Category Archives: Strategic Planning

A Thanksgiving Bone to Chew On


One of the toughest concepts to deal with in business exit planning is transferring ownership to family members. Continue reading

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Driving Miss Entrepreneur


The key to giving up the wheel is realizing that you not only arrive sooner at your financial destination but you can also see a lot more from the back seat. Continue reading

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What I learned from HGTV


I have come to realize that a new addition to my business is a fusion of my wife’s favorite HGTV shows. Continue reading

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Mind Mapping – How To Plan and Shop at The Same Time!


The first step for me is always just mind mapping my thoughts. I try to combine reflection, direction, and brevity. I reflect on this year, think about my direction for next year, and try to put my thoughts down in as few words as possible. Here’s this morning’s start: Continue reading

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Business Funerals and Other Lean Thoughts


A wonderful Methodist minister, John Ed Mathison, gave me the answer. They refused to hold any program funerals. And they are not alone.

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Entrepreneurial Accountability


The key, of course, to making this work was my willingness to actually do what they suggested. Continue reading

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Learning to not Compete


When you can identify your blue ocean, two great things happen. Continue reading

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