Author Archives: Laura Varner

Family Business Succession Planning – 5 Keys to a Successful Transition

We’re continuing the topic of family business succession planning today. Once you’ve decided who your successor is, it’s time to start planning. Done well, a family business succession plan can let people know who the new leader will be, bring them into their new responsibilities slowly, and allow you to step back from the business […]

Family Business Succession – Family vs. Employee

When you’re trying to decide who will take over the family business, there are many factors to take into account. Often, you have choices between various family members and employees, and it’s important to make the right choice for your family business succession. Family businesses are very important to the American economy, but transitions are […]

How To Build an A-Team

Building an A-team doesn’t happen by accident. They’re created strategically over time. If you’re like many organizations, you do your best day-to-day and hope that your A-team will come together on its own. But, relying on that type of strategy is costly and ineffective. Cultivating A-teams doesn’t require a master’s degree in human resources. Once […]

13 Habits to Build a Strong Mindset

Building a strong mindset isn’t something you can do overnight. It’s the result of multiple choices made over time – mindset habits that you work on consistently. It’s easy to understand that habits are essential to developing a strong mindset, but which habits should you pursue? Which actions should you create that can eventually happen […]

How to Prepare for Prop 206 in Arizona

As all business leaders know, election outcomes can drastically change the direction of the wind, recently evidenced by voters’ November 8th approval of Prop 206. If you are one of the many Arizona employers now scrambling to adjust their sails, you’re not alone. Change can certainly be daunting, but well-informed and well-equipped employers can seamlessly […]

Double Your Sales with a Solid Annual Strategy

If you’re determined to be more productive and successful this year, you’re not alone. A new year is the most popular time for goal-setting for both individuals and companies. However, only 8% of people who set New Year’s resolutions achieve them, and companies similarly struggle to meet sales and revenue goals during the year. The […]

Phoenix Business Coach – How to Find the Right One

Whether you’ve reached an impasse on the road to success, or you’re simply ready to elevate your business, the guidance of a seasoned Phoenix Business Coach is undoubtedly a step in the right direction.  A basic internet search will likely yield an overwhelming number of choices, with each promising to deliver optimum results. Find the […]

Being a Workaholic Isn’t All It’s Cracked Up to Be

The holidays are approaching, and that means long hours trying to complete tasks and make those final sales before you wrap up the year. If you’re like many other Americans, you work longer than the rest of the world. But maybe the rest of the world knows something you don’t. If you’re a workaholic, consider […]