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

The Power of Your Words

  Your words have power, so choose them wisely.  Your words have the power to make someone’s day, to uplift them, encourage them, and inspire them.  They also have the power to break someone’s day, to tear them down, and take the wind out of their sails.    In life, leadership, and business, we have

How To Keep A Positive Mindset

When it comes to being successful in life, leadership and business, having a strong and positive mindset is key.  It can be easy to slip out of a positive and empowering mindset at times.  This week’s blog will share a few tips and tricks, as well as a checklist, for you to ensure you are
I remember walking through the door of my condo in March of 2005 to let my wife know some important and shocking news.  “Honey, I’m home,” I exclaimed. When Emily asked me how my day was at work, and why I was home rather early, I explained to her that I was fired.  I then

How to Handle Failure

I was having coffee with a fellow business owner last week, and he was beating himself up big time.  He had recently made a big investment in his business on an initiative he was 100% certain would kick off and return.  However, it didn’t.  He lost a lot of money, lost a lot of momentum,


I was recently doing some reflecting on my leadership journey throughout the years. I am so thankful for the many leaders I have met along the way who have taught me so much. Leadership is a journey that never stops. You are always developing, always growing, always learning and always failing. This week, I would

Invest in Others

As I look back on my first weeks of business, I remember how everything was so new to me, and I had a very limited idea of what I was doing. Every day was a lesson and many of my lessons were hard learned. One day, our office received a phone call but it was