Archive for March, 2012

Twelve Gentle Rules: How a Couple Can Live Together Peacefully When One of Them Is an Entrepreneur…

“Clearly, when it comes to business-building, some degree of obsession is required—or soon the business won’t be around to obsess about. The problem arises when entrepreneurs try to simultaneously enjoy a thriving family life while they are growing a successful company. Business-building introduces the obvious pressures that arise when free time is scarce, but the financial risk and uncertainty also become sources of tension. Combined with the classic entrepreneurial personality—the tendency to need to be the boss, to make the decisions, and to go it solo—the entrepreneurial life can be difficult for spouses to endure. At the very least, this…

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Ten Must-Do’s When Selling Your Business via a Broker…

Using this great article from the Boston Post (Ten Must-Do’s When Preparing to Sell Your House) as a base, I’ve adapted it to fit in regards to your Business… 1. Hire a trusted, experienced Broker. (Full disclosure: I am one.). A great broker is worth the commission, which, after all, is built into the market pricing. Good brokers know how to market and price a business, know the other agents, and should be able to offer valuable insider information. Plan to interview three or four candidates. Don’t make decisions based purely on what listing price suggestions they give you. Hire…

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Strategy for Personal Success is Just as Important as for Business…

“Just as we need strategy for business success, we need to plan for successful lives. Without one, we allow all kinds of forces to push, pull, twist, and turn us into mental and emotional pretzels. Our inability to say ‘no’ pushes us into time-wasting activities; a lack of strategic direction allows us to be pulled down a career path we never wanted; good intentions to volunteer in the community are twisted into negative comments when we’re not able to meet the time commitments; and we’re emotionally turned around when the relationship we let wither finally ends.” Strategy for Personal Success:…

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Generating Repeat Business…

When was the last time you spent any time with your Client List and really thought through the relationship you have with each and every one? Never is not the answer I’m looking for! Now would be a great time to start… “For any enterprise to thrive, you cannot underestimate the importance of repeat business. The vast majority of senior executives believe that providing good customer service is sufficient to obtain return customers. However, focusing on the service interaction alone is not always enough to generate repeat business; it’s building an emotional connection that becomes the loyalty glue.” Generating Repeat…

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International Womens Day… You Ought to be Congratulated!

I could not let this day go by without acknowledging International Women’s Day. Whether the role we play is large  or small, no matter, we play a very important role nonetheless. I want to personally thank you for your contributions, and long may they continue in the future. Why not take time out today to reflect on what you’ve done and what you’ve achieved… And give yourself permission to be Proud. I know I am.   Happy International Women’s Day… Cheers Denise

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“Thinking is the Hardest Work a [Wo]man can Do”

This quote applies as much today as it did when Napoleon Hill originally said it… Especially during the life-cycle of building a Mother of a Business, it makes perfect sense to ask a number of provoking, asset-protection, risk-minimisation questions to get YOU, the Business Owner, thinking along the lines of Starting with the End in Mind TODAY, regardless of how old the Business is. Taking such initiative is paramount for ALL Business Owners who seriously wants to successfully transition the Business while YOU are in the best position to do so. In most cases however, Business Owners will not have…

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