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Which of these time thieves is stealing 21.8 hours a week of your working day? In early 2017, my business coaching firm launched a comprehensive study on time management. We interviewed and surveyed small business owners and their key executives in order to learn how they spend their time and, particularly, where their time gets []

As a business coach, I’m always looking for new strategies to help people and businesses become more effective and more efficient. Usually, I focus on things like leadership and marketing tactics. But, in this article, I want to tell you about a productivity app called Evernote that’s helped me radically reinvent the way I work. []

Mastermind groups can help you grow both your business and yourself. But when a group settles into a routine, it can sometimes lose its effectiveness. That’s why I want to share five ways that you can breathe new life into your mastermind group. Napoleon Hill introduced the idea of the mastermind group back in 1937 []

Despite your best efforts, there is always a possibility that your tax bill will be larger than planned. For those on a tight budget, tax debt can be a problem. Fortunately, if you can’t afford to pay your bill in full by the date it is due, the IRS offers several alternative options. The most []

Do you find yourself wishing you had more time to focus on growing your business? If so, you’re not alone. One of the most common concerns among business owners is that there just aren’t enough hours in the week. But, I promise you: There really are. Here are five concrete ways that you can use []

What would it look like if you followed a customer through their purchase and use of your product or service?  What would you learn?  Where would you have made their life harder, more complicated, less efficient? How about your internal processes?  What would you see if you followed a team member around as she completed []

When major organizations experience a data breach, it is front page news. However, these occasional reports don’t show the magnitude of the issue. Thousands of companies have security lapses every year, exposing your tax ID and other sensitive information to misuse. Even the IRS is not immune from the impact of identity theft. The annual []

Tax minimization strategies aren’t just for your wealth-building years. It is also critical to consider the taxes that could be assessed to your estate after your death. The cost of passing your wealth to beneficiaries can be shockingly high. Without careful planning, a lifetime of hard work and conscientious saving can be undone after your []

Let’s face a plain fact: it takes a real investment of time, attention, and often money to grow your company’s bottom line. Knowing this is true, why then would you or any business owner casually throw away tens or even hundreds of thousands of dollars of easy profits every year? Think back over the past []

Tired of turnover and bad hires? Here’s a simple 4-step system to know in advance if you’re about to make a terrible mistake (and how to make a much better hiring selection).

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