6 October, 2014

First things first: Prioritize your objectives

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“You’ve got to be very careful if you don’t know where you’re going, because you might not get there.” — Yogi Berra
It is not always easy to interpret Yogi. In this case, perhaps he is advising you to figure out just where you are headed in your business. As you near the time when […]

6 October, 2014

Do your leadership qualities include these traits?

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In leadership, I have come to embrace this fact: there is nothing new under the sun. There is no newly developed leadership style to enhance your success despite what the infomercials say. There are no new magic words to entice people to come under your authority and follow you as a leader. There are […]

6 October, 2014

What excuses have you heard (or used) regarding money that hurt your long-term results

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As a business owner, financial advisor, consultant and transition coach for business owners, I’ve heard (and possibly used) all of these top excuses for money habits that directly contradict long-term goals. As human beings, we have an astounding facility for self-deception when it comes to our own money.

We tend to rationalize our own fears. […]

29 September, 2014

Top 10 Reasons Small Businesses Fail

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By: Stirling Vineyard, Guy Hatcher

1. The vision and business plan are not developed or communicated well
There is an old saying:  “If you don’t know where you are going, how do you expect to get there?”  Many times a business owner opens his doors for business and just expects to succeed.  A business plan identifies […]