Hiring Tips for Small Business Owners

One of the biggest challenges small business owners face is recruiting, hiring and keeping amazing team members.  To make the leap from being a self-employed solopreneur to growing and scaling a business, involves hiring people.  Over my past 20 years in small business, I have hired a lot of people.  In the early days there
In 2007, I was introduced to the art of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ).  That introduction was humbling, to say the least, but my journey with BJJ has continued to teach me about life, business, and leadership over the last 15 years. In the summer of 2007, I was driving to the Loveland Gold’s Gym for

When Things Go Bad In Business

Recently, I was having coffee with a small business owner who had just experienced his first big failure and letdown in business.  His company had been growing significantly throughout the year, and things were going extremely well.  He was riding the entrepreneurial roller coaster, was on the highest of highs, and he was celebrating his
I have had the pleasure of meeting some very successful entrepreneurs and leaders over the years, and I spent some time picking their brains to find out what makes them successful. In doing so, I discovered 3 things that all of them shared. When it comes to being successful not just in business, but also

Tips on How to Close More Sales

II still vividly recall the first time I was able to sell something. It was the year 1990, and I had just turned nine. Our family has recently relocated from New Jersey to Loveland, located in the state of Colorado. It was the middle of the summer, and I couldn’t stop thinking about purchasing a

The Myth of Time Management

During the course of my career as an entrepreneur and business coach, I have had the opportunity to network with business owners and entrepreneurs operating enterprises in a wide variety of fields. One of the questions that I get asked the most often is this one. “Matt, I am struggling with time management. Can you

Business is a Two Way Street

Being an entrepreneur fills my mind, calendar and life with the things I must master and lead others to master. Some of these things are: Sales, marketing, customer service, accounting, conflict resolution, public speaking, public relations, human resources, hiring, firing, social media and the list goes on. One of the things that can slip through