How to Successfully Crowdsource Anything for Your Small Business

Think of crowdsourcing as a kind of Internet dating approach to finding your small business the capital, creativity, help and ideas it needs to take it to the next level. And just as there been an explosion in Internet dating sights, there's been a boom in crowdsourcing sites.

What Don’t You Know?

Take off your “I’m trying to be healthier” hat for a minute and answer honestly. Wouldn’t it be awesome if you could start every...

Strategist? No, Please—Not Me

I don't want to be a strategist. Yeah, like you, I like to be a thinker. I like analysis. And strategy sounds cool. But the term strategist is too much pomp, arrogance, a relative of using utilize instead of use, or at that point of time instead of then.

Vision for Your Future Success is Everything!

I love absolute statements. And this is one of my favorites. You’re at the ignition stage of your newest business venture. Of course, you...

Employee Trust: Strategic Planning Can Kill It

Trust is the foundation of effective and authentic leadership. Without trust, leaders lose teams through attrition, or dangerously low engagement. Among the many qualities of trusted leaders, clarity is key: People trust the clear and mistrust the ambiguous. So, leaders who earn employee trust provide transparency around goals, plans, and expectations.

Setting Goals for Your Employees

As a manager, the important thing is not what happens when you are there, but what happens when you are not there. ~Ken Blanchard I am...

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