Surround Yourself with Smart, Trustworthy People (Revisited)

In last week’s post, Surround Yourself with Smart, Trustworthy People, I talked about building teams of smart, trustworthy people around you.  In two LinkedIn groups that I post this blog to I got comments that I thought I should address here – especially as I thought I had covered the points they raised in last […]

Surround Yourself with Smart, Trustworthy People

Recently, on behalf of a couple of new business owners I had met, I reached out to a past client because I thought they could provide some insight to and even connections for these new individuals.  This week, I got an email back from the past client in which they made a statement which I […]

Focus on Your Strengths

Over the last couple of posts I’ve been discussing the importance of building a good team, with different kinds of players with different skills.  I heard a story this week that I thought made the point from the other side of this picture; i.e., why you shouldn’t try to do everything and why you should […]

Who on your team can you get naked with?

In my last post I discussed the importance of building and managing teams to help accelerate the progress of your business. This week I was reminded of one of the type of team members that is often overlooked by entrepreneurs and small business owners.

Build your team; accelerate your success

So, here I am, doing what I often do on a Saturday morning – watching Barclays’ Premier League football matches (at least as I do during the BPL season); and being reminded of the importance of teamwork, with the occasional input of individual brilliance, to the success of any team – a lesson for all […]

Lessons from Facebook for Entrepreneurs

So the big financial news this week was that Facebook filed it’s IPO.  On Thursday, if you watched the financial news channels, you might have been forgiven for thinking there was no other financial news that day. As I listened to the news reports and read the articles in The New York Times, I was […]

Building a Better ‘First-Time Entrepreneur’

This week I talked with an entrepreneur (no names; no pack drill!) who isn’t happy with the speed with which their business is progressing (come to think of it I’m not sure I’ve ever met an entrepreneur who was happy with their speed of business progress [superemotions file=”icon_biggrin.gif” title=”Big Grin”]) – and, actually, my conversations were […]

Gifts for Your Business?

In many cultures this time of year includes a ritual of gift-giving. When you think about your business, what gift(s) are you giving to it to make 2012 the best year it can be for your business?  Or, don’t you think your business deserves the same love and attention that you give to your other […]

Out with the old; in with the new!!

We are approaching the end of the year and the beginning of 2011. As humans and business owners, we imbue this point in time with probably more significance than it deserves. After all, wouldn’t it make more sense to start a year based on some real astrological event – like the summer or winter solstice?