Posts Categorized: Business Growth

Can changing your mindset really improve your business bottom line?

Most business owners start their own business based on their passion for what it is they do. Unfortunately, it takes much more than passion to build a successful business. You must have a specific vision for what it is you want your business to accomplish and the direction you want to take to produce the… Read more »

The 7 Cs of Business Planning Success

The 7 Cs of Business Planning Success Success can be a nebulous concept. What one business owner considers success might only be a step on the path to success for you. What are some of the guidelines that you can use to foster the kinds of planning that achieve the success you want? Tom Morris—a pioneer of business thinking—proposed… Read more »

How Do Business Performance and Health Affect Your Planning?

How Do Business Performance and Health Affect Your Planning? Many successful business owners don’t feel any urgency to plan for the futures of their businesses. When owners are comfortable where they’re at, they may struggle to plan with a longer view of their business futures, perhaps asking, “Why change what works?” One way to answer… Read more »

Check Out These “Before” And “After” Websites

Over the past several weeks, we’ve been discussing the fundamentals of marketing… • have something good to say • say it well • say it often Click here to review the video that explains the important factors that led to the creation of these fundamentals. Last week we continued our discussion about the second fundamental…… Read more »

Do You Know How To Turn Your Business Card Into A Lead Generating Machine?

  Do You Know How To Turn Your Business Card Into A Lead Generating Machine? Your business card is the most often overlooked form of lead generation. In fact, most business owners never even consider the possibility that their business card should be driving prospects to them in droves. And yet, it can be one… Read more »

Do you know that Web 2.0 is the future of all marketing?

Do You Know That Web 2.0 Is The Future Of All Marketing? Have you noticed that your marketing efforts seem to be consistently losing their effectiveness? Have you experienced a steadily declining ROI (return on investment) with your marketing? Are you wondering why you’re spending more for marketing and advertising… but seeing declining numbers of… Read more »

What Do You Need to Do to Get Your Business Ready to Sell?

  In his recent article in Smart Business entitled, “How to get your business, and yourself, ready for sale,” author Adam Burroughs explores the key points of getting your business ready to sell.  Burroughs points to the truism that, at some point, almost every business owner must sell his or her business.  For this reason,… Read more »

How To Find A $100 Million Idea

Dr. David Bach is a Harvard-trained scientist, physician, and serial entrepreneur. Bach has founded and built three healthcare companies, each of which grew to over $100 million in value. His most recent exit was from Leprechaun LLC which became the fastest-growing company in America before it was acquired delivering a 90X return for his shareholders…. Read more »