Business

All Priorities Are Not Created Equal

One segment of the business world has exploded onto the scene in recent years: women starting small businesses out of their homes. Women are becoming premiere entrepreneurs as they turn their passions, creativity and talents into careers they love. Coming alongside those women to equip and empower them is one of my colleagues, Christy Wright. […]

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9 Solutions to Problems Small-Business Owners Face

Time and money always top the list of challenges small-business owners face. If you asked the CEO of a Fortune 500 company, they might even think they face those problems too! The truth is, small businesses face obstacles that don’t plague bigger companies. Don’t worry, though—you can rise above these issues and make your business […]

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10 Characteristics of Highly Successful People

Everyone wants to be successful. Nobody writes an essay in third grade about becoming a lousy business owner or mediocre teacher. But what separates an average person from the best in their field? Successful people demonstrate similar traits and behaviors. Identifying them is easy. Putting them into practice is the challenge. Here are 10 characteristics […]

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3 Questions Every Leader Needs to Ask

As a business leader, you’re a pro at asking questions. Budget updates. Timeline details. Marketing channels. And of course, you ask about team members. Or do you? At the frenzied pace of your role, you may focus on what’s right in front of you—the urgent—and forget the most important piece of the business puzzle: your […]

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Biblical Principles to Boost Your Business

If you use the search term “business” in Amazon books, you’ll get a whopping 2 million results. That’s a lot of books to read. Even if you narrow your search to “running a business,” you’ll get a list of over 31,000 books. I don’t know about you, but I don’t have that kind of time! […]

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What the Big Game Can Teach You About Business

Yesterday, millions of Americans gathered in front of TV sets to watch pro football’s biggest game. In 2015, 114.4 million people watched, making it the most-watched TV program in U.S. history. That might explain why companies paid $4.4 to 4.5 million for a 30-second ad. Why do so many people like to tune in? Some […]

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Behind-the-Scenes and Highlights From the Retire Inspired Book Tour

Sometimes, there are no words. And for a guy who makes his living by talking, that’s a big deal. As you’re reading this, I’m recovering from one of the most exhausting, exhilarating, challenging, exciting, empowering and demanding experiences of my life—the Retire Inspired book tour. It was a 16-day, 12-city marathon on a tour bus. […]

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7 Actions of Successful Business Owners: Part 1

When I see a company go out of business, I feel a little sad for its owner. I appreciate the passion and desire that fuel someone to pursue that dream. Unfortunately, a company can fail even if it offers an amazing product or service. Poor decisions, inadequate management, money problems and other factors can lead […]

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How to Build Better Team Communication

In a perfect world, all of your team members instantly know the best way to work together and communicate with each other. Everyone gets along beautifully. Yeah, I know what you’re thinking. You’re dreaming, Chris. The good news is that you can build a winning team who like, respect and communicate with each other and […]

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4 Taboo Things Employees Won’t Tell Their Boss

As a good leader, you’ve tried to keep an open-door policy with your team members. You’ve encouraged them to come to you with any problems or concerns, and for the most part, they’ve talked to you. But your employees aren’t telling you everything. There are things they want to tell you, but they won’t risk […]

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