Business Decision Making

How to Make Decisions With More Confidence and Less Stress

From the minute we roll out of bed in the morning, we’re riddled with decisions. How many cups of coffee should I have? What should I eat for breakfast? Should I even eat breakfast? What should I wear? How should I style my hair? What time do I need to be out the door to make it to my first morning appointment on time? And on and on and on. Luckily, most of these are easy … [Read more...]

What is a Mission Statement, and How is it Different Than a Vision Statement?

A mission statement, which is different from a vision statement, defines the purpose and objectives of a company in the present. A mission statement explains why does the company do what it does, for whom and how. Its focus is on the present leading to the future. The main purpose of a mission statement is to guide the day-to-day decision making by defining the purpose and … [Read more...]

Advantages of Owning Your Own Business (In Case You Need a Reminder)

Ever have one of those days (or weeks) where you wonder why on earth you ever started your own business? Your clients are whiny, your supplies didn’t get delivered on time, and your staff all forgot to take their happy pill. I mean, really. What possessed you to think that being your own boss was a good thing to do? Certainly, bad days are bound to happen from time to time, … [Read more...]

Listening to These 3 Gut Instincts May Make You a Better Businessperson

In business, it is easy to find solid, tangible advice on most everything from how to create a high-converting website to the best ways to advertise and promote your business based on statistics and past practices. But what if your head is telling you that you should do one thing, yet your gut is telling you that you really need to do another—even though it isn’t telling you … [Read more...]

5 Steps to Making Better Decisions

This article is one in the multi-part series entitled The Entrepreneurial Mindset. Experts suggest that the average person makes thousands of decisions a daily. This includes deciding things such as what to wear, what and how much to eat, whether or not to answer a phone call or text, and more. As a small business owner, you are faced with an even greater amount of … [Read more...]

Don’t Judge a Book by Its Title

I’ve quite proudly passed on my love of reading to my three young sons. My oldest has recently purchased an Amazon Kindle Fire so he and his brothers can enjoy digital books. One day my middle son, who’s only six years old, with Kindle in hand, approached me and asked, “Dad, how do I spell diarrhea?” Of course, I immediately told him we were NOT doing a word search on the … [Read more...]

An Easy-to-Understand Guide to Creating a Business Plan

As Winston Churchill once said, “He who fails to plan is planning to fail.” While this is undoubtedly true, the plan itself is extremely important as it must contain certain things if you’re going to achieve a high level of success. Things that will blow your competitors away. Things that will help you earn high enough profits to take care of you and your family both now and in … [Read more...]

4 Important Things You Can Learn About a Person On The Golf Course

Trust is vital to every small-business owner. Can you trust an employee? Can you trust a business partner? At no time is that trust more important then when considering the prospect of a new-hire or a business venture with a new partner.  Sure - this person seems like a nice human being, they may be well-spoken, they may be smart and funny. But how well can you really know … [Read more...]