The Tough Truths 2020 Taught Us About Business Growth

The day was January 1st, 2020. You had set your annual goals.You were filled with excitement over all the things you were going to accomplish. You probably felt 10 years younger than you do now.

But somehow, you and your business survived it all--in fact, maybe it wasn’t all bad. Either way, many of us business owners are picking ourselves up, brushing the dirt off our masks, and gearing up for whatever 2021 might hold.

Because if 2020 taught us anything, it’s that you can never...

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What to Do When Your Revenue Stream Goes Dry

covid-19 strategy Jun 30, 2020

Your job as CEO is to lead your company to new opportunities, capitalize on them, and generate revenue streams. But the question is, how do you do that well in a fast-changing environment like the one we’re in?

Owners have often referred to their various revenue streams as “rivers of cash.”

The metaphor flows (pun intended) because one can visualize having to “navigate” these rivers. There are "rapids" of activity; decisions that "make waves"; and resources...

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Why Getting Back to Normal Shouldn't Be Your Goal

covid-19 strategy Jun 18, 2020

You’ve probably heard it said—or even said it yourself: “When business goes back to normal, then…” Ahh, yes, normal. The days when you didn’t need a face mask to go grocery shopping. The days when you could have meetings in person. The days before COVID-19.

It’s easy to look back with a nostalgic longing for those days. We all wish we had a magic eraser wand and could set the clock back to February. But of course, we can’t.

In fact, we...

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Business Shut Down? Plan For Brighter Days

covid-19 ownership Mar 21, 2020

With COVID-19 sweeping the country, shut down business owners may (begrudgingly) find more time on their calendars. Here’s how they should use their time to plan for brighter days.

Only a few weeks ago, I bet your schedule looked very different than it does now. Perhaps you were burning the candle at both ends because there just never seemed to be enough hours in the day. And then, of course, came Coronavirus and businesses across the country are shutting down.


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