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What’s Your Level of Stress?

What’s Your Level of Stress?

I read an interesting article in The Philadelphia Inquirer. It was written by Gene Marks, a CPA and owner of the Marks Group, a technology and financial management consulting firm in suburban Philadelphia. Gene rightly stated that small-business owners are, especially...

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Are YOU Ready for Change?

Are YOU Ready for Change?

In my career, I’ve observed that for the most part, most people are somewhat resistant to change…until now. Let me explain. In the past, whether I was dealing with a business partner, an associate or a coaching client, if I would suggest a change that fell on them,...

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Expectations

Expectations

Back in the “good old days,” like earlier this year (LOL), business owners were more easily able to evaluate their employees. It may not have been a perfect system, but if someone always seemed to show up on time and they looked productive, hey they were doing a good...

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Survey Says…

Survey Says…

While I have always been an avid reader, my business coaching practice has demanded that I do even more reading on a variety of subjects related to my clients and business in general. I recently came across a Small Business Survey on Covid-19 Relief conducted by the...

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Mentally Strong and Happy?

Mentally Strong and Happy?

I recently saw a TikTok video about living better and it really resonated with me. It listed the six things that mentally strong people do. I consider myself mentally strong and am not suggesting that this has anything to do with intelligence, so don’t get the...

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Making the Most of Our Time (with MARBLES?)

Making the Most of Our Time (with MARBLES?)

A long-time friend, Kevin Kohler, forwarded this piece to me, written by Ric Zappen who attended my high school. While I didn’t know Ric, Central High School in Philadelphia turned out some very smart people who have done some amazing things in their lives. Ric’s...

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Some Final Thoughts for Improving Partnerships

Some Final Thoughts for Improving Partnerships

If you and your partner/s are having issues, conflict resolution is a powerful tool to consider. Sometimes, no matter how well you communicate, you can’t come to an agreement. That’s why you need to also plan for who will be the ultimate decider in moments like these....

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More on Improving Partnerships

More on Improving Partnerships

As I wrote in my last BLOG, defining roles is critical. Once you have your role, stick to it, and stay within its scope. Do your job—not your partner’s job. Sometimes this is easier said than done, especially if your business partner is also a family member or life...

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Sometimes I Feel Like a Marriage Counselor

Sometimes I Feel Like a Marriage Counselor

According to EMYTH, managing a business partnership may be the only thing more difficult than managing a business. Partnerships are hard for the same reason that any relationship is hard. In my coaching, I often work with companies that have partners. Sometimes, I may...

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Happy To Write About Hiring Practices Again

Happy To Write About Hiring Practices Again

For the first time since the pandemic began, I had conversations this week with two clients who need to add staff. While they had different reasons to be in this position, it was nice to be able to address a subject of growth. As EMYTH teaches, when it comes to...

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