Tag Archives: small 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

5 Reasons Why Executives Should Volunteer to Mentor

Recently I had a chance to speak to the National Association of Women Business Owners mentoring group here in Phoenix. During my talk, I spoke to them about the importance of setting SMART goals. The response to my session was overwhelmingly positive, and it reminded me of how important it is for executives to volunteer. […]

Mentorship’s Effects on Mentors

Many companies talk about the importance of mentorship, and some even have established mentorship programs. Regardless, you can always take an opportunity to mentor someone within your company or industry. If you feel you can teach them, reach out. They are probably eager to learn. What you may not realize is how important mentorship is […]

The Mentor-Mentee Relationship: 3 Keys to Getting it Right

Are you wondering how to get ahead as you start out in your industry? Or are you a seasoned veteran who’d like to help the next generation of professionals become leaders? In either case, you’re probably interested in a mentor-mentee relationship. These types of relationships don’t just happen. They have to be intentional. They have […]