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.

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.

How’s All The New Technology Treating You?

One of the biggest challenges of this entire COVID-19 pandemic has been the need to adopt and adapt to new technology as a business owner. But this indigestion we are all experiencing with technology may actually be a great benefit to business going forward.

How Do I Figure Out Where I’m Going When The World Is In Flux?

What’s the world going to look like in 2030? More importantly, what’s your business going to look like in 2030? Does that seem like a crazy question with all the uncertainty in the world today?

How To Reinvent Your Business Into An Essential Business

We are all continuing to learn a lot during this COVID-19 outbreak.  One of the more interesting takeaways from this entire scenario is the definition of what’s an “essential” business.  During the show we talked about how “essential” businesses and operations are defined in our home state of Ohio which has been one of the states at the forefront of the coronavirus response thanks to the leadership of our Governor Mike DeWine.

A Turnaround Mindset Can Help You Not Only Survive, But Thrive in the Coronavirus/COVID-19 World

One of the things we have a lot of experience with is turnaround situations in business.  A turnaround situation in our books is simply defined as taking a company that is losing money and turning it around to making a profit.  Why is this important in the current Coronavirus/COVID-19 world? 

How Do I Plan In Uncertain Times?

To say we live in uncertain times might be an understatement given the recent and ongoing changes to lives worldwide as we all wrestle with the fallout caused by the Coronavirus and COVID-19.  As a business owner, it can be twice as difficult as you are dealing not only with your personal situation, but also your business.  So how do you plan in uncertain times?
As you can probably appreciate, many folks don’t like to plan under normal circumstances.  But when it comes to uncertain times and your business, as the owner you really have no other choice but to pull a plan together.  The key is where do you start and how do you do it in a way that you can take action quickly?