Entries by Lori Moen

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Strategic Planning for the Upcoming New Year

Though it’s only October, there’s no denying that the new year is coming swiftly upon us. Soon enough, business owners will be wrapped up in the whirlwind of the holidays. While spending time with loved ones is important, so is strategic planning for next year. Getting a head start on evaluating your business will let ...

What Is A Business Appraisal and Do I Need One?

There’s something to be said about knowing your worth. Your business is no different. Understanding when a business appraisal is necessary and what it can do for your company can help you take on transitions with confidence. What is a business appraisal? Sometimes called a business valuation, a business appraisal looks at your income, your ...

What’s The Difference Between a Strategy and A Tactic?

Jereon Flanders is one of the world’s most influential thinkers on strategy execution and a highly regarded keynote speaker. One of his favorite motivational quotes is by Sun Tzu, a revered Chinese military strategist, philosopher, and writer. He once wrote, “Strategy without tactics is the slowest route to victory. Tactics without strategy is the noise before ...

5 Tips to Improve the B2B Buyout Process

Selling your business is hard. Even if you’re selling out of necessity or tragedy, it can be incredibly difficult to give up on a dream. This rings especially true if you’re selling to a competitor. The business to business selling process isn’t an easy one, but these 5 tips can help ease the process: 1. ...

3 Essential Qualities of the Best Business Coaches

Passion. Commitment. Expertise. There’s so much that goes into becoming one of the best business coaches on the market. If you’re looking for someone to guide you through the ebbs and flows of your career, you want the cream of the crop. You want someone passionate about making your relationship their top priority. It’s not ...

Small Business Leadership Training: The Key to Success

Leading a small business requires much more than having your name on the paperwork as the owner. It’s an active role that requires furthering yourself through research, networking, and small business leadership training. Having a successful business means being a leader who is capable of delegating, negotiating, and making the tough decisions when necessary. Working ...

5 Reasons to Join a CEO Networking Group

It’s lonely at the top. Taking on the role as the leader of an organization can be an isolating task. People look at you to make the tough decisions, some of which may affect their future. That’s why it’s important to work with peers who can help you weather the storms. Spending time with CEO ...

Why Your Business Development Strategy Needs a Coach

“Sow a thought, reap an action; sow an action, reap a habit; sow a habit, reap a character; sow a character, reap a destiny.” -7 Habits of Highly Effective People Are you aiming to make your business better? The simple answer is, “Who isn’t?” No matter where you are in the process, your business development ...