Employees that Transform Your Business

Barb Stuhlemmer

5 Mistakes Even Successful Small Business Owners Have Made

5 Mistakes Even Successful Small Business Owners Have Made 5 mistakes

If you have been in business for a few years, you will have made these mistakes at some point. When we build our business, grow our business, or implement any significant change, we are vulnerable to missing, avoiding, and neglecting steps we should have taken. Here are 5 common mistakes you do not want to […]

The Succession Plan – What’s Involved? (Topic 4 of 4)

The Succession Plan – What’s Involved? (Topic 4 of 4) Puzzle with piece missing

This is the fourth and final topic in this short series covering the problems I see owners have when trying to prepare their business for exit. There are many steps that can be involved in a succession plan and it will vary depending on the business’s needs. Let’s look at 3 areas in detail: Evaluate, […]

Value to the Next Owner (Topic 2 of 4)

Value to the Next Owner (Topic 2 of 4) Having an idea

This is the 2nd topic in this short 4-part series, covering 4 problems I see people have when trying to prepare their business for exit. You want to sell your business. You have years of sweat equity, money, and emotions tied to this amazing entity you have built. Your clients love your services and receive […]

“No One Can Do What I Do.” I Call BS!

“No One Can Do What I Do.” I Call BS! Photo by Carolina Basi via Pexels

I have heard many clients and other business owners complain about their long days, and their inability to grow or let go. Everything relies on them to be at the centre of their business, controlling the start, the implementation, the management, and the delivery of ever aspect of their businesses. Their belief systems are often […]

Your Business Does Not Run Without You (4-Topic Series – Part 1)

Your Business Does Not Run Without You (4-Topic Series – Part 1) Woman busy at desk

This is a short series covering 4 problems that I see people have when trying to prepare their business for exit. I am covering each as a separate topic, so check back for the other blogs as they are posted. Who are You? Let’s look at two scenarios of why your business does not run […]

Why You Might Be the Reason You Cannot Sell Your Business

Why You Might Be the Reason You Cannot Sell Your Business

One of the top reasons a small successful business is not salable may be because of you, the founder. When the operations of your business depends on the owner to do the work, there is really no business to sell; unless you plan on selling yourself with the business? When you started your business, years […]

Employees that Transform Your Business

Employees that Transform Your Business

Organizational structure was set up over a century ago and remained mostly unchanged, since the beginning of the industrial age. Those that paid for the business had all the say in the business. They, and their advisors,  found the funding, decided on the current and future conditions and direction of the company, selected the product, […]