Can Coaching be Intimidating?

Some people find me intimidating. I get it. I say it how it is, and that’s not so easy to take in. Is that what coaching is all about? The Concern You see, most people prefer the sweet deal. Which means, you do what you think you can, and you get all that you want. … Read More

Dealing Effectively with Problem Employees

Every business owner and manager hopes to have productive employees who take the extra mile to provide top quality in whatever business area they are responsible for. The reality is that dealing with problem employees brings a lot of stress and even confusion. Problem employees can fall into a few categories. I will cover a … Read More

Kissing Unproductive Actions Goodbye

The competition for your attention is raging like fire making business owners easily unproductive. With that in mind, business progress is at risk. The problem In speaking with many small business owners, I find that productivity took a major hit in the last few months. Employees and top leaders alike are distracted by current events … Read More

5 Tips to Elevate Your Franchise Business

A franchise is considered the safest form of a successful business. The percentages of franchises closing is lower than of regular business closings.  That stems from getting a well proven working formula. If you follow this formula, your franchise can show nice profit. Yet, no one said it’s easy. Franchisees I work with, tend to deal … Read More

Inside Scoop of an Author is Revealed

Some people already asked me: what propelled me to write a book? I’ll reveal my inside story of becoming an author. I came to the United State at age 27 and believe me, my English was just good enough to find a job in my profession, at the time a programmer.  I already graduated college, was … Read More

How to Evaluate Your Own Communication Style?

So after discussing why communication has a focal place in your business, let’s take a closer look at how you personally achieve results through your communication. Communication styles No two people communicate the same way. Some are straightforward, some emotional, others witty, and a few even sarcastic. No doubt, one may be more effective than another … Read More

When Is It Time to Fire An Employee?

When was the last time you let go of an employee without hesitation? For many, firing an employee is really hard. Let’s take a look at why, and what could make it easier to do. In our family business seminar last week, we heard from several participants about their challenges with employees. When the discussion … Read More

How Bad Is Your Management Bias?

How bad is your management bias? And I don’t mean discrimination. I mean data. Specifically, I mean the bias you give your information sources when making important management decisions. When was the last time you thought about where you get your most critical data from and the credibility of those sources over time? Listen, it’s … Read More

5 Super-Important Strategic Internet Marketing Tips

Strategic internet marketing is a core component of any business’s marketing strategy. It’s crucial to be clear on what your objectives are (building customer loyalty, expanding your customer base, providing new products or services, etc) and how to invest your money on Internet-related activities to achieve those objectives. When you use ineffective strategies, you risk turning … Read More

How to Overcome Your Fear of Failure?

Something about the word “failure” sounds loaded. As soon as we hear it, our minds start to react. We get scared. And that’s true even if what we’re afraid of doesn’t happen anymore! The problem is: previous failures impact our present actions. What really matters is what we choose to do every time we hear that … Read More