Business Success

The Secret to Making a Family Business Work

Owning and operating a small business is no easy feat. Add family to the mix and it can get even harder as Harvard Business Review reports that only 30% of family-run businesses survive to the second generation. This made me wonder why some are able to defy the odds and actually thrive when family is heavily involved. And who better to ask than Ziad Kassab, a successful … [Read more...]

7 Steps for Creating a Budget for Your Small Business

Just as it is with your personal expenses, it is essential to have a budget in place for your small business. A good budget helps you estimate your income and expenses over a period of time – usually a calendar year with a small business –allowing you to make important decisions for your company. If you are not someone who is good with numbers, you may be daunted by the … [Read more...]

Beware of the Desperate (and the Hungry)

Jerry Seinfeld used to tell a joke about the dining experience people have. He explained how when you're first seated in the restaurant you look at the menu, thinking about how hungry you are getting excited about all the options. Inevitably you order more than you need and have a wonderful meal. Later on you're full and content, and sitting at the table satisfied. Then the … [Read more...]

Interview with Mike Agugliano, the Ninja Business Warrior

Monday Morning Radio host Dean Rotbart interviews Mike Agugliano, Founder of ServiceKey, a company that teaches business owners in the home service industry how to be more successful. ServiceKey offers coaching, mentoring and workshops in the areas of marketing, sales, communication, management and other core business skills. Mike says, in this interview, that many home … [Read more...]

How to Improve Your Focus for Greater Small Business Success

This article is one in the multi-part series entitled The Entrepreneurial Mindset. According to research conducted by the University of California, Irvine, in which they followed around 36 workers in various positions for a half-day, they found that most people only had three solid minutes of actual work before being interrupted by things such as phone calls, co-workers … [Read more...]

Are Your Negative Thoughts Limiting Your Small Business Success?

This article is one in the multi-part series entitled The Entrepreneurial Mindset. Admittedly, we all have those days when we can’t see a good thing when it is standing right before us. Some of us have even had those weeks. Maybe your clients aren’t paying their invoices on time or business is slowing and you don’t know why. Perhaps it is something going on at home that has … [Read more...]