The Power of An Audacious Goal: Gran Fondo

You may have heard of a B.H.A.G. It stands for Big Hairy Audacious Goal, which helps a business focus on one single goal which is very bold but still achievable.  Jim Collins created this phrase in his book, Built to Last: Successful Habits of Visionary Companies....

The Queen’s A Coach!

On my vacation last month, my mom and I went to see a movie of a live production of The Audience. This is a hot new play which ran from March 5 until June 15, 2013 in London’s West End, and starred Helen Mirren as Queen Elizabeth. They filmed one of the...

7 Steps toward a Fire-Safe Workplace

A fire can consume a building in a matter of seconds, leading to property damage, physical injury, and even death. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) estimates that fires and explosions account for approximately 200 employee deaths and 5,000...

Measuring and Monitoring Your Brand Reputation

Here’s a great article from my colleague, Mike Zammuto, on a very important topic of our time: online reputation management and what a busy small business owner can do about it. Measuring and Monitoring Your Brand Reputation A positive online reputation is worth...

How to Move Your Small Business

A very helpful guest post today from colleague, Jay Harris. Good Move! Tips for Moving Your Small Business Moving is never any fun, whether it’s for your home or your business. When it comes to moving your small business, it’s important that the process...

Is a conflict getting you down?

One of the frequent topics that comes up in the business coaching I do on a daily basis is how to resolve conflicts. These conflicts can be between owner and employee, between employees, between owner and vendor, and even between family members and friends who are in...