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How Fit is Your Business for the Future

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  How Fit is Your Business for the Future? I love to get out and enjoy the fresh air. Movement seems to unlock mental blocks for me, and I usually come back with a new perspective for a perplexing conundrum. As I was sharing this viewpoint with a friend that was training for a triathlon, it occurred to me that …

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Managing Your Baggage on the Road to Success

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  Packing for the Road to Success: The road to success- be it personal or business- requires you to pack lightly and leave excess baggage behind. I have had my share of packing experiences over the years, and more often than not I have included more than I’ve needed. I’ve been known to pack a down-filled ski jacket as well …

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Handling Seasons of Extremes

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In our lives the changing of the seasons are periods we expect and learn to react to in order to maintain a sense of balance. We replenish the sunscreen supplies, purchase electric fans, and conversely prepare our vehicles with winter tires to do battle in the cold. But how do you prepare your business for the changing seasons? Some businesses …

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Anyone Up For An Obstacle?

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Let’s have a show of hands: Who here thinks it would be great to sail through life without any obstacles? … Bueller? Bueller? (Sorry, a little ‘80’s flashback moment there.) Since I can’t see you right now, and you can’t see me, let me tell you that I did not raise my hand, because I am personally intrigued by obstacles. …

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Thriving in a Slow Economy

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  Pssst, hey in case you haven’t heard, we’re supposed to be experiencing a downturn in the economy. It’s in the papers, in the news…it’s the buzz at the water coolers and the weekend chitchat over the BBQ. It’s almost impossible to have a conversation without it veering toward the inevitable topic…Oil and Gas, which then leads the discussion to …

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Business Strategy of the Month: Referral Marketing is Not about Who You Know…

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It’s not who you know, that will land you a solid referral business, it’s who knows you – and what they think of you, that will make the difference. Dropping a name at a business function will not get you to where you want to be- unless the person you are referencing knows you. The old “who I know” philosophy …

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Business Strategy: Are you Fishing in the Wrong Pond?

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If you ever feel like your results don’t match up with your efforts, ask yourself if you are fishing in the wrong pond? The old business idea that you have to make 10 calls to close 1 deal is seriously being challenged in today’s fast paced world. In the movie ‘The Pursuit of Happyness’, Chris Gardner (played by Will Smith) …

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Business Strategy of the Month: Fire Yourself!

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Want to be successful? – Fire yourself! The momentum that is building in 20125 is promising for businesses. Everyone says “things are getting busy!” But being busy is not always a good indicator of being effective. Busy is one step away from losing control. Still trying to run the show completely?  Now is a perfect time for you to do a quick …

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Is your Business Heading into a Summer Slow-Down, or a Seasonal Peak?

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 Summer has a very interesting effect on business, regardless of what the business is. If you ask people at the end of June “How are things going?” you either get,“Just trying to squeeze in the last deals before the summer slow-down…” or “This is our busiest season…’ Business tends to experience peaks and valleys. Summer is a popular vacation time, …

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What does Summer Solstice have to do with Business Success?

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What does the Summer Solstice have to do with business success? Seems like an irrelevant comparison at first glance. But it is actually an excellent metaphor for business success – and failure. Today is June 21, 2013- commonly referred to at the Summer Solstice in the Northern Hemisphere, (although debate can be had over the exact date- the 20th vs. …

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