Successful Financing In Business Requires Vision

The second of 3 articles in 'conversation' with the report issued by the Business Development Bank of Canada: a study of the top challenges faced by small and medium-sized businesses in Canada. The first article was about marketing challenges. The BDC report is…

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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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A Business Is Growing Or It Is Dying. Growing A Business Is Not Just About Making It Bigger It Is About Making It Better.

Status quo is an illusion. Like time management or success without suffering. There is no status quo. There is only change. Change moves along one line: between growth and disintegration.  It doesn't matter if you are a cell, a star, or…

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Like A Clock: In Business Get It All Right Or It Will All Be Wrong.

In so much of business good enough can be great. However, there are a four elements every leader must get right when expanding their business or developing teams. You have to have all four right for sustainable success. Three out of four isn’t close, it’s failure. Know thyself. All…

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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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A conversation with Great Performances Group team member Tim Dumas about financial reporting in a small business. There are few areas that intimidate small business owners more than financial reports, but without them managing the growth of your business is more guessing than…

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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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Give me a place to stand and I shall move the earth. Archimedes of Syracuse A diamond is only valuable if we care. A shovel or a chicken sandwich are only valuable when we need them or want them. Most of the…

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Gail is a fantastic business owner. She is ambitious, successful, empathetic, and her employees would take a bullet for her. About 18 months ago Gail opened a branch office in another city. 8 months ago she hired Brad, a rock-star manager, to develop…

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"No plan survives contact with the enemy" Helmuth von Moltke Is the world your business started in the same as the world your business is in now? Is the market you are operating in now the same as the market…

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