Archive for April, 2012

Bloginar Weekly Lesson Five: Stages of Growth Existence & Survival

Bloginar Weekly Lesson Five: Stages of Growth Existence & Survival

| April 30, 2012 | 0 Comments

In this week’s lesson, I am going to summarize the first two stages of business growth so you can better understand the drivers of success and how they impact your company. However, I recommend you read the timeless article, The Five Stages of Small Business Growth by Neil Churchill and Virginia Lewis, and carefully consider […]

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3 Tips to Transform a Complaining Customer Into a Loyal Customer

3 Tips to Transform a Complaining Customer Into a Loyal Customer

| April 25, 2012 | 0 Comments

Great comments and ideas!

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Bloginar Weekly Lesson Four: The Entrepreneurial Moat

Bloginar Weekly Lesson Four: The Entrepreneurial Moat

| April 23, 2012 | 0 Comments

Growth is challenging for all businesses, and of course the challenges you face tend to be quite different depending upon the stage your company is at. If you’re a new, emerging company, then you might be struggling on a day-to-day basis with concerns about driving enough cash into the business and paying your vendors (and […]

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Bloginar Weekly Lesson Three: SMART Goals

Bloginar Weekly Lesson Three: SMART Goals

| April 16, 2012 | 0 Comments

Does Having a Specific Plan Really Help A Business Owner Succeed? There are very interesting research findings that show the importance of clearly articulating your goals, and how this relatively simple act impacts business success rates. PDMA (Product Development and Management Association) Research conducted a study to evaluate the impact between clarity of ideas and […]

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Watch My Segment on MSNBC’s Your Business

Watch My Segment on MSNBC’s Your Business

| April 15, 2012 | 0 Comments

In this segment I respond to questions from small business owners about challenges they face growing their companies.

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My Guest Appearance on MSNBC’s Your Business – April 15 at 7:30 am

My Guest Appearance on MSNBC’s Your Business – April 15 at 7:30 am

| April 13, 2012 | 5 Comments

It may be Friday the 13th, but it’s been a lucky week for me. With the growing interest in Lucky By Design, I was honored to be a guest expert on MSNBC’s TV Show “Your Business.” Your Business provides advice for small business owners and entrepreneurs on topics related to sales, marketing, operations and growth. […]

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Bloginar Weekly Lesson Two: The Research Shows

Bloginar Weekly Lesson Two: The Research Shows

| April 9, 2012 | 0 Comments

While gathering research for my book, “Lucky By Design,” I conducted an informal survey asking about the role luck plays in business, if any. Almost 200 business founders, owners and experienced entrepreneurs from 12 countries responded. The results were fascinating. Conclusion: Luck is about persevering through good and bad times, and seeking opportunities that will […]

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Bloginar Weekly Lesson One: What is Luck and Does it Matter?

Bloginar Weekly Lesson One: What is Luck and Does it Matter?

| April 1, 2012 | 0 Comments

Attracting lucky opportunities and being smart are definitely connected. A significant number of successful small business owners say that thriving in business, including surviving the recent recession, has meant getting smart about making their own luck. It’s simply not enough to work hard, you have to work smart and perform key growth activities that impact […]

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Small Business Growth & Innovation Tips Newsletter: April 2012

Small Business Growth & Innovation Tips Newsletter: April 2012

| April 1, 2012 | 0 Comments

SMALL BUSINESS GROWTH & INNOVATION TIPS NEWSLETTER: April 2012 Sign Up Now for the monthly Small Business Growth & Innovation Tips Newsletter This month I launched my Bloginar  (Blog + Seminar), and I hope that you have had the opportunity to check out the unique format at LuckyByDesignBlog.com. It’s basically a 90-Day Business Accelerator Program delivered in the form of a […]

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