Rest: My Four Letter Word

When asked what I enjoy, what I want to do when I retire, I often simply answer ‘work’. I love creating, doing, accomplishing, growing, learning, helping. When I reach a goal, I don’t pause for celebration, I’m motivated to get on with the next fun project. Not surprising that rest…

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Head for the Hills

I’ve heard it, you’ve heard it, we’ve all heard it. Corporate retreat, strategy session, working retreats, planning weekend, get-a-way, etc. Yet for small business owners, getting away to plan, or heck, to just get away, can seem like it’s more trouble than it’s worth. Obstacles & Objections What would happen…

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Let it go. . . lessons from Frozen

Do you want to develop a business and not simply create a (more than full time) job? Do you find your business growing to the point where you need to delegate more in order to preserve your sanity/health/marriage? I didn’t want to create an 80-hour week job for myself. No…

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Going Above and Beyond – Example From the Tow Man

How do you nab great reviews? What’s a sure fire way to grow your business? How can small (or large for that matter) businesses get the competitive advantage? All of the fabulous (and expensive) newspaper, magazine, radio advertising, your FaceBook posts, Instagram and Pinterest Pictures, tweets, etc. will fall flat…

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What Makes You a Good Leader? 3 Tips to Being a #1 Boss

What makes you a good leader? If you own a small business, inn, or B&B you know how valuable those gem employees are to both your sanity and your bottom line. Employees interact with your customer. They’re representing your business, your brand, your identity. In this day where there are…

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Smile, you’re on Candid Camera!

If you and your employees are not doing this, you’re missing the boat. You’re not giving your best first impression and missing an opportunity to increase profits and make someone’s day. To whom does this apply? Customer Service Staff – Interacting face to face with your customer Employee to Employee…

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