Business Advice

Our Focus Is Out of Balance: And the Result Is Weighing Us Down

ImageOn the scale of what we have and what we don’t have, what we don’t have seems to weigh more heavily. Whether it’s money or time to go to college or number of bedrooms in the house or opportunities to do business or financing to get a business going, the list of those things lacking just seems longer.

The New Reality for Diverse Suppliers

ImageI’ve been thinking. If you’ve been thinking it’s more difficult to get real attention from a major organization, you’re not crazy. It’s  true. There is a new reality. There are new rules, new expectations and they all demand a new approach for suppliers. The change is not isolated to diverse suppliers yet the impact on diverse suppliers could be more significant. Diverse suppliers are more likely to be new suppliers, smaller and with fewer resources. It is even more important to understand the new environment for how suppliers are selected, the implications of the changes and the key strategies to compete and win.

7 Hot Sellers in a Cold Economy

ImageI know, I know. The news is everywhere and it's hard to escape. You don't need CNN to tell you that the U.S. economy sucks. Oftentimes, small business owners are the first to feel the pinch.

But let me tell you something. The real enemy isn't Wall Street, the banks, the government, or any particular presidential candidate. The real enemy of your business is FEAR.