Category: Business Coaching

8 EOY Reflection Questions for Business Owners

Last week, we gave a brief overview of how to conduct a year-end review. Now, we’ll dig into some more specifics, starting with reviewing your goals with a set of EOY reflection questions.  Feel free to skip around or pick and choose the questions you want to think about, depending on your specific situation. The most ...

Conducting a Year-End Business Review

With 2023 a mere four months away, many business owners are thinking about how they can set their company up for success. A year-end business review can help you understand the full scope of where you are now and how far you can go in the new year.  If this is your first time conducting a ...

What Can You Do After You Sell Your Business?

The decision to sell your business isn’t taken lightly, but sometimes the opportunity is too good to pass up. Often, that leaves business owners in their 30s, 40s, or 50s with a lot of money, few responsibilities, and many years ahead of them to fill with a purposeful existence.  Depending on your personality, obligations, and goals, ...

Can You Identify the Signs of Employee Burnout?

According to the Research Department at the University of Massachusetts, job stress and employee burnout lead to serious long-term consequences for businesses to the tune of costing American companies $300 billion per year due to increased absenteeism, health-related costs, and loss of productivity.  When leaders can identify the signs, they have the option of taking preventative ...

Signs It’s Time to Sell Your Small Business

Business owners and entrepreneurs have an undeniable sticktoitiveness that can help them hang on through adversity and come out better than ever on the other side. Unfortunately, that tenacity can also lead to dragging your feet despite clear signs that it’s time to sell your small business.  While the decision can be heartwrenching, recognizing that it’s ...

5 TED Talks for Small Business Owners

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Need a little inspiration to get you through a mid-year slump? Want a reminder of why you started your small business in the first place? We’ve gathered up 5 of our favorite TED Talks for small business owners. Their short length and powerful impact are perfect for squeezing into your busy day and reaffirming your ...

Exit Planning is a Business Strategy: Interview with Business Innovators Magazine

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I recently had the opportunity to sit down with Business Innovators Magazine’s Mark Imperial.  Our conversation gave me the opportunity to share why having a transition plan – something we know is important but not urgent to a Business Owner – is simply a smart business strategy.   Because of my own experience in transitioning by selling my ...

Healthy Boundaries Make for a Happier Workplace

In the not too distant past,  American work culture centered around “above and beyond”– Going above and beyond your job description, work hours, responsibilities, and your own mental, physical, and emotional capacities. Employees and executives did much of this to be seen as hardworking, diligent, and driven individuals willing to do anything for the business’s ...

The 6 Key Elements of Strategic Thinking Skills

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When you hear the word strategy, what kind of person comes to mind? I always imagine a master chess player for several reasons: They spent years practicing, winning, failing, researching, and reflecting to hone their skills. Each game they played on their journey, whether they emerged the champion or not, was a new opportunity to take risks ...

This Could Have Been an Email: Leading Purposeful Meetings in an Overbooked Workplace

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Business meetings are an inevitability. Whether held virtually or in person, there are times when it is absolutely necessary for a group to sit down together for a discussion. But are you leading purposeful meetings? Yet, there are many times when executives and lower-level employees alike find themselves asking, “Couldn’t this have been an email?” A survey conducted ...