What EVERY Business Owner Needs To Practice This Summer

Ahh, to be young. I remember the summer I was 10 years old. It was the summer of all summers. My family was living in the San Francisco bay

Building momentum: How to move your small business forward

In his classic book "Good to Great", Jim Collins introduces the concept of change in your business being like a flywheel: Now picture a

The top 5 ways to be the leader your team needs

What the heck is leadership? There are so many people who write about “being a great leader” and “having great leaders”, and “great

5 Employee appreciation ideas you wish you thought of before

Buying gifts for employees is often more difficult that figuring out what to buy your in-laws for birthdays or the holidays. So how do you

6 ways business owners can clone themselves (without actually doing it)

Every business owner who sets out to build a team really wants, not a team, but a CLONE. Cloning would effectively allow them to be in

The business owner’s challenge: Building a top-notch team

Nothing accelerates growth like excellent team members. I'm not kidding. I've seen business owners struggle to grow their business for

3 Reasons why it’s a good time to sell your business now

Is it the right time to sell your business? According to business expert Gene Marks, the answer is, "Yes." Marks explains his case for

Most popular small business articles: March & April 2015

Hey there! It’s been a while since we sent one of these out! We spent two months on the topic of sales instead of just one, so it's time

5 Ugly truths about running your own business

Most business owners have on rose-tinted glasses when they first start out. There’s nothing wrong with that—it happens to all of us. We’ve

The best mistake I’ve ever made

In 1998, I was working for a division of Duchossois Industries as an engineer working on new product development. I was occasionally invited