Line of Credit = Sleep Insurance in a Recession
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Line of Credit = Sleep Insurance in a Recession

Recessions are stressful and challenging for any business owner. Whether it’s your first recession or your second, third, or so on, it’s hard to know how to prepare for the worst and whether the plans you’ve made will help or hurt. Every business owner deserves to have a company with a strong financial future.  In…

Exceptional CEOs: Personal Effectiveness Mindset
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Exceptional CEOs: Personal Effectiveness Mindset

As a CEO or business owner, it’s hard figuring out what things to focus on, where to allocate our resources, and how in the world we’ll find the time to do it all. It can be overwhelming. When you’re paralyzed by all of these thoughts and tasks, it’s hard to be an effective CEO. I…

Exceptional CEOs: Stakeholder Connection Mindset
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Exceptional CEOs: Stakeholder Connection Mindset

Every CEO or business owner has a big dream for their business and wants to make it happen. But how does a CEO sell/exit their business and ride off into the sunset with a sum of money that achieves financial freedom and a sense of contentment? A failure to plan leads to leaving money on…

Exceptional CEOs: Board Engagement Mindset
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Exceptional CEOs: Board Engagement Mindset

CEOs are often bombarded with little voices in their ear asking, “Am I reaching the best markets?”, “Is my management team capable of taking us to the next level?”, “What about my business model?”, “What changes do I need to make?”, and finally, “Do I have enough money?”. There are only so many hours in…

Exceptional CEOs: Mobilizing Your Leaders
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Exceptional CEOs: Mobilizing Your Leaders

What makes an excellent CEO? It’s a question that’s often asked, but seldom answered. As with anything, it starts with mindset first, then skill set. We’ve talked recently about the importance of CEOs having a direction-setting mindset and being bold, and an organizational mindset where they create strong culture and stable, but agile companies.  Once…

Exceptional CEOs: Getting Your Organization Aligned for Growth 
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Exceptional CEOs: Getting Your Organization Aligned for Growth 

As a CEO, it can be lonely at the top and they often struggle to know whether their actions and decisions are helping their company or hurting it. How do they achieve excellence? What separates great CEOs from the good ones? These questions often leave new CEOs overwhelmed and frustrated. Every CEO deserves to have…

Exceptional CEOs: Direction-Setting Mindset
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Exceptional CEOs: Direction-Setting Mindset

Every CEO strives to be a strong leader and push their company forward, but when it comes to determining what the mindsets and characteristics of a successful CEO are, opinions vary. It’s hard to be all things all the time and many CEOs struggle to know where to spend their time, how to allocate resources,…

Do You Know What Metrics You Should Be Tracking?
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Do You Know What Metrics You Should Be Tracking?

Coming up on mid-year, you might be reflecting on the first half and are either looking to course correct or finish strong. What are you going to start doing, stop doing, and keep doing?   One of the ways to determine this is to look at the key metrics of your business and see if you’re…

Why Accountability is Vital to Your Company and How to Implement It
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Why Accountability is Vital to Your Company and How to Implement It

One of the topics I talk about most with business owners is accountability. Each situation is different, but rarely do I have a client that doesn’t struggle with accountability at some point over the course of owning their business. One client right now has run a very successful company for over 48 years. But when…

4 Ways to Increase Profitability
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4 Ways to Increase Profitability

Business owners dream of growing their business and making it the best it can be, but oftentimes they struggle to follow a unified strategy to get there. They’re unsure which areas to focus on to have the biggest impact and are left confused and frustrated.  Profitability, not profit, is a key ingredient to a successful…

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