Listen to the Episode Below: 37:53 minutes Julie Jakopic has seen leaders succeed—and fail—through multiple sectors, organizations, and industries. In this interview, we explore the main reasons they fail, how that can impact your business growth, and how you can become a better leader … even if right now, you’re only leading yourself. Episode Highlights … Read More
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“You see this here doughnut? What you got is the hole.” I’ll never forget that sinking feeling when I heard that from a business expert I consulted. 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
On a recent 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 dessert. Only there was a problem—I hadn’t carefully read … Read More
“Clever people and grocers weigh everything,” said Zorba the Greek. So do service business owners when it comes to growing revenues. “Do I want more?” they ask themselves. “Of course! There’s the mortgage. The kids’ college fund. Mom’s medical expenses. And that bucket list trip to Tahiti!” Yet surely as the sun sets over Bora … Read More
“There’s no such thing as a free lunch,” said my colleague, Joe Harris, Esq. of White Harris PLLC. “That’s what small businesses need to understand about interns.” Joe reaches for the check (“Ironic,” I think, “… seems I am getting a free lunch!”) as we chat about the trends and challenges we’re seeing for small … Read More
“I’m done. I’m done! I’m not giving him anything else. The man practically destroyed my business. He doesn’t deserve another red cent.” My client, Valerie, rants while I listen patiently on the phone. She finally got up the gumption to kick out her low-achieving business partner, and we’re in the throes of a settlement … Read More