Tag: Entrepreneurship

Establishing Trust, Losing It, and Starting Over

Establishing Trust, Losing It, and Starting Over

I’ve got two rather personal stories for you today. They both stem from the same set of circumstances but have completely different outcomes. In one case, I lost my client’s trust and over time, regained it. In the other, I lost it and never got it back. Both stories are emotionally laden for me. They take me back to one of the hardest points in my career so far.

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What Partnership Insurance Does For Your Business

What Partnership Insurance Does For Your Business

Over the course of my career, I’ve successfully exited two partnerships. One of these partnerships was with my brother.  We ran a thriving Insurance Brokerage together. We knew how important it was to get the right business protection in place. And so, my brother and I got around to the difficult conversation that so many business partners don’t want to…

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Employee Increments – Based on Tenure or Performance?

Employee Increments – Based on Tenure or Performance?

As business owners, our number one goal is most definitely to grow our revenues and profits, whether that be by an influx of service demand or due to process efficiencies in the business workflow. Let’s say we do achieve these goals and grow significantly every year, what then do we do about our team members, who’ve supported us and contributed to this growth? Employee…

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Dear Business Owners, Have You Had Your Daily Dose of Positivity?

Dear Business Owners, Have You Had Your Daily Dose of Positivity?

I know everyone is talking about how much the world has changed in the last few weeks. It has, but we’ve been in the tumult of a change and uncertainty for a while now.  Economies and businesses have been seeing declining numbers for the last year, or more, certain asset classes have been performing poorly, leverages held by banks on…

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