Category: It’s Your Biz™

Why the future ‘ain’t what it used to be’ by the time we get there and what that means for your business

Futurists are always wrong. That’s a rock-solid truth I’ve learned over the years. This is particularly important at our current point in human history because many of our highest profile business leaders have become futurists. This is because many of our highest profile business leaders are also technology leaders, and technological developments prompt envisioning the […]

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How to mold managers that propel your business success

Here’s a shocking fact of U.S. businesses: Leadership training doesn’t typically happen until managers have been on the job for some 10 years. I think it’s easy to understand why this is so. Very often individuals sort of “morph” or evolve into management positions. It can happen several different ways: The organization grows and a […]

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Small business survey affirms positive U.S. economic outlook

I think Wells Fargo and Gallup could have used a Magic Eight Ball to summarize the findings of their most recent Small Business Index Scores: Outlook good. The 2018 Q1 index came in at 106, down merely one point from its decade-high level of 107 notched in the final quarter of 2017. Some highlights of […]

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How to become your own best business idea generator

All the good ideas have been taken! This is an often-heard complaint that is about as far from the truth as the earth is from Alpha Centauri. The problem is that we live in such a stimulus-rich environment that it dulls our imaginations. John Steinbeck said, “Ideas are like rabbits. You get a couple and […]

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Head to Holland (Michigan) if you want to launch your startup in the #1 rated small city

Hate the big city life, but you still want a good chance at success when you launch your startup? Wallethub surveyed cities with populations between 25,000 and 100,000 residents. They graded these cities on a 100-point scale on 18 metrics within three key dimensions: Business Environment (50 points possible), Access to Resources (25 points possible), […]

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