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Posted on: January 12, 2017 by
The business model that had worked so well for decades could not remain the same. The plant grew and flourished. The foliage was thick, but the roots were still constricted. According to co-owner Mick, "In order to serve our customers we desperately needed to transition from a single decision maker to a decentralized leadership model. Not only for our physical, spiritual and emotional health but for the quality of the product that our customers need to succeed." ... Read More
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Posted on: May 16, 2016 by
If you're like me, you'll find reaching goals to be a challenge because you're just too busy. Between business, family, personal fitness, community activities, and hobbies, there's just too much to keep up with. The business alone can have multiple pressing needs: higher sales, continuing education, lower turnover, changing team culture, etc. Setting goals in too many areas at one time can be overwhelming, and it's a sureā€fire way to reach few, if any of them. ... Read More
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Posted on: May 5, 2016 by
I don't know about you, but as a small business owner, I often feel myself trapped in the "little brother" complex. I crave to get bigger, to "grow up," to be like the big players that I see in the industry. You may see us a big place, but here is a dirty little secret: we all want to be bigger. Someone once asked Warren Buffet, who is worth $66.7 Billion, how much money is enough money? His response, "Just a little more." We all want to be bigger, no matter our size. ... Read More