Category Archives: Making a Business Plan

Leave it?…or Makeover Your Business

My friend and mentor, Al Levi, uses a powerful exercise to engage clients in business development.  He asks, “Imagine this.  You walk out the front door of your business, and cross the street.  You decide you are going to recreate, … Continue reading

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Talking Family Business in Seminarland

Yikes! Your wife (husband, parent, kid) may be keeping you from making money! Continue reading

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Business Makeover Tips – The Ride Along

As a small business expert, I have learned a few things.  Here are my latest, greatest insights… There is information and implementation.  You probably have PLENTY of information already. You are short on time and energy.  Ergo, you get behind … Continue reading

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The Worst Career Advice Ever

Recently, Mike Rowe, the Dirty Jobs Dude, was a guest on Bill Maher’s HBO show Real Time.  He was talking about his latest adventure, Profoundly Disconnected, a program to help connect those looking for great careers with real, albeit sometimes dirty, … Continue reading

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What I Learned In My Garden About My Business

What a year for gardening!  Just when it threatens to get too hot, a thunderstorm shows up and showers the sun-soaked flowers and vegetables.  My garden loves it!  But elsewhere in town, the heavy rains have submerged tomatoes and petunias…a … Continue reading

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The 5 Most Important Minutes of Your Day

I used to answer the clanging alarm clock by shouting, “NOOOOOO!” as I reached out to SHUT IT OFF.   While that may sound harmless, even humorous, I realized that it probably was not the best way to greet the … Continue reading

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Business is easy.

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

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What’s Your PLAN?

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

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How to Create a Profitable Business Plan

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

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5 Financial Survival Tips for the Suddenly Single

Perhaps you’ve opted for the stay-at-home lifestyle. You can get by on one person working and you are prioritizing children and family. Very cool! However, are you putting yourself at risk financially? Stuff happens. What if you were suddenly single? … Continue reading

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