Business

Big Picture Thinking vs. Day-To-Day Details.

Big Picture Thinking vs. Day-To-Day Details.

If you just focus on the smallest details, you never get the big picture right.

Ever work with a new company with a sharp team and see how they divvy up their roles? They leverage their aptitudes and passions while modifying the role to best fit the overall goals. Today, BJ and Rich are going to show you how to do it!

You Have 10 Seconds - Master Your Elevator Speech.

You Have 10 Seconds - Master Your Elevator Speech.

Nobody cares about you, your brand, or your company. You're irrelevant - until proven otherwise.

It’s a noisy world out there. We’re all busy, we have too much to do, too many people to meet. But somehow, you have to get your message across so people not only understand it, they are excited about it. That’s where a finely crafted elevator speech comes in. You have to be quick, personal, to the point and make it powerful.

How Self-Improvement Radically Improved Our Businesses and Lives.

How Self-Improvement Radically Improved Our Businesses and Lives.

If you don’t set a baseline standard for what you’ll accept in life, you’ll find it’s easy to slip into behaviors and attitudes or a quality of life that’s far below what you deserve.

We want to be positive people. We walk forward with the premise to live abundantly and hope the same for others. It's not radical thinking but a powerful choice. You need to have a 'glass-half-full' attitude.

Attend AND Show Up - Engaging in Professional Associations.

Attend AND Show Up - Engaging in Professional Associations.

Instead of better glasses, your network gives you better eyes.

If you have a business, people need to find you - get out and meet key movers and shakers in your geography and industry. Rich & BJ will cover some of the more powerful groups you can join and relate where they think networking is going in the next few years.

LIVE at the NC Chamber: Small Business Big Ideas - Marketing In Today's Climate

LIVE at the NC Chamber: Small Business Big Ideas - Marketing In Today's Climate

If You Think It's Expensive To Hire A Professional To Do The Job, Wait Until You Hire An Amateur.

We recorded our latest podcast for a LIVE AUDIENCE at the New Canaan Chamber Small Business/Big Ideas Conference. Our topic is Marketing in Today’s Climate: When to Bring in the “Professionals”. FYI - This is going to be a longer format podcast - you have been warned.

Processes & Protocols - Next Steps To Success.

Processes & Protocols - Next Steps To Success.

“Anyone who considers protocol unimportant has never dealt with a cat.”

When you first leave a company you want to get away from the structure and rules that were holding you back. You feel free and able to do your business, your way. Today, BJ & Rich are going to talk about what are the NEXT steps to success.

How to Confidently Communicate In-Person.

How to Confidently Communicate In-Person.

Honest communication is built on truth and integrity and upon respect of the one for the other.”

Do you find it hard to get your point across? Do client meetings leave you anxiety-ridden? Does your staff not listen to you and do what they want to do? Are proposal negotiations fraught with indecision? We’re going to help you today with powerful tips to help you better communicate in-person.

Are You The Best Kept Secret In Your Industry?

Are You The Best Kept Secret In Your Industry?

You really need a unique selling proposition, and people need to care about that unique selling proposition.

Are the right clients finding you? Are you attracting them? Have you drilled down deeper to your unique selling proposition? Are you satisfying their curiosity, needs, and pain? BJ and Rich are going to help you do just that during our podcast.

Who Gets Paid First?

Who Gets Paid First?

“Follow the dreams of others and you will receive a paycheck. Follow your own dreams and you will never check your pay.”

While there can be many different challenges when starting and managing a small business, money concerns top the list for most small business owners. There are many ways you can give your business a financial overhaul by modifying your operations processes, but there are also some easy things you can do in the day-to-day management of your business to improve your finances.

Stop Extending Your Business - Tax Tips For Small Business.

Stop Extending Your Business - Tax Tips For Small Business.

“Don't make taxes more financially draining than it already is.”

Being a small business owner is expensive as it is -- every penny counts when you're living on razor-thin margins and fighting for market share. But owning and operating a small business is even more expensive when you pay more taxes than you owe.

How is Communication Changing in Your Business?

How is Communication Changing in Your Business?

“We have two ears and one mouth so that we can listen twice as much as we speak.”

How do you currently communicate with clients and prospects today? Is it still working or do you feel you might have to tweak it in a few areas? Today, Rich and I are going to help you diagnose, treat, and test new communication strategies for your business.