Imagine yourself in this position: You are far ahead of most other business owners in that you have a concise business plan that gives you tangible, doable action steps for the next 90 days. Your team has helped you create the plan. Consequently, your team has bought into the action in the plan. You…

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Business Tool Box Accountability

Hooray! You have created a concise business plan that has pulled your ideas and plans out of your head (and the heads of your team members). Your business plan even has a precise action plan for the next 90 days. You are ready to roll and implement. All you need now is an accountability system…

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We all have blind spots that can (and will!) rob us off the level of success we could be having. There are both opportunities and threats in our blind spots.  Bringing fresh eyes into our business planning is vital for our companies to grow and scale. This article is the fifth one in a series of…

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Business planning …the phrase alone sounds so formal, so time-consuming, doesn’t it? You have employees and clients to orchestrate. You need to keep your trucks and equipment on the road. You need to keep orders and jobs flowing. You are dealing with breakdowns of various kinds. All the while, you are working to run and…

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As business owners we know: We must plan our work and work our plan. Then why is it that so few of us do it? The answer is simple: Business planning is not usually experienced as being fun. To the contrary, we dread it. It is on par with having a wisdom tooth extracted. Ouch!…

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