Planning for Profit

It’s called the bottom line, but for a business owner it should be top-of-mind.  I’m talking about net profit, the money that you get to keep after all the bills, salaries, taxes, insurance, and other expenditures have been paid.  If you’re not reaping a healthy profit for your labors, you’re probably underpaid and you could…

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The Importance of Having a Vision for Success

“Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality.” Warren G. Bennis If someone were to ask you to state the vision for the success of your firm, could you easily answer them? Could the rest of your team answer that question? Developing a clear vision for success gives you the ability to set goals…

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New Year, New Opportunities

“The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret to getting started is breaking your complex overwhelming tasks into small manageable tasks and then starting on the first one.” —Mark Twain What better time than the start of a new year to take a thorough look at your business and identify the changes and…

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Plan Now for a Great Year-End

Photo Credit: Emily Wilson Photography No matter whether your business has been thrashing or thriving so far this year, you still have plenty of time left to steer it toward a strong finish. You may not have all the answers to your questions, but don’t let that stop you from revisiting and resetting your goals…

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5 Business Tips to Maximize This Time

These 5 business tips are actually things that you should continue even when self-isolation is a thing of the past. They are valuable additions to your daily life, and as studies tell us, it usually takes 66 days to establish a new habit. Use this time to incorporate these habits. Have a routine – and…

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Taking a Break Is Good For Your Psyche

By Drue Lawlor, FASID,
We’ve encouraged you to calendar your week and we’ve talked about the value of “time chunking”, but are you including “recharge” breaks on your calendar? Designers are often so focused on fitting as much as possible into their days so that taking a break –often seems crazy and impossible. Yet plenty of studies have proven the value of including short breaks in your day as well as longer breaks that might even include a short out of town trip.

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