Tag: entrepreneur

Ain’t No Mountain High Enough!

Ain’t no mountain high enough. Ain’t no valley low enough. Ain’t no river wide enough to keep me from getting to you, baby.

You may remember this song popularized by Marvin Gaye in 1967. For some reason the lyrics keep running through my head — not about my husband (although I do love him), but rather about my business. And not just my business, but every successful small business out there.

I realize the song is about personal relationships, but aren’t our relationships with our business just as strong? When you launch a business, it’s personal. In the early days, you are the business. You nurture it, you do your best to protect it and you struggle to help it grow. The lines between your personal and business life are completely blurred. The business occupies your heart and mind constantly. Your business is a part of you.

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Entrepreneur: Your opening act was a success. What do you have for Act II?

Success in business is a moving target, and today the target is moving more quickly than ever before: Competitors push the target further away. Changes in technology move the target to one side or the other. Consumer preferences and demographics evolve, changing the size and shape of the target. We talk about having a laser-like […]

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