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Avoid the Mile-Wide Trap in Your Business COVID 19 Response

Avoid the Mile-Wide Trap in Your Business COVID 19 Response

What is the difference between a mile-wide versus a mile-deep approach to building your business? And why does it matter? As many companies’ growth has stalled due to Covid-19’s shelter-in-place, unemployment, reduced consumption, workplace protection and other changes and limitations, some are looking everywhere for new businesses, even scrambling to diversify by adding new products ...
It’s All About Assets!

It’s All About Assets!

Business owners are often fully devoted to running and growing their companies that they hardly pay attention to both business and personal assets’ acquisition, accumulation, protection and transition. They need to take a holistic and strategic view of the sources, threats, application, and legacy issues. ...
Trademarks for Small and Mid-sized Businesses

Trademarks for Small and Mid-sized Businesses

Importance of trademarks Why do trademarks matter to small and mid-sized businesses?  “The best companies are those whose brands are easy to remember and instantly recognizable,” said Dana Brody-Brown, Counsel at Hoge-Fenton during a recent interactive workshop at the Executive Forums Silicon Valley (EFSV) Advisory Board. Trademarks can serve to differentiate your products from others ...
Your Business’ “Grey Wolf” (Part 3 of 3, Organization Rewilding)

Your Business’ “Grey Wolf” (Part 3 of 3, Organization Rewilding)

The grey wolf metaphor comes from the success in the revitalization of the Yellowstone Park’s complex ecosystem in the 1990s. Through the introduction of a Key Systemic Element (grey wolves), a complete transformation occurred to bring back vitality, life and growth of the park. Similarly, businesses are a complex ecosystem and through the identification and ...
7 Stages of Growth and Hidden Agents (Pt 2 of 3, Organization Rewilding)

7 Stages of Growth and Hidden Agents (Pt 2 of 3, Organization Rewilding)

Do you ever feel like there are times in your business that you keep bumping up against an invisible force field?  Something that holds you back regardless of how hard you try to grow or move forward?  What you may be experiencing is something James Fischer, in his book Navigating the Growth Curve, calls Hidden ...