planning

A Five-Step Guide to Reinventing Your Business

November 11, 2011

To most business owners who have spent years and thousands of euros building their brand and developing a client base, chucking it all away to reinvent your business probably seems like the height of insanity. And if you do it on the fly or haphazardly, it probably is. But there are many reasons to tweak […]

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Choosing a Business Mentor (and Getting Them to Choose You)

March 25, 2010

Once you’ve decided you want a business mentor and understand the value of having one, how do you go about finding the right one? It all depends on how selective you want to be.  A number of Web sites and organizations offer free mentoring.  Some will offer a great deal of information about your potential […]

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Working with a Business Mentor – How to create a mutually rewarding relationship

March 25, 2010

A mentor will become not only your advisor, but your friend and confidante. That doesn’t happen instantly—building trust and personal interest takes time. You set the tone at the outset of the relationship by demonstrating your commitment to the process. How can you best establish the base on which to build a solid mentoring relationship? […]

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Tough Love in Tough Times

March 25, 2010

If your company is on life support, don’t expect sympathy or gentle encouragement from George Cloutier, the CEO of American Management Services and author of Profits Aren’t Everything, They’re the Only Thing. The no-nonsense consultant advocates a severe, business-first philosophy that might shock small-business owners—and, possibly, revive their fortunes. In an interview with Kermit Pattison […]

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