The old phrase has it right: not for love or money. There is only one way to ensure your business has the best possible start: forget the 'or'. Great businesses are started and grown with love and money. When you first start a business…

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Growing Your Business

Owning's Great - Growing Is What Really Matters Unlike a brick of gold bullion you can't just own a business, you have to grow it. A business is more biological than mineral. Healthy businesses grow. A business is like any other…

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The story so far... Part 1: imagining the enterprise. The business owner decides she doesn't want to work 7 days a week for the rest of her life. Part 2: how you get there. The business owner discovers the tools…

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In the first article on the Enterprise Cycle we looked at the vision for the Enterprise Cycle of your business. Here, we'll look at the nuts and bolts of getting to this phase. As the owner of a small business you…

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When you begin you are your business's most valuable asset. When you are done, if we do things right, your business is the most valuable asset in your life. That inversion is at the heart of the 3-cycle approach to small business growth.…

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There is a wonderful saying in German my mother uses sometimes: Man kann nicht über seinen eigenen Schatten springen. Directly translated it says one cannot jump over one's own shadow. The common English translation is 'A leopard cannot change his spots.'…

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We talk about money and time like they have a lot in common. They don't. We talk about managing, spending, and saving time. You can't do those things with time; you can only do those things with money. Time and…

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This is part two of a two-part "small business finance 101" primer. In Small Business Foundations - Finances Part One we introduced this idea: You achieve positive cash flow by managing not only your revenues and your expenses, but the…

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Is it Money or Finances? Money is a powerful force in our lives. The potential for pleasure, disaster, and change can all be impacted by money or the lack of it. As business owners we often struggle to unwind our emotional…

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There are two great myths surrounding time, in the world of management and productivity. The first myth is that you can manage time. You can't. Rough news for a huge part of the self-help industry right? The second myth is that the…

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