Small Business

Women In Auto Care – February 2020

Women in Auto Care

This year’s theme is Performance Driven. I found my tribe. Women who are building leadership skills that help them grow both personally and professionally. There is a vibe at this event I enjoy. Women from all areas of the auto care industry in one room who are making a difference in the industry. Getting different …

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Leadership and Your Word

Leadership and Your Word

Keep It Simple Small business owner have a lot to focus on. Heres a way to keep it simple. Each year I choose a word that represents what I will focus on that year. This year it’s “Self-Care.” I’m not big on resolutions defined as (To start or stop doing something) Understand, I thrive on …

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10 Business Lessons I’ve Learned

10 Business Lessons I've Learned

Whether you’re a new business owner or have been a business owner for decades there are lessons to be learned at each of the 5 stages of business. The key word being learned. While most owners look for ways to be more profitable, profitability is only one part of achieving a healthy business. A healthy business is one that …

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It’s Not Your Fault Until It Is

Small Business Owner Questions Culture

I had some recent conversations with small business owners. All looking for ways to improve an area of their business. The conversations had to do with Sales, Profits, Processes, Customers or Teams. I thought it was interesting, how the conversations and questions came back to teams. The fact is you can’t grow your business alone …

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The Ripple Effect of Professionalism

The Ripple Effect of Professionalism

Trade Industry Silo I’ve been in the trade industry for over twenty years. As an automotive shop owner and a coach, I’ve spoken with hundreds of people in the trade industry frustrated over the following. Skill labor shortage/wages Keeping current with technology Outdated public perception These men and women are business owners, technicians, vendors, suppliers, …

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Business Coach, Consultant or Trainer? How to Choose

Coach Consultant or Trainer

There is more to building, operating and growing a business than most new business owners realize. When a “doer” becomes a business owner, many find themselves in unfamiliar territory. Their skillsets and experience lie in the doing or production. In most cases they were known as the best in their area before they became an …

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Don’t Overlook Business Fundamentals

Don't Overlook Business Fundamentals

Are you creating a sustainable business? One that is viable, continuous, worthwhile and supportable. A sustainable business is one that can operate without you being part of the day-to-day. This is a business that becomes manageable and sellable. A sustainable business is what many business owners hope for, but hope is not a strategy. Is …

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How Do You Define Success?

How do you define success?

For years society told us success is something to achieve, tying it to money, fame, or even a lifestyle. In business, it’s a goal or number to measure performance. In our personal life, it may be having a family, dream home, vacation or vehicle.   These achievements or milestones will spark moments of happiness. We …

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5 Stages of Business. Your GPS for Success

5 Stages of Business

We use the technology all the time. The purpose of a GPS (Global Positioning System) is location. You need to know where you are to be successful getting to your desired destination. You wouldn’t take a road trip without a destination, a map, and a vehicle. Business success is achievable when we: have a destination …

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Become A Level Five Leader

Become a Level Five Leader

What does leadership mean to you? Our first experience of leadership is usually as a child. Remember being the line leader? This was a leader in name only. Leadership is a skill that needs to be developed. It can help you both personally and professionally.