How to become a purpose-driven business

Recently I partnered with my local Chamber of Commerce (one of the best little CoC’s in the world by the way!) to present a webinar about how to become a purpose-driven business. The presentation covered the what, why, and how of purpose-driven businesses, as in: WHAT is purpose? WHY is it important to clarify the … Continue reading “How to become a purpose-driven business”

The Foundation and the Flywheel (Or, the two things that lead to more profit, impact, and joy in your business)

I have written about how the three most important measures of small business success are profit, impact and joy. In my view, truly successful businesses are those that are: Profitable– they consistently generate the profit required to support the business’ desired growth and impact. Impactful– they make a difference in the world, by improving the … Continue reading “The Foundation and the Flywheel (Or, the two things that lead to more profit, impact, and joy in your business)”

Why the Be-Do-Have mindset is so critical for business owners

There is a concept I have learned from some mentors over the years called the “Be-Do-Have” mindset.  All business owners should keep this concept in mind as they strive to create profit, impact, and joy in their business. In the last article I argued that each of profit, impact, and joy affects the other, and that … Continue reading “Why the Be-Do-Have mindset is so critical for business owners”

What comes first in your business – profit, impact, or joy?

In the last article I wrote about the three most important measures of business success: profit, impact, and joy.  Which of the three comes first? If you can only tackle one at a time, where should you start? The answer? It depends. (Did you know I practiced law for 10 years? Some habits die hard.) It … Continue reading “What comes first in your business – profit, impact, or joy?”