Monthly Archives: July 2012

Surround Yourself With Intelligence

An Entrepreneur is on his way to a meeting that is a few hours away.  He fills up the gas tank of his car, which holds 10 gallons and gives him 25 miles to the gallon.  In his mind, this … Continue reading

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Taking The Leap – When is it the Right Time?

Sometimes, after meeting new clients, we need to encourage them to take a step back, to slow down for just a few moments.  Before jumping into a new business, there is some up front work that needs to be completed … Continue reading

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Market Share Pie: How Big is Your Slice?

There is a fundamental concept to consider when business planning that is often overlooked. Before you start market research, including a thorough analysis of the competitive environment, you need to understand this basic principle: In every industry, whether food, hospitality, … Continue reading

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Want To Know What Your Customers Really Think? Ask Them!

An entrepreneur was recently asked: ”What do your customers think about your service?” The response was: “I don’t really know and haven’t really thought about it because I’ve had no complaints and besides I’m afraid if I ask it might … Continue reading

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See the Forest, but not the Trees? Try Sticky Note Action Planning!

Launching a business is exciting. And while many entrepreneurs can clearly see the big picture, they sometimes have a hard time making sense of all of the little tasks. The homework I assign my clients is to prepare a “critical … Continue reading

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