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5 Steps to Create Your Company’s Vision

Establishing your vision for your business is the first step in developing a solid strategy. Vision is the inspirational engine that drives strategy. Your company’s vision should be a realistic statement of aspiration based on what you are today and what you want to become in the future. It should be practical, targeted, and measurable, … Continue reading 5 Steps to Create Your Company’s Vision

Making Your Vision a Tangible Reality

A solid strategy is critical to succeed in business and as a leader. The first step in creating a working strategy is to establish a company vision. Just as your strategy explains and projects success within the given market, your company’s vision serves as the engine that drives that strategy, and, ultimately, the company’s overall … Continue reading Making Your Vision a Tangible Reality

Collaborative Leadership: Take Baby Steps

Last week, we discussed the pros and cons of the five main styles of leadership: Bureaucratic, Supportive, Directive, Traditional, and Collaborative. We made the case that collaborative leadership offers the most positive benefit to both companies and staff. And so the next logical question becomes, “How do you adopt a collaborative leadership style?” Step one … Continue reading Collaborative Leadership: Take Baby Steps

Building a Marketing Strategy that Works with the Help of Small Business Consulting Services

Is there ever a time when a company doesn’t benefit from the help of small business consulting services? The short answer—no. Social media giant Facebook recently provided a great example of how businesses of any size benefit from ongoing assistance when it comes to strategy. Despite its historic success, Facebook was not doing so great … Continue reading Building a Marketing Strategy that Works with the Help of Small Business Consulting Services

Business Consulting Firms Help Companies Learn the Benefits of Delegation

Business consulting firms often work with clients who feel overworked and stressed because they feel the need to take on a multitude of responsibilities alone. Delegating, the act of giving up control and allowing someone else to take the reins, is tough for some managers. An example of delegation occurred at the end of September … Continue reading Business Consulting Firms Help Companies Learn the Benefits of Delegation

A Small Business Consulting Firm Can Teach New Managers Essential Skills

Any small business consulting firm will tell you that a company is only as strong as its leaders. A recent story in the Standard-Examiner reports that an audit revealed that the Utah Telecommunications Open Infrastructure Agency (UTOPIA) is in big financial trouble due to poor management and a lack of planning. Poor oversight of the … Continue reading A Small Business Consulting Firm Can Teach New Managers Essential Skills