A successful business gives a Clear Benefit to a Defined Group of Eager People Easily Profitably You get to define what a successful business is. Does your business feed you? Financially, yes, but creatively and energetically? Are you proud of your business? Does your business help you in living your Good Life? Clear […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Successful Business – Defined
I wrote a book called Your Effortless Business because I saw, and still see, too many small business owners struggling. I think we’ve been sold a bill of goods around what it means to own/run/manage a small business. My intention is to write a manifesto-like book along the lines of this. Here is a resource […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Create Your Masterpiece
The Business Owners Success club has been around since… I just looked it up on my Docs and the first one I can find was written December 14 2005. So this year is the 10th anniversary. In recent years I’ve had a vision for this as a place where business owners can gather to help […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on New Year, New Projects
Build your business from your strengths, clarify what your clients (tribe/fans/pals) need and decide how to help them. Then make the offer. Under lean startup principles, the offer is made before the solution is fully built. That way, you aren’t building something no one wants. You aren’t wasting resources on parts that don’t matter. More […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on BOSC Podcast #6 The Offering
I have a confession to make. I’m one of those people who can’t work on only one project at a time. My comfortable number seems to be 3. I’ve been that way for years. I’m also an innovator. You know, someone who craves seeking out new ideas and trying them. I learn lots. I get […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Epic Projects and Buying Groceries
This is a longer podcast, and worth it. Shaun Whynacht of Blue Cow Creative joined us to talk about customer needs and designing a business around that. Thank you, Joe Schagen for recording, editing and adding your music.Continue Reading... 1 Comment.
Would you rather work with people one to one or in groups or work alone? Do you prefer working with words, numbers, sounds or pictures? What do your best days look like? What are the days you look forward to? What days sap all your energy? Do you like routine or novelty? (think about your […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Designing a business that plays to your strengths
We talked about you. Now we’re talking about business models and and building a business around your strengths. What is it about the hidden talent meme that fascinates us? We get a true thrill when someone pulls out a talent that saves the day. It’s part of the appeal of video games – you choose […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on You’re Stronger than you Think
Gary Morton and Frances Schagen explore what it means to design a business around your strengths. When we don’t, we struggle and you’ll hear how I made this mistake and struggled with my business. As always a great big thank you hug to my son, Joseph Schagen for sound engineering and for the original music […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on BOSC Podcast #4 Design your business around your strengths
I’ve been writing this blog for years and years. Sometimes I write diligently and sometimes my focus shifts to other places. Through it all, I never forget that you are a real person. I try to make sure that everything I write is for you and helps you in some way. I want to let […]Continue Reading... 2 Comments.