Team Building System in 2021: Landscaping Company

This week I’m writing about using a Team Building System in a Landscaping Company. A Team Building System is a reliable system for placing your team members in roles best suited to their strengths and building them into a powerfully cohesive and committed team that delivers business results. I’ve been writing about some of my...

Using a Comprehensive Exit Strategy for a Plant Nursery

This week I’m writing about using a Comprehensive Exit Strategy. This is a detailed strategy for identifying the current value of your business, quickly enhancing its value, and developing a marketing plan to identify the ideal internal or external buyer to pay the best price for your business. I have been writing about some of...

Using a Revenue and Profit Budget: Pest Control Business

This week I’m writing about using a Revenue and Profit Budget in a Pest Control Business. Your budget should forecast discretionary cash-flow, identify your required working capital, and demonstrate your ability to service debts and deliver a return to investors(which may be you). I have been writing about some of my hero clients and how...

Developing and Deploying a Strategic Plan: an Entertainment Company

This week I am writing about Developing and Deploying a Strategic Plan. A Strategic Plan is an evolving, written plan that sets forth the vision, mission, and values of your company, long and short-range goals, and KPI’s to measure progress. I have been writing a few posts about some of my hero clients and how...

Using a Time Management Plan in a Social Media Company

This week I’m writing about using a Time Management Plan in a Social Media Company. This is an intentional plan for investing your time wisely by blocking high-value activities into a default calendar as appointments and holding yourself accountable for executing them on time. I have been writing about some of my hero clients and...

Using a Team Meeting System for an Electrical Distributor

This week I will be writing about using a Team Meeting System. This is a disciplined rhythm of recurring team meetings focused on goal-setting, alignment, reporting, and accountability that occur on an annual, quarterly, monthly, weekly, and daily basis. I have been writing about some of my hero clients and how we are achieving significant...

Using a Strategic Marketing Plan for a Dance Studio Client

This week I will be writing about using a Strategic Marketing Plan. A tactical marketing plan is an aggressive, measurable plan to increase your leads, improve your sales conversion rates, and increase your annual revenues. Over the next few posts, I will write about some of my hero clients and how we are able to...

Margaret Collier: An Artistic Entrepreneur

Margaret Collier, An Artistic Entrepreneur Margaret Collier is an entrepreneur who combined her love of art and framing with her business acumen to create a successful business. An artist herself, Margaret accepted a position in a local frame shop in Easley, SC. The owner personally trained Margaret, and she worked as manager of the shop...

Geri Wyatt, A Very Successful Restauranteur

The Early Days of Geri’s First Restaurant After starting four restaurants over the past years, Geri Wyatt has earned the designation “Successful Serial Restauranteur” by SBCA.   Geri got her start by saving money to open her first restaurant. She recalled, “I had always worked for other people in restaurants, and this was a chance...

Alan Melton: Founder of a Firm With Lots of Drive

Alan Melton’s Small Business Owner Story If you are reading this story you are likely an small business owner or aspire to be one. I hope my story inspires you to accomplish great things! Banker Turned Me Down. At 26 years of age, I decided to take the plunge into small business ownership. After leaving...