Corporate Culture Matters!

Every business organization regardless of size has a “culture.” many refer to this as a corporate culture. Although a small business might be a sole proprietorship or partnership, a “corporate” culture still exists. What Is Corporate Culture? A corporate culture cannot be...

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The Numbers Don’t Lie

Financial statements…every business produces them…or should. Some are prepared monthly, others quarterly. Some might even be prepared only annually. Of course, the more frequently, the better. Financial statements can have either a love or hate relationship with small business owners....

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3 stages of business ownership

A business “grows up” in three stages. But unlike people, the stages of business development have little to do with age, and everytrhing to do with the skills of the owner and the systems and processes built into the business. The stages of business deveopment are the following: Stage...

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Choose Your Customers Wisely!

Selling cheap to win a deal will run you right out of business.   When reviewing your financials at the end of the month, do you see red or black? Do you know why? Is it a trend or an anomaly? There are many reasons for what you see in the numbers and why your bank account looks the way it does....

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Convert A Difficult Customer Into A Loyal Customer

“It is significantly more expensive to acquire new customers than it is to retain existing customers” Every business has difficult customers. They’re the ones who give owners headaches and create long days for employees. Businesses can’t escape them, but businesses need customers. So,...

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Don’t Underestimate The Power of Mastermind Groups

Napoleon Hill developed the concept of the mastermind group over 75 years ago. He writes in his book, Think and Grow Rich, about using mastermind groups as a way to help navigate through the challenges of growing a business and the power provided by the collective intelligence of a peer group. How...

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How To Get Employees Involved And Inspired

Business Development Meetings for Employees Engaging Your People’s Hearts and Minds Do your employees know your vision for the company? Is everyone excited to be there? Do your workers have a voice? How prepared is your staff to be a part of change? Holding a company-wide meeting to talk to your...

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Organizational Strategy, A Bridge To Your Future

Creating a structure for growing toward your vision Your organizational strategy is a key system for achieving your strategic objective. But it will only work if you keep in mind “the present must be made to serve the future!”   No single system you create in your business will be more powerfully...

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Unlock The Potential In Your Shop

Tap into the power of your Value Chain. As we all know operating a sign company can be a daunting task, to say the least. Building and keeping track of all the materials, inventory, parts & sub-assemblies, LED lighting components, engineering, drawings and specifications, structures, paint...

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What Am I, A Mind Reader?

5 Effective ways to communicate better without saying a word. I‘ve got to tell you I really get worked up when someone sends me an e-mail with a subject line that isn’t relevant to the message. So, much so it drove me to write an article about it! How many times a day do we get email strings 7-8...

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