Tuesday Morning Focal Point
Category: Business Growth

Loving the Competition
September 15, 2020

Last week I was discussing business with a founder of a company in the aviation industry. He is now a primarily hands-off owner, having brought in a CEO to run the company. The richest part of our conversation was related to his competition. This businessman talked about the ways his company’s competition has helped them grow…

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Inputs over Outputs
April 14, 2020

There are times in business when we must be most concerned about our inputs, and not focus so much on outputs.  That may be true for your business at this time. The current economic climate is prime time to consider your inputs more than your outputs. Inputs over outputs – example #1 I am reflecting…

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Can Deficit be Part of your Corporate Strategic Plan?
April 30, 2019

Just a few weeks ago, Disney Corporation made a significant announcement.  Disney will be launching a streaming service in November of this year. Disney Plus is suspected to retail for $7 / month or $70 / year.  An intentional price point to undercut Netflix and HBO Now.  Disney Plus, will feature a lot of Disney…

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The Power of Collaborations – Make Partnerships Work
February 5, 2019

Recently I was in Tokyo and got a first-hand look at something that is currently trending in the fashion street wear industry. A “collab”. I was an early arriver at one of the most sought-after clothing line outlets in the world. Leading brands are joining forces and doing something unique; collaborations. What’s a Collab? A…

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WOW Factor – Creating Customer Value
August 1, 2017
Category: Business Growth

Last week I had an extended lunch meeting with a very successful entrepreneur who knew a lot about creating customer value.  This man started a business in 1978 with a single store. By time he sold the company in 2010, the entity had 125 stores across Canada.  He retired in 2010. Retirement was short lived…

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Give Something for Free
July 25, 2017
Category: Business Growth

Earlier this month I was traveling in the USA and had an opportunity to drop in on a well-known business and tourist attraction – Wall Drug Store in the town of Wall, South Dakota. This store has become a favorite road trip stop for many travelers and is perfectly located on the edge of the…

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Entrepreneurial Tips for Leading Rapid Growth
March 21, 2017

As an executive coach, I get the opportunity to meet so many different types of entrepreneurs, and one of the many differences I get to see is level of ambition, drive and determination to achieve particular outcomes and meet growth objectives. Every entrepreneur has their own definition of successful growth Evaluating long-term Contrasting two business owners…

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