Goal Setting

Vision Statement Examples: Tips for Small Business Owners

By definition, vision statements and mission statements are two completely separate things, but that doesn’t stop many organizations from using them interchangeably or combining them to express their current purpose, as well as their vision for the future. Organizations of all sizes and types have invested the time to craft vision statements. Some are short and direct, like … [Read more...]

Mission Statements: Who You Are, What You Do and Why You Do it

There is a scene in Lawrence of Arabia, the epic film based on the life of T. E. Lawrence and starring Peter O’Toole, where we see Lawrence standing majestically in the middle of the desert with his white robe swirling around him in the breeze. Nearby, his companion frantically shouts and waves to get the attention of a lone motorcyclist in the distance. When the … [Read more...]

How to Create a Clear and Concise Vision Statement

Whether you’re just now starting your small business or you’ve been in business for ages and are rebranding or honing your goals down, creating a clear, concise vision statement can help. What is a vision statement? Vision Statement Defined According to BusinessDictionary.com, a vision statement is “an aspirational description of what an organization would like to achieve or … [Read more...]

The Secret to Happiness in Business

If there’s one thing that pushes entrepreneurs, it’s the desire to do more. To be more. To achieve more. To reach new levels and make the impossible possible. While this type of drive is commendable and largely responsible for the many advancements we enjoy day to day in our business lives, the problem is that this unrelenting pursuit of always being better has the ability … [Read more...]

10 Tips for Keeping Your Small Business New Year’s Resolutions

Although the top three New Year’s resolutions for 2015 were to become stress free, lose weight, and quit smoking, if you’re anything like me, your goals are more business related. No doubt you strive to be your best personally, but most entrepreneurs I know are more focused on their career, thus that’s where their priorities for the New Year tend to lie. That being said, one … [Read more...]