Putting the Brakes on Business Growth

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Listen to the Episode Below: I’m sure you’ve never been told as a business owner to deliberately hold back your growth, but it can be the wisest move you make. Natalie MacNeil, the Emmy award winning media entrepreneur, will vouch for it. Natalie encountered the limits of “growth for growth’s sake,” and took a step … Read More

Why Leads Are Like Tootsie Pops

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  How many leads does it take to get you a sale? Remind me of the classic commercial for Tootsie Pops: “How many licks does it take to get to the Tootsie roll center of a Tootsie Pop?” Mr. Cow, Mr. Fox and Mr. Turtle don’t know because they never got that far without biting. … Read More

Growing Your Business, Your Way

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Your way. My way. Frank Sinatra made that song famous. And its message–“I did it my way”–resonates for small business owners who want to be free from the hum-drum, cookie-cutter ways of running their business (and their lives) like everyone else in their industry. There are so many options for designing a successful business. If … Read More

How to Get Your Business Out of Your Head

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Listen to the Episode Below: Your business process is no good to anyone if you keep it all in your head. Documenting how your business works and runs is vital to growing and scaling your business successfully, especially in the service business industry. But let’s not mince words–the process can be painful. So how can you undertake … Read More

Hold On … Loosely

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Listen to the Episode Below: Ever catch an episode of Undercover Boss?  Like them, we often watch our business grow without paying close enough attention to what’s happening right under our noses. Like them, once we begin to hire staff, we start disconnecting with parts of our business. And “disconnecting” can have a bad ripple … Read More

What Makes Your Business Sellable?

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Listen to the Episode Below: When it comes to selling our business, we sometimes over-estimate what we’re actually worth. This can be extremely risky. Selling your business when you’re not financially ready can break your bank and your profit margin. So how do you know when you’re ready to sell?  J.C. Maldonado is my guest … Read More

Avoid the Roadblocks to Smart Hiring

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Listen to the Episode Below: I used to get nauseous every time I thought about hiring. How about you? We’re already overstretched (duh–that’s why we’re hiring — so we can scale our business bit by bit). So, not only don’t we have the time to devote to hiring well … but truth be told, we probably don’t … Read More

Do Your Clients Ring the Register?

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Listen to the Episode Below: As entrepreneurs, we often only want to talk about our top line. Your big money is the sexiest part of running your own business, but how can you guarantee bragging rights (and scale) if you don’t understand where the money is coming from? Having a financial brain on the team … Read More

Is Entrepreneurship Bad For Your Health?

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Listen to the Episode Below: Debi Silber is THE Mojo Coach! She’s the CEO of her lifestyle business Mojo Coach and founder of her own website and wellness line. I’ve brought her on today for her keen insight on health and business. Running your own business often means you’re working on little sleep and snacking … Read More