Right Happiness Size

Two meditations on size. The Dunbar Number Robert Dunbar suggests the maximum size for a human organization (including collections of friends) is 150 - 250. For military and business organizations requiring a tighter knit - the Dunbar number is 50.…

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The Ultimate Small Business - The Independent Enterprise

When you first start a business you are that business's most valuable asset. If we grow things right, the business becomes the most valuable asset in your life. That reversal is at the heart of the 3-cycle approach to small business growth. In…

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Clemens Rettich Business Consultant

Tim Dumas Interview of Clemens Rettich Tim: Clemens you often speak of your creativity being your greatest asset. How are you able to draw creativity from clients who don’t see themselves as creative? Clemens: Creativity is both a personal trait and…

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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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