Goals With Deadlines Are Steppingstones to Your Dreams

Goals With Deadlines Are Steppingstones to Your Dreams

In this three-part series about goals, we start by defining what they are and why they are important. Next, I’ll teach you how to set great goals that are inspiring and meaningful to you. We’ll end the series by exploring how you can achieve your goals so they become your steppingstones to your dreams. We begin with the end in mind….achieving your dreams. Dreams Matter […]

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Get Your Geese in a Row

Get Your Geese in a Row

I was recently walking along the Flat River in Greenville, Michigan and I saw this wonderful little gaggle of Canadian geese on the shore.  Mamma and Pappa decided to take their little goslings across the river, presumably for a tasty treat.  In the water they go.  It was hysterical to watch them trying to arrange themselves in a row, with one parent in the lead, […]

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Top 10 Reasons to Write a Business Plan – Part 2

Top 10 Reasons to Write a Business Plan – Part 2

Top 10 Reasons to Write a Business Plan, Part 2 Yes, business plans are often viewed by small business owners as necessary evils. That’s too bad, because writing your business plan can be one of your best business moves for success.  In Part 1 of this blog series, we covered the first 5 reasons to write a business plan, in random order.  They were: Feasibility […]

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Small Business Sales and Activity Planning for Success

Small Business Sales and Activity Planning for Success

“It’s not about ideas. It’s about making ideas happen.” – Scott Belsky Ideas are a dime a dozen.  Your world changes when you make ideas happen.  And in the for-profit business world, that means sales. Do I Really Need a Sales and Activity Plan? Yes.  You start your business because you have great ideas.  When you grow your business through sales, you are getting your […]

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Year-End Checkup and #2018SmallBusinessGoals

Year-End Checkup and #2018SmallBusinessGoals

#2018SmallBusinessGoals  Create your Small Business Success Steps for 2018! It’s that time of year again.  It is time to review your business, look at what you did well in 2017 and also look at where you need to improve, learn from that, and set your Action Plan for 2018 – also called your Strategic Plan or your Small Business Success Steps. Whatever you call it, […]

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Using Your Local Media to Full Advantage as a Small Business Owner

Small business owners, take note!  I ran across an article today at Entrepreneur.com from December of 2016, “How to Get the Media Hooked on Your Company.”  It is a great read, plus it is short and concise. As a small business coach and consultant, I often help clients craft their marketing plans, and PR is always part of the options I help them explore. Here […]

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