How Toms Shoes Turned Social Responsibility into a Primary Business Strategy

Toms Shoes is a company that probably needs no introduction. It’s the shoe company that combined innovative business practices with philanthropy and got itself...

How Effective is the “Why” of Your Business?

A business without a why is like a leader without a purpose. However, it’s easy to mix up a goal with a “why,” and this is...

The Formula for Business Success is Simple

Yeah, sure. That’s what you probably thought when you read this blog post title. Nothing in business is simple, right? Experts will offer advice that...

When a Company Closes Down: What Next?

Unfortunately, these days we are constantly reading about failed businesses. When a company closes down in the direct sales industry it can have devastating consequences for fearful...

Small Business and Entrepreneurship: Where Do You Stand?

There are areas where small business and entrepreneurship cross over, but there are other areas where they diverge. If you are going into business...

4 Ideas to Help Your Business Hit the Ground Running

Before opening a new business, you might hear about other companies that failed within the first few years of operation. The reason those companies...

9 Transaction Models Shape Your Customer Experience

Focus is everything in a business, whether it be a new startup or a large enterprise. In my role as a business advisor, I...

Top 10 Tips for Business Planning

I was asked once again for my 10 top tips on business planning. I can’t do that without noting the different uses of business...

Small Biz Interviews: A Passion for Pencils

The archetype of a pencil is fairly standard in the American mind—yellow, with a dark pink eraser nub, number 2 (and often required for standardized...

Thinking of Starting a Business? Don’t Rely Too Much on the Advice of Others

Everyone has advice. Sometimes it is good advice, sometimes not so much. Advice can be a great thing in many aspects of life, including...

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