The Top Business Trends in 2017 that Spells Success

  Whether or not the end of the calendar year reflects the close of your fiscal year, December is still a great time to take a look at the past year, and prepare yourself for the year to come. Looking into the future trends to give you a leg up moving into January. Be prepared to discuss the trends, how …

Strategy – The Key to Your Success

  Endeavoring to succeed in a small business is much like taking on a massive road trip. Having a map (in our case, a business plan) is a must. It will provide a route and will offer a big-picture view at where you want to go and how you will get there. Along the way, you will encounter the unexpected; …

Protecting Your Cash Flow

Cash flow refers to the balance available after allowing for all receipts and payments from your business. This includes, but is not limited to, rent, payroll, taxes, supplier invoices, loan payments, and asset purchases – the lot. Most of us know that managing and protecting cash flow as a small business owner is pivotal to long-term success. The inability to …

3 Tips to Improving “Your Work/Life” Balance

It sounds clear and actually quite simple – balancing work life and personal life should be something everyone is capable of doing, right? In reality, the work-life balance is an intense and personal process, one that each business owner must define in their own life. Even when considering the personal nature of the work-life balance, there are some general tips …

6 Strategies to Reach Your Goals

Setting goals is the best way to ensure progress, stick to deadlines and ultimately, to tangibly quantify success. But it is important to take on strategic methods when setting goals, and to stick to SMART goal planning. What are SMART goals? They are Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, and Time-bound. Each time you lay out a goal, evaluate it for these …

Business Planning in Uncertain Times

The most important thing to remember as a business owner navigating uncertain times is simple: with a proper planning process in place you can have confidence. Believe that you will make it through the storm, that the clouds will part and sunshine will once again fall upon your enterprise. Although external factors are usually ignored because they are out of …

Introducing Sales Targets

If a business isn’t growing then, chances are, it is in decline. So properly set sales targets can be a defining factor in setting your business on the journey to success.
Too many business owners don’t treat the budgeting process with the respect it deserves.

Seminar: 44 Ways to Turn Great Ideas Into Action

Date: 2011-07-21 Time: 08:00 – 12:00 Location: Rochester office As Business Therapists, we’ve worked with owners of many different types of businesses and helped them achieve their goals. Every proprietor, regardless of the size or type of their business, shares goals that are very much the same: * Attract and retain customers * Increase the profitability of the business * …

Webinar: The 4 Ways To Grow Your Business

Date: 2011-06-22 Time: 01:00PM – 02:00PM Location: Webinar Although it may sound simplistic, there are really only 4 fundamental ways to successfully grow your business– in other words, to make it more valuable: 1. Increase the number of customers of the type you want 2. Increase the number of times customers come back 3. Increase the average value of each …