Business Ownership

How to be a Great Delegator

As we grow our businesses, we need to grow our teams, and with that growth comes both excitement and fear.  One of the most common growth challenges I hear about is that owners/leaders struggle with delegation, and if they can’t get their team to do what they ask, they might as well do it themselves, right? Wrong!

Delegation is just one more skill to learn, and it really isn’t all that complicated to learn…

Life is a Mirror

Decisions, decisions, decisions….life is all about making decisions, right?

Early on things are a little easier because your parents make decisions for you, but as you get older and take on more responsibilities things get complicated.  You go from being a carefree kid, to an awkward teenager, to an adult charged with making a number of decisions each day…decisions that can either positively or negatively impact you.  Run your own business and the impact of your actions and decisions multiply.  So, how exactly is life like a mirror?

Help Your Customers Find the Benefits of Buying From You

One of the most common issues I find in the marketing strategies of high-end (higher quality, higher price) businesses is the tendency to talk about the features of their products and services. While this issue is particularly common in technology, I see it in construction, medical, HVAC, and just about every other industry as well. The problem with this approach is that Features are all about you, your company, and your product, while your customers are far more interested in the Benefits they receive when they buy your product.

7 Keys to Your Best Year Ever

Around this time every year, we start to forget our annual goals, we break our New Year’s Resolutions, and we regret that gym membership.  So what is it we can do to break out of our bad old habits and actually take the steps to have our Best Year Ever?  Well, I’ve found 7 simple steps that can help – here they are in no particular order…