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Michael's Marketing Foundation: Determining the Why in Your Business Mar 11, 2018

After a tumultuous week, Michael was told that his position was no longer needed at the home builder he had worked at for almost ten years. 

He knew that the housing market would always have its ups and downs, but never thought he would be a...

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Going Blue Collar: Know What Progress Looks Like Feb 18, 2018

As I write this blog post, I am sitting in a chair in my bedroom instead of my home office because painters have taken over the rest of our house. In fact, they will be here for the next few weeks repainting the majority of our home. 

What is...

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How Do You Cope with Inflation as a Small Business Owner? Feb 12, 2018

Recent Economic Developments in 2018

The private sector's tax cut

You may have heard that many businesses are getting tax breaks.  The reality is that mostly C-Corporations are getting a tax cut from 35% of their net income down to 20%. While...

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Creating Autonomy in Your Business Jan 15, 2018

As I coach business owners, I find that many have difficulty moving through the four phases of business ownership:

  1. Technician;
  2. Manager;
  3. Entrepreneur; and
  4. Investor. 

A key obstacle in making any of these transitions is automating their...

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Elmer Energizes His Business: How to Create an Energized Environment Jan 01, 2018

Elmer entered his office as he had every Monday morning. 

He shared cordial 'good mornings' with his administrative assistant and Chuck, one of his sales people, as he made his way to his office. While the day seemed normal by all accounts,...

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