The Simplest Advice is the Hardest to Follow

The Simplest Advice is the Hardest to Follow

Sometimes the simplest recommendations are the hardest to follow.  Perhaps you are familiar with some of these simple words of advice? Adults should spend 20 minutes per day exercising, according to the S. Department of Health and Human Services. When it comes to...
Planning with a Pestle

Planning with a Pestle

This blog post was originally published in May of 2020.  It seems even more relevant to me now than it did then.  It is so important for small business owners to stay in touch with what’s going on in the world around them, and the PESTLE concept is a great one.  The...
What does flexibility look like for your business?

What does flexibility look like for your business?

The one issue that I am hearing from nearly all of the small businesses I work with right now is employees.  That is, hiring new employees and holding onto the employees you have, in order to take advantage of some of the business growth we’ve been seeing in the...
She who hesitates is lost

She who hesitates is lost

Has there ever been a time when you felt that a change was needed in your business, but it seemed nearly impossible to implement?  Or perhaps you’re aware of a great new opportunity for a new product or service, but finding the time and money to get it going has...
What will the future look like for your business?

What will the future look like for your business?

How much time do you spend on planning for the future of your business?  One survey suggested that business owners typically spend less than one-third of their time on planning, with the remaining two-thirds on day-to-day operations.  And that was pre-COVID. I would...