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How Things Work

When we were first married, Hot Rod and I lived in a little cabin outside Whitefish, Montana.  It was 11 by 15 feet, perched on four fairly flat rocks which served as the foundation.  It had a single pitch shed roof, with corrugated steel sheeting for the rain to dance on.  We called it the [...]

How Things Work2016-12-01T14:55:21+00:00

Snappy Answers to Tough Business Questions

Have you ever been caught off guard with a tough question? “Can you just send me a bill?” “How much for a water heater?  I’ve been calling around.  I’ve heard prices from $250 - $400?” “My regular plumber finally called me back.  He said you ripped me off!  What are you going to do about [...]

Snappy Answers to Tough Business Questions2016-12-01T14:55:22+00:00

Why do you do it?

Once a month, I invite a smart business expert to be my guest star on the Bare Bones Biz Teleseminar call.  We ask folks to join us on the call to share and learn and have some fun with business building.  In April, my guest was Simon Sinek.  You could call Simon a marketing expert.  [...]

Why do you do it?2015-02-20T21:33:40+00:00

What Mama Did or Didn’t Teach

An Operations Manual is a written list of WHAT to do and HOW to do it specific to your company operations.  Here is a sample Procedure…about Grooming. Grooming First impressions count!  Make your job easier by making a great first impression.  You are expected to be clean, well-groomed, smelling good and in full standard uniform [...]

What Mama Did or Didn’t Teach2016-12-01T14:55:22+00:00

Team Work and The Organizational Chart

Remember the 1980 Olympic Champions...the USA Hockey Team? Remember when Mike Eruzioni called to his team to join him on the Gold Medal dais? Remember the University of Connecticut Huskies, the mean's and women's 2004 NCAA basketball Champions? How about their shining, smiling faces as they raised the trophies over their heads? Remember the 2004 [...]

Team Work and The Organizational Chart2016-12-01T14:55:23+00:00

The Best Kept Secret

Imagination is everything.  It is the preview of life’s coming attractions. ~Albert Einstein Have you heard about the bestseller, The Secret?  It’s a lovely book, full of inspiring stories illustrating universal truths. The Secret is The Law of Attraction.  What we think about comes about. Author Rhonda Byrne shares tips and suggestions for changing your thoughts and your [...]

The Best Kept Secret2016-12-01T14:55:23+00:00

Are You “Cliff Diving” with the Wrong Pricing?

You want to make more sales and more money. Good for you. And it’s good business. Here’s the problem. More sales at a losing selling price is like cliff diving into Lake Powell. You might not hit bottom, but you might. It’s going to hurt if you don’t know what’s below. If you don’t know [...]

Are You “Cliff Diving” with the Wrong Pricing?2016-12-01T14:55:24+00:00

Biz Plan Pruning 

Each week I meet with myself and plan out the week ahead. At least most weeks I do. Sometimes I miss this “meeting with me” and notice the chaos as the next few days get away from me. When I lay out the week before it hits, I get more done with less effort. Nice. [...]

Biz Plan Pruning 2016-12-01T14:55:24+00:00

Build a Better Bean Team

The following story is true.  The names have been changed to protect the innocent.  If you think this story is about you…you are probably right. The Martyr and The Intimidator Leslie is the owner of a roofing company, a business she inherited from her father.  Back in the day, her father managed a small crew [...]

Build a Better Bean Team2016-12-01T14:55:24+00:00

Give me some SALES!

Take a look at that picture.  That’s what fun looks like.  That’s what positive energy looks like.  That’s what winning looks like. It’s a picture of the University of Utah MUSS…Mighty Utah Student Section.  These kids agree to sit together, wear their school shirts and cheer on the Running Utes football team.   A powerful student [...]

Give me some SALES!2016-12-01T14:55:25+00:00