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    Three More Ideas for Effective Leadership Communications

    Business owners and key executives create their company culture and that culture drives their organization’s results. In my last post, I offered Four Tips for Effective Leadership Communications. It mostly focused on how YOU can communicate more effectively. In this post, I want to share three additional ideas that are geared more toward gaining inputs …

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    Four Tips for Effective Leadership Communications

    Business owners and key executives create their company culture and that culture drives their organization’s results. If you are a leader who is not getting the results you want, it’s important to make an honest evaluation of your communications skills.

    Some cultures are created by default, passively letting people act autonomously based upon their individual …

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    KPIs: Metrics for Business Success

    My last post, Cash Is King in Small Business, discussed the importance of cash and the potential pitfalls of focusing on sales as a business metric. Growing sales can actually choke off cash and create more financial problems than it solves.

    Beyond cash and sales, there are a myriad of possible measurements that business owners …

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    Cash Is King In Small Business

    In my last post titled Big Revenues for Small Businesses, we considered the need for an organized sales function to drive revenue growth and allow the owner/entrepreneur to gain back critical time for general management activities… and possibly work/life balance improvements.

    So, let’s assume you have your sales function well organized and revenues are ramping …

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    Big Revenue for Small Businesses

    In case you missed it, I just completed a series of posts that addressed Big Challenges for Small Business Owners. The three challenge discussed were people, finances and time. Assuming you have these three big challenges under control, what’s next?

    Let me suggest one obvious topic: Sales.

    Many successful entrepreneurs and small business owners have …

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    Small Business Owners: How to Get Your Life Back

    The first post of this series, Big Challenges for Small Business Owners, examined the three biggest challenges owners face: people, finances, and time. In the The Small Business People Puzzle: Part 1 and Part 2, we looked deeper into the challenge of finding, selecting, attracting, orienting, training, motivating, and retaining the right people to ensure …

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    Small Business Challenge: Finances

    The first post in this series regarding small businesses was titled Big Challenges for Small Business Owners and in it we examined the three biggest challenges owners face: people, finances, and time. In the The Small Business People Puzzle: Part 1 and Part 2, we looked deeper into the challenge of finding, selecting, attracting, orienting, …

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    The Small Business People Puzzle, Part 2

    In my first post in this series titled Big Challenges for Small Business Owners, three important areas for small business success were outlined: people, finances, and time. In the second post titled The Small Business People Puzzle (Part 1), we discussed finding, attracting, selecting, and on-boarding the “right” employees. In this post, we need to …

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    The Small Business People Puzzle, Part 1

    A recent post titled Big Challenges for Small Business Owners examined three important areas all successful small business owners must manage: people, finances, and time. In this and the following  posts, let’s look deeper into each of the three topics. First, let’s tackle the trickiest of the three: people.

    For many business owners, people truly …

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    Big Challenges for Small Business Owners

    Small business owners wear many hats and make many decisions each day. Most of these decisions are small and they have minor impacts. Some, however, are common to most small businesses and can have major impacts. That’s what this post is all about.

    The first big challenge facing most small business owners is finances. As …

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