I resisted. For the longest time. Working with people starting a business. People in startup mode are overwhelmed and when my clients are overwhelmed, I get overwhelmed. When you are starting, you need so much. All at once. I didn’t think I had the ability to be effective and really help. Until I realized that […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Many business owners resist putting systems in place because there is just too much going on and they can’t see how systems can even stay intact. let alone help with emergency situations. And there are always emergency situations. How to deal When I was a construction manager, my crews would come into my office and […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on How can systems help when it’s all going to hell in a hand basket?
Every business has a core focus. It’s not dependent on industry, type of business or where it is. It comes from the leadership. Your core focus is either on people, product or business model. You will attract your best customers by being true to your focus. Your language, your forward face and your stories must […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Here’s how to make sampling work to get more customers for you
Even among experts there isn’t a clear answer as to why some businesses thrive while similar businesses struggle. It’s easy to see why a business is thriving. You can point to the great product/solution they deliver, the big group of raving fans and the robust business practices. But not so easy to pinpoint why a […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on There are 2 types of businesses: those that are struggling and those that aren’t
Why Great Customers are so important You’ve heard of the Pareto Principle. Applied here, we can say that 20% of your customers bring you 80% of your revenue. For that matter, 20% of your customers cost you 80% of your marketing and service budget. And they are rarely the same customers. What if you […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Stop Struggling: Get Great Customers
The business environment is changing and if you have been in business for more than 5 or 10 years, you, like everyone else, are making less profit for more effort. It’s been slow and insidious. Think about small business owners 20, 30 and 40 years ago. They built our communities, made a great living and […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on The Three Common Myths that keep small business owners struggling more and more for less and less profit
What is the best way to increase revenue There are 3 ways to increase revenue:(1)sell more things, (2)more often, to (3)more customers. Two out of three of those are about your existing customers. Small Business Owners tend to jump straight to advertising when they want to make more money, but that is the expensive route. […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Great Customers Means a Great Business – FAQs