Becoming an Effective Leader

Team success often hinges on leadership. That leadership can come from a formal role or from within the team but having someone to facilitate a clear direction and provide structure and encouragement is key. An effective leader is one who is not threatened by the competence or successes of his or her team, but ratherContinue reading “Becoming an Effective Leader”

Starting a Successful Business You Love- Structure

You’ve found your idea, worked out the finances, discovered your competitive advantage, decided on a funding method, and now its time to get to work on actually making your vision a reality. The next step is to decide on a business structure. There are many routes you could go and no real one size fitsContinue reading “Starting a Successful Business You Love- Structure”

Starting a Successful Business You Love – Getting Funding

A successful business takes a lot of time. As the old adage goes “time is money”, and you will likely need a lot of both if you want to see your business take off. Funding is an important aspect of any startup, but not all funding is created equal. You have many options for howContinue reading “Starting a Successful Business You Love – Getting Funding”

Running a Business You Love – SWOT and PEST

What’s your favorite sports team? How’s their offence? What about defense? Who’s their star player? What do they need to work on for the upcoming season? I’m not well traveled I’ll admit, so I don’t know about the rest of the world, but in the US about 90% of people can answer all those questions.Continue reading “Running a Business You Love – SWOT and PEST”

Starting a Business You Love- Competitive Advantage

Why Are They Doing So Much Better Than I am? You may find yourself asking this question if you approach business with a “build it and they will come” attitude. You can set up a business with the same products, same prices, on the same street as your competitor and have vastly different results. ThisContinue reading “Starting a Business You Love- Competitive Advantage”

Run a Business You Love – Understanding Cash Flow

Its common sense to think that if you made a net income that you would have a positive cash flow as well. Unfortunately, that’s not always the case in business. You have accounts payable, accounts receivable, depreciation, WIP accounts and so on. Your finances can get really complicated pretty quickly, so if you don’t haveContinue reading “Run a Business You Love – Understanding Cash Flow”

Creating a Business You Love, Tough Questions

At this point you’ve found an idea you’re passionate about and want to monetize and you know you can connect with your audience. You’ve questioned it to iron out the details to find out if it can survive as a business.

Nobody Wants to Work Anymore, Why That’s Awesome!

Now employers need to see their relationship with employees differently and for the partnership it is. Employees have always been encouraged to look out for the best interests of the businesses for whom they work, even while off the clock. Now its time for employers to do the same for their employees if there is any hope of salvaging their abilities to hold onto workers.

Reasons Businesses Fail and What to Do about Them

67% of small businesses fail within the first 10 years according to the Small Business Administration. That is a frightening statistic if you are considering opening or have just opened a small business. Buy why do more than 2 out of every 3 businesses find themselves failing? There are a number of reasons businesses fail,Continue reading “Reasons Businesses Fail and What to Do about Them”