Does Your Business Have A Purpose or Mission Statement?

October 29, 2011 by  | Leave a Comment Filed under: Management 

When we often start out in business, we do our business plan. We check to see there is a niche market, that there is actually a need for our product or service that we wish to provide. Then we check our resources, what materials or facilities we have to start this business with. Also we make sure (read on...)

Business Owners and Six Sigma Online

October 20, 2011 by  | Leave a Comment Filed under: Management 

There are many websites online dedicated to teaching people the skills, tools and methods used in the Six Sigma Methodology, a business quality improvement strategy. Those who are interested may already be in a certain position or industry. When this is the case, learning about these methods is a (read on...)

Small Business Branding for Introverts

June 28, 2011 by  | Leave a Comment Filed under: Branding 

Is your small business mainly you and perhaps a couple of employees? And are you the type of person who would rather stay home with a book than schmooze at a party? If you answered yes to both questions, you may shy away from the concept of branding, thinking either that it’s only for (read on...)

Are You Ready to Sell Your Business

March 16, 2011 by  | Leave a Comment Filed under: Management 

Make Sure You Understand Your Motivation for Selling Are you thinking about selling your business? This simple one-question quiz will help you to better understand your motivations behind this thought. A better understanding of your underlying motivations will help you make the right (read on...)

Selecting a Business Broker or Intermediary to Help You Sell Your Business

March 16, 2011 by  | Leave a Comment Filed under: Management 

As crazy as it seems, some people spend more time choosing a coffee machine than they do selecting the business broker or intermediary that will sell their business. This can be a fatal mistake that can cost time, money, and sometimes the ability to sell the business at all. How do you choose (read on...)

How to Make a Business Grow Without Really Trying That Hard

January 22, 2011 by  | Leave a Comment Filed under: Sales 

Working Hard and Trying Hard are two very different things. Working hard refers to the intensity at which you work. You can be working very hard and still love what you do and truly enjoy your work. Trying Hard is about effort, struggle and resistance. If you have to try harder and harder, it (read on...)

12 Powerful Success Factors Any Small Business Owner Should Know!

August 25, 2010 by  | Leave a Comment Filed under: Management 

1. What Makes You Different? What makes your business unique and different than every other competitor? Buyers need a compelling reason to change their buying habits. 2. Unique Benefits Your employees must fully understand what makes your products and services unique and different and how it will (read on...)

Could Your Beauty Clinic Do With a Detox? Here Are Four Critical Areas to Start With

June 25, 2010 by  | Leave a Comment Filed under: Management 

Talking with a new client the other day she asked me whether anyone else was saying their clinic was feeling a bit wintery, when she explained to me what that meant I identified it as in need of a freshen up, both decor wise and system wise. So as I was reading the list of features for an issue (read on...)

Are You Just the Owner of Your Practice Or the Leader?

May 31, 2010 by  | Leave a Comment Filed under: Management 

Just because the buck ultimately stops with you as the owner of the practice, that does not necessarily mean you are the leader by default. Without a leader giving clear direction, many practices flounder and do not reach their full potential. Here are some simple traits that true leaders (read on...)

9 Marketing Tips to Try Today in Your Business

May 16, 2010 by  | Leave a Comment Filed under: Marketing 

1) Business Image – The perception of your business will happen if you want it to or not. If you don’t control it from the beginning then you could end up with an image that is impossible to shake. Image is not only how things look but opinions, beliefs, thoughts, feelings and (read on...)