You may think of a theme as something saved for parties or English essays. Did you know it’s also an effective tool for leading your small business? A theme is a simple thing. It’s a recurring idea that shows up in all your business goals. When you identify your theme, it acts as a guide.
Do all your best ideas live in your head? Perhaps you know exactly how you want your business to look, and the type of lifestyle you want to have as a business owner… yet these goals never seem to come to fruition. “I wish my business could be…” can turn into “I can’t believe my
What are core values? Why are they so important for your business? When you align your values with your company you’l positive changes such as: An increase in customer volume and loyalty. More productivity and inspiration from your employees. More joy and prosperity for you, the business owner. Sound too good to be true? It’s
Small business owners need to be masters of time management because there’s so much to do on any given day. I’ve seen small business owners push themselves to the limits to meet these demands. And instead of being invigorated by their achievements, they feel burnt out. If that’s you, you can try some of the
Do you trust your team? Or are you biting your nails waiting for a call when you are out of the office? If you are, you may have fallen into a trust trap! These are patterns small business owners fall into that could affect the performance of their team. So how can you build trust
What’s your team like at your small business? Are you happy with their work? Are THEY happy with their work? How can you motivate your team to improve their performance? People are inspired to do their best when they use their talents to positively contribute to an organization. You need to recognize your employee’s contributions.
Who has the most influence on how well an organization communicates? YOU! The owner and leader of your business. Your greatest leadership asset is your ability to communicate. Do this well and everything else will fall into place. Communication systems What is a system? A system is simply the way something happens. The way you do anything in
Could it be over-due bills? Team building? Social media presence? It may come as a surprise to you, but the #1 thing small business owners neglect is themselves. Issues that come up are general health, exhaustion, no exercise, not taking prescribed medication, not taking time to go to a doctor, being overweight, no sleep, self-medicating
In the front window of my friend’s house is a lemon tree. It’s a small tree, sitting at about 2ft tall. For the longest time, my friend was perplexed as to why it wasn’t growing. She spritzed it with water twice a day and she rotated the pot so the plant was getting an even
Our motivation stems from our entrepreneurial vision. Yet, our vision evades us as we wade through our day-to-day tasks. Our ability to stand up after getting knocked down starts to wain. The daily grind gets exhausting. With each new idea, comes a new challenge, and with each new challenge, there’s another challenge tucked inside. It’s