Deploying a Good Sales Management System in Your Business

As a small business owner, you know that you may be offering the best product or the best service in the world. But if you don’t have a good sales management system implemented, you may not be able to survive in business. Due to its importance, it is crucial to be always on top of...

How To Implement a Team Building System

When you have a small business, you know that communication between the different team members is crucial. However, you also understand that before they are a team, they are individuals, each one with their own personalities. So, how can you make sure that all your team members get along and can communicate well so that...

Management Training and Delegation: Where do you need to be right now? By Jim Sullenger

Years ago when I first started in management training I had a great mentor who shepherded me through the basic parts of floor management with McDonald’s. The operations and technical procedures were over-whelming to a “college” boy looking to learn the ropes and make it to big time management.  The pace and the demands were...

Make Your Business Networking Count!

Do you feel awkward or afraid when going to business networking events? You are not alone!  Many people avoid networking events and many others make big mistakes while networking. Simply showing up at a networking event with your business cards is not enough!  Successful business networking requires planning and strategy. Networking is important and networking...

How to Create a Leadership Development Plan

When you have a small business, you want to ensure that you strive to keep all your leaders and managers happy. So, you want to provide them a chance to grow inside your business. You want to ensure that they know you appreciate their work and that they are valued team members. This usually results...

Developing The Right Team Meeting Rhythm

When you have a small business, you know that communication is important. But does everyone communicate properly inside your business? This blog is about developing the right team meeting rhythm. The goal of your meetings is deployment of your strategic objectives. When you first started your business, your communication was more caught than taught. It...

Are You using Performance Incentive Plans?

As you already know, employees are a crucial aspect of every small business. They give their time, work, commitment, and creativity. So, you want to make sure that you are compensating them in the right way. A performance incentive plan can be a great solution for you. In addition to payroll, you need to ensure...

Creating a Strategic Plan For Your Small Business?

As you know, running a small business is not an easy task. So many changes, so few resources, and the result may be chaotic. With so many things happening at the same time, it is easy for small business owners to get stuck in the daily operations and just forget about creating a strategic plan....

Are You a Good Candidate for Business Coaching?

As I have worked with hundreds of business owners over the years, many ask the question; “Am I a good candidate for business coaching?” Most business owners get good results from coaching. However I have found a few characteristics in business owners that take good results and make them great! Here are a few characteristics...

Where is Your Business on the 5 Steps to Freedom?

Nearly every day as I talk with business owners I will describe the 5 Steps to Freedom and ask them, “Where is your business on the 5 Steps to Freedom?” I have never heard one business owner say that their business in on the freedom step. Take a look at the chart below: Creation Stage....