Whether you are running a small, local business or looking to build a worldwide company, the benefits of business coaching cannot be overstated.
Running a business can often feel like a very solitary pursuit. However, as with most things in life, having an experienced mentor that you can rely on is one of the most valuable resources available to business owners…. Read more
Your business will be successful, generating steady, predictable sales and cash flow, to the exact degree to which you develop systems that put as much of your business on autopilot as possible.
A system is a step-by-step process, from beginning to end, that you use to ensure consistency and dependable performance in every area.
Every new business or business activity requires tremendous time, effort, expense, and even “genius” to learn and develop for the first time. But once the system has been developed for the first time, through trial and error, it can eventually be systematized to the point where the business activities can be carried out by ordinary people.
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A key part of personal time management is for you to take the time to look into the future. Project forward five years and think about where you want to be. Create a mental picture of your ideal future- your best future– and then think about the steps that you would have to take, starting today, to make it a reality. Remember, it doesn’t matter where you are coming from. All that really matters is where you are going…. Read more
Thank you again for your cards, emails, kind wishes and prayers. They have all been deeply appreciated and seem to have been successful.
I was diagnosed with throat cancer that was “life-threatening” in March. I had a tumor the size of a large egg, but flat, against the back of my throat. I began chemotherapy on April 13 and by June 1, the tumor had disappeared…. Read more
Problem solving skills are the key to business success and business communication.
Entrepreneurship is the art of finding profitable solutions to problems. Every successful entrepreneur, every successful businessperson has been a person who has been able to identify a problem and come up with a solution to it before somebody else did. Here are the five rules for entrepreneurship and business communication.
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The measure of your ability as an entrepreneur is your ability to create a business plan and a budget and then to hit your numbers on schedule. Anyone can pull numbers out of a hat. But the best business people are the people who meet or exceed their numbers on a regular basis. This is the true measure of how good you really are…. Read more
When you begin your business, you must practice the “Two times, three times rule.” This rule says that, no matter how conservative your financial projections, everything will cost you twice as much as you have budgeted for and everything you do will take three times as long…. Read more
When you decide to start your own business, begin by reading several books on small business formation. Some of the best books ever written are on the bookstands today. Read about every single aspect of market planning, market research, financing, delivery and distribution systems, people, processes, promotion, advertising and especially sales.
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