Open Communication Will Keep the Shop From Closing

By | 2018-08-28T21:11:22+00:00 August 28th, 2018|

There are a million different ways to motivate your team throughout good times and bad. No matter whether you’re in the red or the black, you can’t put your people in the right direction if you’re not communicating with them. I don’t mean company-wide emails and the occasional happy hour, I mean having an ever-present [...]

Attract the Right Talent and Keep It

By | 2018-08-03T17:40:55+00:00 August 3rd, 2018|

OK, so you and your small team have gotten your business plan off the ground and it’s time to expand. Congratulations! Now what? You’re about to enter the most exciting, pivotal, and potentially terrifying stage of the entrepreneurial process: building your organization. This task is much more than just making your current crew larger, it [...]

Building Something Great? This is What You Need

By | 2018-05-16T14:52:42+00:00 May 16th, 2018|

I talk a lot about building a legacy because it’s an intrinsic part of what I do in business. I don’t use the word “building” by accident. Every day you come into work is like a brick, what you build is up to you. It can be something great, it can be something less than [...]

If You’re Not Giving Back, Give Up

By | 2018-05-03T15:50:17+00:00 May 3rd, 2018|

Building a business requires lots of focus and hard work, there’s no doubt about that. Amidst all that labor, however, there’s another element of entrepreneurship that unfortunately goes overlooked by many. Philanthropy is, now more than ever, part of the complete package for businesses both large and small. Your company might be performing at the [...]

Is Office Decorum Overrated?

By | 2017-12-12T17:51:24+00:00 December 12th, 2017|

If you know me at all, you know that I don’t shy away from straight talk. And yes, that means a few strong words every now and then. I don’t use them for shock value, or to offend, but to make my point the way I want to make it. At the end of the [...]

Don’t Go Into Battle Without This One Thing

By | 2017-12-21T15:48:09+00:00 December 1st, 2017|

  If you’re familiar at all with my style, you know I like an aggressive, take-no-prisoners approach. Being unafraid to take big leaps has been an important part of my success. Don’t let that fool you, though. This mode of operation has been great for me, without a doubt, but I’ve never achieved anything without [...]

Getting Comfortable? Get Moving!

By | 2017-11-30T14:18:20+00:00 November 28th, 2017|

  Skills are important to have, but it’s almost certain that it takes more than know-how to make it to the top of your field. It’s something more than knowledge that sets the biggest successes apart from the rest. Having the drive and the nerve to get up off of your couch and push yourself [...]

Dishing It Out and Taking It

By | 2017-11-21T21:54:47+00:00 November 21st, 2017|

It’s no secret that I value straight talk in my professional life. There’s no better way to get across a hard truth than stating it flat out, without tiptoeing around it. I’m not saying you shouldn’t choose your words to fit the situation, but equivocating on your message and avoiding the subject at hand is [...]

Principles for Prosperity

By | 2017-11-03T12:48:42+00:00 November 3rd, 2017|

Every successful business relationship is built on trust. Why would I do business with somebody I don’t think I can depend on? Strong relationships can be built in a number of ways, but it all comes down to one element: consistency. At its heart, consistency means that people know what to expect when dealing with [...]