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Training is for Animals, Education is for People

I recently read this sentence by Alan Weiss, "Training is for Animals, Education is for People." Wow. That hit me like a ton of bricks. Here's why. Over the last thirty years or so in this industry, I've put together numerous training…
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Are You Stuck?

Are you stuck? It is natural to feel that you aren't making any progress as a shop owner. A common theme with entrepreneurs everywhere is exhaustion, as you are giving every ounce of energy you have trying to keep the train on the tracks.…
Problem solving starts with questions

Problem Solving Starts With Questions

In any business, there will always be problems to solve. Depending on who you are, a problem can be a gigantic headache to one person, and an incredible opportunity for another. I was speaking with a business leader the other day about the…
SOPs and How To Write Them

SOPs And How To Write Them

SOPs or Standard Operating Procedures are needed in every business. SOPs are the recipe for creating consistent, predictable, and repeatable results. Why are they needed? Simple. Because they answer these questions: Who? Who is…
Online Stores Marketing Idea Generator

Online Stores Marketing Idea Generator

There has been so much focus on online stores recently, I started to wonder if another article about this topic would even be relevant. So, I turned to a trusted topic research partner that I've been using for a few years now, "Answer the…
Stop Doing This

Stop Doing This For Better Results

This article is about stopping. Usually, I write and post articles that are based on the idea of starting something. Using a new technique, trying out a new decoration method, marketing idea, or sales approach. This week, I'm taking a different…