Putting Good Management Before HR Is Getting The Horse In Front Of The Cart

This is the final article on 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 two articles were about marketing challenges and financial challenges. The BDC report has interesting data and…

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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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Pricing And Marketing In Business

The Business Development Bank of Canada has released a study of the top challenges faced by small and medium-sized businesses in Canada. This is a 'conversation' with that report. I'll tell you what they found, and then weave responses in…

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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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Grow Your Business By Hustling

The Great Performances approach to growing a business divides the journey into three phases, each associated with a live frog: Current Cycle - The hustle: 1) selling 2) selling and 3) ... selling Growth Cycle - letting go of control and perfection; build a…

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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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Great Listening Skills Are A Powerful Business Development Tool

Almost everything that matters in business starts with listening. Marketing campaigns; HR and operating procedures; the future direction of your organization: it all starts with listening. Julian Treasure is, and he says the world just keeps getting louder. But he…

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Business Development Starts When You Act

Resolution: a measure of the sharpness of an image or of the fineness with which a device can produce or record such an image. Focus. Resolve. Act. Pick one precise priority and stick to it. Actually do it. Do it until you…

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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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