Biz Planning Video Series
"After attending your price setting webinar, [I am] finding the holes in our profitability and setting SALES GOALS (I actually have them printed out and up on the wall!) for the month of October and the rest of Q4 - I'm glad to say that not only are we fixing the "leak" but we hit our sales goal for the month (and we did it in 2 weeks - not 4!)
"If it wasn't for the great webinar you and Libby did I would have never realized where our leak was. You also helped me realize what a GOOD idea it is to have an "open books" policy. I have shared our books with my employee and that combined with setting a sales goal has led us to success! I'm proud to say that she and I are getting our first of what I hope to be many bonuses!"
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I'm Ellen Rohr, president of Bare Bones Biz. I teach the business basics. The things that make all the difference to your business success. I've helped thousands of biz builders start, fix and grow their companies. Follow me on Facebook, Twitter or Google+
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Category Archives: Making a Business Plan
Business is not a complicated mystery. There is not a book or seminar that holds the cryptic message, if only you were clever enough to figure it out. There is no mentor who is withholding the secret formula until you … Continue reading
So much of the recent political conventions focused on, and questioned, each party’s plan for the next four years. It can be frustrating to sort through the hype. In the end you will make a decision and vote. Together, we … Continue reading
Pull out your business plan and take a look at your mission, your vision and your goals for this year. How’s it going? What? No plan? No problem. Just consider how last year went and that’s what will probably happen … Continue reading
When I first visited CCA Davis Correctional, what struck me is how much the guys “inside” look like everyone else “outside.” For some, being incarcerated is the only way to keep society safe. For others, once they’ve served their sentence, … Continue reading
Jack Boykin and his wife, Muffin…short for Love Muffin, own an electrical service company, The Sign Doctor. Not long ago, I suggested that the two of them take a weekend and put together a business plan. Family businesses can get … Continue reading
Once upon a time, I was a professional a ski patroller. I was part of an avalanche “control” team. I use the word “control” loosely because when it comes to avalanches, I know a couple things. #1: you are never … Continue reading
Jeffrey Gitomer is one of my all time fav business gurus. He unabashedly LOVES sales and his hard-boiled delivery is grounded in goodness and integrity. Scratch the surface of this smart, tough guy and you’ll find mashed potatoes of love. … Continue reading
Sandi and Peggy were laid off from their executive jobs after 9/11. They had worked together on a few complex projects and dealt with high level stress situations. They liked and respected each other and felt a kinship of shared … Continue reading
…to build a winning business? Really? I started running when I was 13 years old. It was just about that time that I stop growing tall and started growing…out. Running was a good way to keep my weight down. I … Continue reading