Unfortunately, these two are rarely closely coupled, and navigating all the stages of building a business is typically the more challenging task. But I’m not one to rain on your parade.
Thus one of my first objectives as an adviser is to assess an entrepreneur’s current ability to navigate the stages of a new business, and then give them guidance and direct assistance on what to anticipate and how to prepare for it.
I found real confirmation of my approach and much practical guidance in a recent book, Entrepreneurial Leap, by a friend and cohort, Gino Wickman.
In the spirit of helping you avoid some of our own learning experiences with startups, I will paraphrase here the nine key stages that he and I both see most businesses going through in their evolution from a startup to a successful and stable…
If you Google “time management,” you’ll just under 5.5 million results. You might notice some common themes within those results like using a calendar, learning to say “no,” delegating and prioritizing your health. Techniques like following the 80/20 Rule, blocking out distractions, eating frogs in the morning and planning your schedule in advance are often mentioned. Developing self-awareness is key to managing your time, lets find out more.
I don’t have an exact figure, but I’ve mentioned these hacks many times in writing and speaking because they are so crucial to time management. I’m also confident that you’ve come across these helpful hacks more times than you may realize. The question I have is, have you taken action to make these time management hacks your own?I …
There are three clear and focused choices every entrepreneur must make.
To grow a small business, you have to figure out how to protect the time and money you have and make sure that you only spend it on the activities and resources that will get you closer to your goal. We are sure you have found yourself asking questions like:
It often feels like a stab in the dark when you are choosing which opportunities are worth it and which are actually going to be a waste of your resources. To make informed decisions, you need to make three clear and focused choices, and then use them as a filter every single time you are considering spending a minute of your time or a dollar of your money. …