My friend and mentor, Al Levi, uses a powerful exercise to engage clients in business development. He asks, “Imagine this. You walk out the front door of your business, and cross the street. You decide you are going to recreate, makeover, your business. What, and who, do you bring with you?” Or do you decide [...]
Yikes! Your wife (husband, parent, kid) may be keeping you from making money!
As a small business expert, I have learned a few things. Here are my latest, greatest insights… There is information and implementation. You probably have PLENTY of information already. You are short on time and energy. Ergo, you get behind on implementation. Your front line team members can get things done for you. They will [...]
Recently, Mike Rowe, the Dirty Jobs Dude, was a guest on Bill Maher’s HBO show Real Time. He was talking about his latest adventure, Profoundly Disconnected, a program to help connect those looking for great careers with real, albeit sometimes dirty, jobs. I was on the edge of my couch! I love dirty jobs! I cheered [...]
What a year for gardening! Just when it threatens to get too hot, a thunderstorm shows up and showers the sun-soaked flowers and vegetables. My garden loves it! But elsewhere in town, the heavy rains have submerged tomatoes and petunias…a soggy end to this year’s crop. That’s the thing [...]