Posts Categorized: Business Owner

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 »

Determining the Right Time to Sell

  Determining when it’s finally the right time to sell can be a tricky proposition.  If you are thinking about selling your business, one of the best steps you can take is to contact a business broker.  A good business broker will have years, or even decades, of proven experience under his or her belt. … 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 »

How Long Does Planning for Your Business’ Future Take?

How Long Does Planning for Your Business’ Future Take? One of the first questions business owners ask about exiting their businesses is, “Just how long is all of this supposed to take?” The true answer is it depends. There are many things to consider as you shape your Exit Plan. You might have a business that’s… Read more »

Should You Sell Your Family Business?

  When the complicating variable of family is added to the equation of selling a business, the situation can get rather messy.  Family usually complicates everything and businesses are, of course, no exception.  Ken McCracken’s recent article “Family business: to sell or not to sell?” 6 questions to help you make the right decision,” seeks… 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 »

Why You Should Focus on Proper Exit Planning

  If you are like many business owners, you are primarily focusing on building your business.  Yet, as we’ve covered here many times before, you should start thinking about what you’ll need to do to sell your business before you even officially launch.  Many businesses can take years to sell or even fail to sell… Read more »

If You Love What You Do, Why Should You Make Plans to Leave?

If You Love What You Do, Why Should You Make Plans to Leave? Many business owners love the companies they’ve founded, whether it’s because of the work they do, the changes they effect, the money their companies provide, or something else. When you carve out a comfort zone within your business, you might question why… Read more »