are falling short of the targets you’ve set, it’s going to be right there in black and white—and maybe even some red. The reasons for those shortfalls can be written on the walls or hidden and hard to see. It’s no wonder struggling CEOs have so … Read More

3 Questions to Ask Yourself When Sales Goals are Falling Short

I have a saying…”Numbers don’t lie and they tell a compelling story”.  If your sales are falling short of the targets you’ve set, it’s going to be right there in black and white—and maybe even some red. The reasons for those shortfalls can be written on the walls or hidden and hard to see. It’s no wonder struggling CEOs have so … Read More

Gender Balance in the Workplace

Some employers have a major gender diversity problem on their hands. The obstacles to building truly diverse and inclusive work forces is overwhelming. There’s no easy, global approach to intentional hiring. Every organization has its own short-term talent needs, long-term strategic goals, and entrenched institutional culture. But your company is likely to benefit from at least some of the intentional … Read More

Gender Balance in the Workplace

Some employers have a major gender diversity problem on their hands. The obstacles to building truly diverse and inclusive work forces is overwhelming. There’s no easy, global approach to intentional hiring. Every organization has its own short-term talent needs, long-term strategic goals, and entrenched institutional culture. But your company is likely to benefit from at least some of the intentional … Read More

Key Small Business Trends in 2019

One of my favorite sayings is “you don’t have to be faster than a bear, just faster than the guy behind you”.  In today’s world, small business owners need to stay one step ahead of their competition.  Technology, millennials and demanding customers have changed how we think about what it takes to be successful in 2019 and beyond.  Customers have … Read More

Key Small Business Trends in 2019

One of my favorite sayings is “you don’t have to be faster than a bear, just faster than the guy behind you”.  In today’s world, small business owners need to stay one step ahead of their competition.  Technology, millennials and demanding customers have changed how we think about what it takes to be successful in 2019 and beyond.  Customers have … Read More

Startup Tips for Women Entrepreneurs

The number of women-owned firms continues to increase. Women now own about 30 percent of U.S. businesses and employ nearly 8 million workers. It’s not uncommon for women to face unique challenges, especially when trying to juggle traditional roles of wife and mother with the demands of starting and running a business. It is not impossible, and you can do it!  … Read More

Startup Tips for Women Entrepreneurs

The number of women-owned firms continues to increase. Women now own about 30 percent of U.S. businesses and employ nearly 8 million workers. It’s not uncommon for women to face unique challenges, especially when trying to juggle traditional roles of wife and mother with the demands of starting and running a business. It is not impossible, and you can do it!  … Read More