Business Success

Could Your Morning Routine Be Hurting You?

Every day, I wake up and immediately start thinking about what I have to do during the day ahead, rolling out of bed only after my anxiety and stress levels are beginning to rise thanks to the to-do list in my mind that now seems so long. From there I wander to the coffee pot, pour myself some liquid wake-up, and shuffle sleepily to my home office where I sit in front of my … [Read more...]

Turning Small Business Failures Into Successes

Every small business owner faces failure at some point in his or her lifetime. Whether it is a missed opportunity to land a huge client, the creation of a business plan that falls flat on its face, or some other “tragedy,” failures seem to be lurking around every corner. However, contrary to how it sometimes feels, it is possible to turn small business failures into … [Read more...]

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...]