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The Entrepreneurial Mindset Checklist

BEING AN ENTREPRENEUR IS HARD WORK. Do you have a winning mindset to succeed as an entrepreneur? Here are a few characteristics that many entrepreneurs share. See where you fall on the Entrepreneurial Mindset Checklist. The Entrepreneurial Mindset Checklist I WILL SUCCEED IF I WORK HARD ENOUGH AND SMART ENOUGH. I know that perseverance is the ...

The Monthly Huddle: Mind Mapping

Welcome to the July edition of The Monthly Huddle– A short, sweet, and to-the-point advice blog for tackling some of business management’s most difficult questions! We’ll look at a thinking strategy called “mind mapping,” ideal for business leaders who like organizing their thoughts through notetaking, listmaking, and the like.  What is Mind Mapping? When we think about ...

Cure Your Monday Blues & Reclaim Your Weekend

It’s not surprising so many of us suffer from weekly cases of the Monday Blues. The 2019 American Time Use Survey found that 34% of full-time employed people work on average weekends or holidays. That in itself is a pretty surprising statistic. Still, it’s pretty par for the course when we consider all employees serving ...

Business Coach vs. Business Consultant

Business owners are flexible, innovative, and creative, but there may come a point where they feel stuck in a rut.  That’s when the question of whether they should work with a business coach vs. business consultant often comes up.  The line between the two roles is often blurred, but there are distinct differences and specializations that ...

2021 Business Goals: You are Halfway There

It may seem hard to believe but we are halfway through the calendar year.  Hopefully, your business goals are tracking on the plan you set for it at the beginning of the year.  Sometimes we have gotten caught up in the act of working in the business and maybe lost sight of the direction we ...

Every Small Business Owner Needs a Vacation

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Welcome to the June edition of The Monthly Huddle– A short, sweet, and to-the-point advice blog for tackling some of business management’s most difficult questions! This month, we’ll go over three tactics you can use to take a vacation as a small business owner. Summer is the ideal time for a family vacation, but that’s simply not ...

Emotional Intelligence for Business Leaders

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One of the most important, yet least discussed, traits for a business leader to possess is emotional intelligence. Defined as the ability to recognize, express, and manage your own emotions and the emotions of those around you, it’s a critical skill that can help all other interactions in your personal and professional life be more ...
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6 Twitter Feeds Every SMB Owner Needs to Follow

Most people consider social media, like Facebook and Twitter, a distraction from work, not a tool to get more done. But, if your feeds are chock-full of valuable resources, networking opportunities, information about your industry, and inspiration, your lunchtime doom-scrolling can become productive and fulfilling. Are You on Twitter Yet? Small business owners are one demographic that ...

Bless This Mess: Organizing Your Small Business

Suppose you find yourself spending more time sifting through a mess of files, broken electronics, and yellowing paperwork than you do getting anything done. Then, for the sake of your sanity, it’s time to start organizing your small business! The 2018 Staples small business survey unveiled some interesting, albeit not all that surprising, statistics about the ...

Developing the Next Generation of Leadership

As the leader of your organization, you have a responsibility to safeguard the business. One key area is planning and developing your next generation of leaders. This will drive value to your company and prepare you for the future.   As generations shift upwards in their career, it’s time to teach the next generation of leaders how ...