How Do I Find Good People?

We were talking with a client was lamenting about a key employee who had recently given her 2-week notice. We asked her a simple question we learned from Jim Collins in his book Good to Great. We asked her if she was distraught about the resignation or secretly relieved. Our client said she was secretly relieved.

How Do I Find Good People To Talk To About My Business?

Most successful business owners, heck most successful people, have a group of folks who they talk with about their business on a regular basis. So do you have a group of folks you talk with about your business? And we don’t mean your spouse, siblings, or friends. We’re talking about people who actually get it. Other business folks.

Dirty Secrets of Small Business

How Do You Stay Grounded When Everything Around You Is In Flux?

With so many things changing over these past 3 months, it’s good to know that some things stay the same no matter what. When it comes to business, one thing that endures is MVP’s 7 Keys to Success. These guiding principles for how to run your business successfully continue to be tested in all sorts of areas including a global pandemic.

Are You Having Fun In Your Business Yet?

Usually three-letter words are OK, it’s the four-letter words you need to avoid!  Yet it’s hard to find too many people having FUN in their businesses today with all the changes that are being introduced and forced upon us due to COVID-19.  The real question is, were you having fun in your business before all this coronavirus stuff hit?  Unfortunately we find too many business owners who aren’t having fun in their business any more.  But it doesn’t have to be that way!

How Come Know Like Trust Is Getting A Bad Rap with the PPP Loans?

We’ve been big advocates for small business owners utilizing their Know Like Trust (“KLT”) lists more purposefully to help their businesses.  It can help with anything from growing the business to finding good people to having folks to bounce ideas off.  So why are the business owners who have been using KLT for things like forming good relationships with their bankers getting lambasted by the media saying it’s not “fair” that certain people got funding and others don’t?  Maybe the ones getting the funding are the ones who are in better shape and are on top of things like this due to how they normally run their business with a focus on KLT.