5 Shocking Mistakes Killing Your Growth

After helping numerous companies, we uncovered 5 common mistakes that may be killing your growth. You are just satisfying your customers, not fulfilling them It's a common misconception that satisfying your customers is enough. And, that's the first mistake that...

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4 Simple Steps to Write a Successful Marketing Plan

Here are 4 simple steps to write a successful marketing plan. These hacks are based on 20 years of experience writing marketing plans. While the means to reach the customer have completely changed, the fundamentals of communication have not. Complete a...

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5 Steps of Analyzing the Business Model

There are 5 key steps to take when analyzing a business model.  Over the years, we have helped a wide range of small business owners and found these 5 steps to be very helpful Defining the Ideal Customer Who...

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4 Simple Steps to Write a Successful Business Plan

Here are 4 simple steps to write a successful business plan: Step 1: Complete a Situational Analysis as the Basis of the Business Plan Who is your customer? Define the ideal target for your product or service. Why do they want...

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How to Transition from an Owner to a CEO

This may sound strange. You might say, "C'mon, I run a small business, why should I transition to a CEO? What could we possible have in common?" More that you think. Over the years, we have helped a...

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Running a Small Business- The Unfortunate Truth

If you are a small business owner, you probably started running a small business because you loved being a doctor, a lawyer, a craft brewer, or whatever your passion is.  However, the unfortunate truth about running a small business...

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If You Don’t Plan for Growth Now, You’ll Hate Yourself Later

Most business owners start a business because they love what they do, not because they love marketing, business models, etc. But, if you don't plan for growth, now, it can create a number of problems later. If you wait until...

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Accelerating Small Business Growth: 5 Proven Methods

Don’t just satisfy your customers, fulfill them People are emotional creatures.  As much as we like to believe that we make decisions solely on rational facts, weighing the pros and cons, in reality... we don’t.  We are driven by...

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How to Survive the 3-Year Itch

Did you know that twice the number of business fail or go out of business in their 3rd to 7th year in business than do in the first 2 years? It’s because of the 3-Year Itch. Just...

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How to Get a Small Business Loan Painlessly

The most important thing to think about when getting a small business loan from a lender is your personal credit.  Few small businesses have a long enough track record to have a long credit history.   Even those that do,...

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