Are You Reaching Your Potential?

“You cannot stay comfortable and reach your full potential.”

These words come from an excellent TED Talk by Peter Bregman.  Bregman hits on a core truth—namely, that if you want to grow you must be challenged.  And I believe that, particularly in business but also in life, staying “open” to challenging concepts and ideas requires a consistent and deliberate effort.

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6 Website Metrics You Need to Track

You paid good money to have a sharp, modern website that is guaranteed to impress even the most discerning visitor. But is anyone actually going to your site? How many visitors are you receiving? How did they find out about your site? If you can’t answer these questions, it’s time to venture into the world of website metrics.

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Learn from the Best: Business Management Lessons from Bill Belichick

Bill Belichick, the head coach of the New England Patriots, is considered by many fans, players, and sports media figures to be the best coach in the NFL today.  In addition to winning three Super Bowls in the last decade, and appearing in a fourth, Belichick has also been named the NFL coach of the year three times, in 2003, 2007 and 2010. As we speak, the Patriots are on their way to yet another playoff run.

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You Don’t Need a 50-Page Business Plan, You Need a Strategy Statement

Most business owners have encountered a “traditional” business plan at some point, perhaps in school, with a previous employer or in their own business. And while a traditional business plan can be helpful in certain situations, in my experience such a business plan is a colossal waste of time for a small business.

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