Our Favorite Tech for Successful Collaboration

Whether you hire remote assistance, work closely with strategic partners, or cater to clients around the globe, you need easily accessible modes of communication. And yes, there are many, many, many options out there. That’s why we’re sharing what’s worked best for us! Here are our favorite technologies for successful collaboration. The Five W’s of Collaboration: Who? […]

When You Can’t Get Away

We are, and always have been, strong advocates for work-life balance. And that means taking vacations. However, we know the ebbs and flows that come with owning a business. And we understand that sometimes jet-setting across the globe for a relaxing getaway sometimes just isn’t possible in the moment. But that doesn’t mean you let […]

Top 10 Business Mistakes to Avoid

Experience is simply the name we give to our mistakes. Oscar Wilde Running your own business is a whirlwind of triumphs and setbacks, successes and mistakes. And that’s OK – for as you know, mistakes are the best ways to learn. But why put yourself through the wringer when you can learn from others? Here […]

Are you the right type of busy?

Do you ever mistake hyperactivity for productivity? Trick question – everybody does! But if you’re sacrificing true productivity for the day-to-day busy work, you are not fulfilling your role as the business owner. And we’re here to help. It isn’t easy delegating – you may feel guilty or uneasy – that’s why it’s a process, and one […]

Staying Productive in the Land of Distraction

In the land of beeps and buzzes, dings and blips, trending topics, comments, likes, and retweets, it’s no wonder that distraction is the number one enemy to your productivity. With twenty-five years of helping well over two thousand businesses start and grow, we’ve fought our fair share of distraction. Fresh from the trenches, here are […]

Whatever You Do, Don’t Look Down

You remember those scenes in the movies, right? The one where the main character is walking along a particularly rickety bridge or jagged mountainside, and someone says to them, “Whatever you do, don’t look down.” And you know what happens next. They look. They always look. Then, they freeze in fear. Cliché as it may […]

A moment to say “Thanks”

Maybe it’s just the human condition – always striving for more. For something better, faster, different. And yes, that mindset has its advantages, helping us push forward and achieve greater. But, from time to time, we need to stop: to stop and appreciate what we have, to stop and recognize what we’ve achieved, to stop […]

Save Some Summer Sunshine

If only every day could be a day at the beach – that warm glow on your skin, salty air on the tip of your tongue, relaxing sunlight that seeps deep into your bones. For business owners, that “me” time tends to be the catalyst that kickstarts new endeavors. You gain a sense of renewal […]

Delegation Will Set You Free

Sure, delegating responsibility can be scary. We get it. But do not make it an excuse not to do it. To help ease into it, having a game plan going in makes a world of difference. Too often people hire and delegate without knowing how to make the most of their additional help. We’ve seen […]

Top 10 Mistakes We’ve Seen Business Owners Make (and How to Avoid Them)

Hopefully, you’ve heard this one: Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes. – Oscar Wilde. For many business owners, starting out on their own is a whirlwind of triumphs and setbacks, successes and mistakes. And that’s OK – for as you know, mistakes are the best ways to learn. But when you’re like […]

Can You Help Us Stay Accountable to our 2018 Goals?

  Is it just us or did 2017 fly by? It feels like just yesterday we were discussing the best ways to de-stress during year end and looking forward to a squeaky clean 2017. And now here we are, on the precipice of 2018 and readying ourselves to take the plunge into a new year yet again. […]