A Love Letter for Every Business Owner

In the realm of human history, love letters have held a special place—a sacred place for the most profound emotions, whispered from heart to heart across time and space. These letters encapsulate the essence of love, a testament to the depths of our connections and the enduring care we hold for those we cherish. Today,…

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I Don’t Have Time for This

BREAST CANCER AWARENESS Every day I work with business owners reminding them of the importance of planning for the expected, unexpected and the inevitable. Little did I know that I would face the unexpected. In February I went for a routine mammogram and 2 days later was contacted by the doctor that they had found…

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Defining My Own Personal Currencies

Reflecting on my twenties, it’s clear that building my career took center stage. Money and recognition were driving forces, propelling me to make choices based on how they could boost my progress. I remained true to my values, but I sacrificed crucial aspects along the way. Workaholic would’ve been an understatement—I worked nights and weekends,…

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Selling Your Business: Is Money Everything?

You’re on the brink of a massive decision—selling your business. But here’s the thing: it’s not all about numbers and negotiations. It’s about your values, your dreams, and the mark you want to leave. Let’s dive into the world of personal currencies—those not-so-tangible treasures beyond money. We’ll chat about recognition, relationships, well-being, purpose, and freedom.…

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Business Survival Guide: Expect the Unexpected

We all know running a business is a rollercoaster ride with surprises at every turn. While some twists may be thrilling, others can make you want to scream! So let’s talk about how you can be ready for those unexpected changes that can bring your business to a screeching halt. Time to steer clear of…

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Buckle Up for the Future

Buckle up, entrepreneurs! Let’s embark on the most epic road trip of our business lives! Imagine our business hopping into a snazzy convertible, sunglasses on, and a kickass playlist ready to roll. But this isn’t just any road trip – it’s a journey with a definite goal in mind, just like any successful venture should…

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From Living on a Prayer to Strategic Execution

Whoa, we’re half way there. Whoa oh, livin’ on a prayer. Take my hand, we’ll make it, I swear. Whoa oh, livin’ on a prayer. – Jon Bon Jovi     As we reach the halfway mark of 2023, it’s essential for business owners to assess their progress towards the goals they set at the…

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Why Mergers Fail

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Mergers and acquisitions are common – and often lucrative – exit strategies for business owners. A well-designed strategic merger creates synergies that may yield increased market share, revenue, and profits. Not every deal is destined for success, however. If fact, many fail. This post will explore some of the main reasons strategic mergers can fall…

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Contingency Planning vs Exit Planning

Sam is a business owner who spent 15 years building a flooring business. He had built a strong reputation for being professional, reliable, and affordable. He had a team of installers that he supervised closely and was pulling in over a $1 million a year in revenue. After years of installing floors, his back went…

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