Entries by David Auer

Why Vision Is Vital for Business Success

A good vision parallels and drives a company’s values, purpose, and mission Any business owner knows the importance of consistent performance, efficiency, and steady growth. But just as important as these considerations is your business’s vision. Without a clearly defined vision, teams won’t be aligned around a common goal. You may not know what the […]

How Keeping Score Can Crush Poor Performance

Learn why keeping track of the numbers with scorecards will keep you on the path to growth If your team is suffering from poor or dwindling performance, there may be a simple solution that just takes a little planning. Create a scorecard for your business so you can track the numbers and use them to […]

The Liberating Effect of Setting Time-Based Targets

The word deadline can cause stress and panic. But when a business masters the time-based target, teams unleash their potential to improve productivity and performance. Many entrepreneurs know that they must create SMART goals: those that are Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, and Timely. Details must be clearly defined and attainable so that a goal is […]

Who Is the “Right” Person for the Job?

Learn how to get the right person in the right seat with the accountability chart and “GWC” Putting the right person in the right seat is one of the biggest challenges to overcome when you want to grow your business. Each individual on the team must be motivated, committed, and in alignment with the company’s […]

How to Practice the Pareto Principle

The Pareto Principle is a way for businesses to optimize business performance and maximize growth. Here’s how you can apply it to your operations The Pareto Principle, also known as the 80/20 Rule, helps entrepreneurs have a better grasp of how to grow their business. The 80/20 Rule is commonly applied across industries, including sports, […]

Understanding USPs for Your Business

When you know how to identify and communicate unique selling propositions (USPs), you’re on your way to growth Your unique traits are what make your business stand out from competitors. These traits are also known as your unique selling propositions (USPs) for your products and services, and they need to be communicated to consumers convincingly […]

Get a Grip: Why You Need Traction to Grow

Traction is the difference between spinning your wheels and getting your business on the road to success. Learn how these methods of gaining control can supercharge business growth and focus. To grow your business, you have to guide it consistently and carefully. Business success is not about luck. It’s about you harnessing the tools you […]

Core Competencies for Optimized Cash Flow

The ability to optimize cash flow is a priceless asset to any business, especially for those looking to grow. But optimization depends on building a cash management culture where every team member can contribute. Cash flow optimization is a relatively simple concept. To be successful, a business must generate more cash than it expends. However, […]

The Fine Art of Constructive Criticism in the Workplace

When you’re expanding your business, there will be lots of growing pains along the way. Diplomacy is a key factor in a successful team-management strategy. It’s never fun delivering criticism to your employees. But there are many times when it’s a necessary part of running a business. Entrepreneurs and business owners must harness the art […]