Business Planning: Getting Started

WHY WRITE A BUSINESS PLAN? Your business plan is the tool that forces you to think through every aspect of your new business. It’s also a communication tool that you can use to show: Bankers – if you plan to take out a loan. Potential investors and venture capitalists – if you want to attract […]

Is 2018 the Year You’ll FINALLY Start Your Own Business?

Now that the new year is firmly on its way the resolutions we made a week ago have started to be tested.  This can be particularly true if those resolutions are those we’ve made year after year and failed to keep. If one of those resolutions was to start your own business, you’re in good […]

The Executive Toolbox: Executive Presence

Executive presence is that certain something that causes other people to recognize an executive as a leader. It provides the confidence that an individual will be able to perform as an executive. Without it, even extremely competent people can be overlooked for leadership positions. One example that comes to mind is a client I recently […]

The Executive Toolbox: Building Team Accountability

Successful teams take accountability for the results they achieve, both as a team and individually. This doesn’t happen accidently. The ability to build accountability with your team and each member of the team is a skill an executive needs to master in order to be successful. Executives often find it difficult to hold their teams […]

The Executive Toolbox: Building Effective Teams

Business owners and executives who enjoy long term success don’t necessarily need to be adept at team building but it’s certainly easier to be successful if you’re not going it alone. A team is a group of people who have a shared goal or goals. Those goals may be as simple as working together to […]