What's It Going to Take to Grow in 2015?

You’re always looking for new ways to grow. But the trap most owners fall into is that they spend too much time figuring what they’re going to do, and not enough on what they’re not. It’s the ‘secret ingredient’ to our 6 step planning process—the simplest way we know to figure out where you want to go and what needs to change to get there.

Topics: Strategic Planning

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An Angel Investor Is Not the Best Kind

The kind of angel your business needs probably isn't the kind with new investment, but the kind with something much more important. What this other kind of angel can give you is a new perspective - a way of looking at things that you can't see when you're stuck in the weeds.

Topics: Strategic Planning

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You Aren't Scalable - How To Turn Your Personal Passion Into A Thriving Business

Passion and drive go a long way. There were 5,000 little things you did to survive in the face of long odds of small business success - the late nights, juggling expenses, praying for new customers. You leaned on that passion and drive to get through - and it worked.

Topics: Sales, Strategic Planning

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Money is Not One of the Top Three Reasons Entrepreneurs Start Their Business

Second Annual State of the Business Owner Report Reveals that the Top Three Factors that Motivate Entrepreneurs to Start their Business are Freedom, Passion and Independence

For today’s entrepreneurs, starting a business is not all about the money. According to the 2013 State Of The Business Owner (SOBO) Report, announced today by business coaching leader EMyth, the top three reasons today’s entrepreneurs start their business are: freedom to pursue new opportunities; following their personal passion; and, to gain independence from other’s control. Money, in fact, ranks fourth. EMyth commissioned the State Of The Business Owner project, now in its second year, and surveyed more than 1,700 business owners to gain insights into the real challenges that small and midsize businesses face on a daily basis.

Topics: EMyth, Strategic Planning, Coaching

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Data Doesn't Equal Meaning

Data is a wonderful thing. From "big data" to talk about the "data driven" life, it's a fascinating time where we're all figuring out what data we really want and need, how much of it, and when. And as a business owner, you've got some powerful, affordable tools at your disposal.

Topics: Strategic Planning, Leadership, Values

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