Category: Team

5 Surefire Ways to Discourage your Employees

Your people are your business. They also determine whether you will be able to sell the business when you are ready. Tenaya (T.J.) Tison reminds us how easy it is to discourage those people. Reprinted with permission. See original article here.

Business Legacy is a Lie. Only People Matter

The business I sold in 2010 doesn’t really exist anymore. I’ve never written about this and it’s not something I talk about much either. It’s not that I’m trying to hide the story, and I’m not embarrassed by the fact that the business shut down. It’s just that the details don’t really fit well under one tidy subject area – until we start to talk about business legacy.

Things Get Screwed Up When I’m Not There

Is your business dependent on you? You rightly answer. . . “Of course it is you idiot, I’m a small business owner.” It’s completely understandable. You started the business from nothing. In the beginning it was only you. You made the difference.