Learn to create effective strategy.
Discover tools to monitor performance.
Teach staff to “steer” your business.
Lower risk with controlled growth.
Mentor a manager to run operations.
Take breaks for greater success.
Reduce stress, avoid accidents/illness.
Model “self care” to staff for culture shift.
Make family fun time a priority.
Plan a getaway to gain new perspective.
Clarify what you want and when.
Form an exit strategy within your business plan.
Align business/career/personal goals.
Be smart – plan your exit early.
It’s never too late to plan ahead.
Where to begin? Pick any point and begin, but do it TODAY!
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Entrepreneurs are confident in their abilities. Over confidence can lead to bad results. You have a specialized team for your business operations. Do you have a specialized team to assist with you concluding your current business? Practicing the alternative perspectives of subjectivity and objectivity can increase one’s understanding of the multiplicity of relative truths. You […]
Why write a business plan? There are two main reasons. A business plan helps entrepreneurs to improve operational sustainability while reducing risk. Banks and investors typically require a business plan to demonstrate the business has been carefully designed and possible difficulties have been identified and solutions considered. How to begin: Define your objectives. Are these […]
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Succession and exit are of crucial concern for you, other current leaders in your firm and those who will follow. For many leaders, succession and exit are in the future, years from now, so why worry about that today? To these executives, and really any active leader, I say, “Congratulations!” Amid the layoffs, liquidations, closures […]
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