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Aug 22

The Value of Referrals

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I ran across some interesting statistics published by Nielsen in the Journal of Marketing, demonstrating the effectiveness of referrals.

The article showed that 65% of new business comes from referrals. When I first looked at this statistic I thought the number seemed high. However, in my consulting work nearly 100% of consulting clients are results of a referral.

Aug 19

Every Staff Role Matters

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I have spent considerable time over the years investing in the staff I have managed.  My goal was always to help them become more productive.  Jesus said, "All this I have told you so that you will not fall away.” (John 16:1, NIV) Our Lord invested time in the disciples so they would not fall away for the mission of growing the church.  In business our goal is to ensure that our staff does not fall away from executing the mission and vision of our business.

Aug 17

Addressing Ping Pong Conflict

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Most of us have encountered conflict that takes the form of back-and-forth communication. These conflicts can drain our energy and time.  We need to manage them in a way that honors the Lord, uses the time effectively and communicates information professionally.

Aug 15

An Entrepreneurial Mindset

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At times a businessperson will come to me for advice on whether to start a new business venture. If I listen to a point by point review of all the things that could go wrong, I understand that they seem more concerned with potential failure than building a successful business. I believe this is the wrong mindset for an entrepreneur.

Aug 12

At What Price?

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Usually, we can sell our goods and services to somebody at some price. The key question many business owners need to ask is what price should customers pay? Keep in mind that customers pay with money but they also with time and trouble.