Regain Passion for Your Business
I spoke to a group of business owners, who work in the Wood Industry, on the topic of growing their business. The intent of the talk was to spark new ideas on how to grow their businesses, shifting beyond tactical measures such as marketing and sales and instead building a framework for growth. Passion precludes […]READ MORE
There is No Secret to Success
The secret to success? During a recent meeting with a business owner, our conversations ventured into discussing marketing and sales. The owner confided in me that his business had grown mostly on referrals and luck. Marketing was his nemesis. “What don’t you enjoy about marketing?” “Reaching out to contact customers and prospective customers just feels […]READ MORE
Are You Creating Value Opportunities?
Are you looking for value opportunities? This past week a colleague and I had dinner in Cleveland at Mitchell’s Fish Market. During dinner I snapped a few photos. Mitchell’s is a franchise with nearly two dozen locations across the United States. What set’s them apart from their competition is their business model. Specializing in serving […]READ MORE
Employee Performance Reviews: The Better Way
I remember the first time I received an employee performance review. My boss called me into his office, leaned back in his chair, and began reading from some papers he had laid out in front of him. My Performance Review: “Shawn, you’ve been doing a pretty good job and you’re fitting in well with the […]READ MORE