Breaking Up is Hard to Do: Choose your Business Partners Wisely!

Posted on 21. Dec, 2016 by in Entrepreneurship

Business partnerships are real relationships and just as volatile. Over years of consulting and coaching I have witnessed firsthand how partnerships can end badly. Maybe you started the business as best friends from college and the business took off – you’re 50/50 partners and experiencing the American dream. Then one day, you begin to drift.  […]

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The 5 Disciplines of the “Zen-Master Entrepreneur”

Posted on 24. Aug, 2016 by in Entrepreneurship

The term “Zen-Master” and “Entrepreneur” aren’t usually used in the same sentence. We don’t typically think of entrepreneurs with Zen like qualities. But they do exist, usually exuding an aura of confidence, happiness and prosperity – all seemingly void of conflict and concerns. This may seem counter to what we typically observe, i.e. common sense […]

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Can you really simplify a complicated business?

Posted on 29. Apr, 2015 by in Entrepreneurship, Leadership

If you own and run a business, you would most likely balk at the idea that it’s a “simple” endeavor. After all, what’s simple about managing people, processes and all the unknowns of the marketplace? Simple is not easy One key element of sustainable business success is the ability to simplify. It’s not easy. In fact, […]

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What do Independence Day and Your Business Have in Common?

Posted on 02. Jul, 2014 by in Entrepreneurship

With the July 4th festivities upon us, you may want to take a moment to recognize your business as a symbol of independence and freedom. America’s small business industry has inspired millions to be free: the freedom to create, take risks and express ideas. We are free to create solutions to problems (think: Henry Ford […]

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Somebody Got Uncomfortable

Posted on 09. Jan, 2013 by in Entrepreneurship

In my recent blog, “Get Uncomfortable to Get Creative,” I challenged readers to spice up their business relationships in 2013 and I offered a concept to replace the usual (boring) networking venues with less traditional options unique to their own interests and personality. With over a dozen comments on the blog, I think we struck […]

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Get Uncomfortable to Get Creative

Posted on 19. Dec, 2012 by in Entrepreneurship

Smart entrepreneurs understand the value of building relationships. Connecting with others helps us grow – both personally and professionally. Just visit your local Starbucks, Panera Bread or la Madeleine during lunchtime on a weekday, and you’re likely to find at least a few business owners sharing ideas, brainstorming solutions or just getting to know each […]

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Failing to SUCCEED

Posted on 14. Nov, 2012 by in Entrepreneurship

Take a moment to look at the title of this blog. What is your first impression? Do you now expect an article about failing in business or, perhaps, one that advocates “failing” in order to succeed in business? If you guessed the latter, you’re right! Most entrepreneurs understand the importance of failing in order to […]

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Entrepreneurship – It’s In Your Blood

Posted on 30. Oct, 2012 by in Entrepreneurship

Are you an entrepreneur? It’s surprising that many business executives who fit the entrepreneurial profile don’t see themselves in this category. Maybe it’s because the common perception of an entrepreneur is one who initiates a great idea that becomes a passion or cause and then manifests into a great organization or business. But what if […]

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