Deviating systems

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On a trip to Santa Monica, my husband and I stopped into 24 Hour Fitness Express. Armed with a free three-day pass and dressed to sweat, I was ready to climb the Stairmaster and pretend to work off the previous night’s dark chocolate lava cake. Only there was a problem. I hadn’t carefully read the … Read More

Building wealth

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Have you built a job, or built a business? If you have passion for starting and growing, that’s great. Don’t care about selling your company? Here’s an invitation: When you have a sense of the “end game,” you make business easier for yourself in the long run. Most businesses close because they’re blind-sided by what … Read More

White space

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Archimedes shouted “Eureka!” in a bathtub. Einstein had sudden insights into the theory of relativity while riding a streetcar. Newton “discovered” gravity during a countryside retreat (Cambridge University was closed because of the Black Death plague). I had my own eureka! moment when I started my first business years ago. I hated my job at … Read More

Paid in Full

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Why did you start your company? If I had to guess, it could be for any number of reasons. Your boss was an idiot. You wanted to make a difference in the world. You wanted to work in a collaborative spirit with other people, instead of always watching your back. You wanted creative expression. And … Read More

Independence

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“I took my first 3-week vacation ever,” beamed my 62-year-old client, Tim, over lunch. “Never checked in once. It felt amazing. And my doctor is finally taking me off all the blood pressure meds I’ve been on. Can you imagine?” Tim, the owner of a 7-figure glass business, was finally enjoying the fruits of his … Read More

Lather. Rinse. Repeat (Revenue).

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“You see this here doughnut? What you got is the hole.”  I’ll never forget that sinking feeling when a business valuation expert told me that about my company. I couldn’t believe it. I was stunned. Humiliated. 12 years of building my law firm—all that blood, sweat, and treasure—and I have nothing to show for it … Read More

What to Include on Your Business Dashboard

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Listen to the Episode Below:  Marketing may have the sex appeal, but finance is where the rubber meets the road when it comes to growing your business. The hard numbers can tell where you’re succeeding, where you could put in a little more work, and where you’re hemorrhaging and should let go of what’s not … Read More

Do you think in Multiples?

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Are your business plans big enough? Author and entrepreneur Michael Gerber wrote, Businesses fail not because their dream is too big, but because their dream is too small and too realistic to sustain the life they want. Simply put, the measure of your success (financial and otherwise) is in direct proportion to how big your … Read More

What REALLY drives your revenue?

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Listen to the Episode Below:  Owning your own business means understanding what drives your revenue, not just the revenue itself. And in order to drive your revenue and put it on auto-pilot, you need to create rewarding experiences that define your business for yourself and your clients.  Elaine Starling is on today’s episode to tell … Read More