Tag: Strategic planning

The Beauty of Low-Hanging Fruit

One of the first questions I ask clients is “What’s your low-hanging fruit?”. People have been turning themselves into pretzels writing blog posts, firing off tweets, and grabbing the attention of  “influencers”. Sure, do these things. But I find professional services are often locally-based. What actually drives business is face-to-face...

Get Grounded for Growth

“Vision, treatment mission, values”…ah, they roll off the tongue so easily. But I find that folks tend to line up these three musketeers in the wrong order.   We need to reverse the order – start with Values and add in Purpose, before we go anywhere near Mission and Vision....

Branding Increases Buy-In

Here are branding tips from our April 2010 Friday Forum. Thanks to Brenton Schmidt of MFX Partners for his ideas and input on this topic. What is “branding” all about? • Used to mean the actual mark of ownership to help farmers identify their livestock. • Now means how...

TIME TIPS

How can I find time and energy to grow my business – when it’s hard enough to just stay afloat? • Time management is self-management. Manage yourself first. • Growth always involves an investment of time, energy, and money. Time is the simplest and cheapest intervention. • Work with...