Author: ksiqve

It all begins with your solid financial foundation; a document to answer all the questions surrounding your passionate contribution to small business. Learn how to look at your business idea from many points of view, what it takes to fund your contribution and how to handle the financial ups and downs of business ownership with all of its responsibilities. Join us Tuesday mornings beginning April 6th at 9am CST for six weeks as we learn new ways to look and talk...

One thing I have gained in this pandemic besides weight and feelings has been time. I thought I would put it to use this past week and build a business website. Just like everything else in the time of Covid what has always been simple is now so much harder and things that seemed so very hard, prove to be much easier! Wordpress.com has been a joy to work with in building out a simple website for myself and they should...

Smile and Revive Long weekends are wonderful with 96 hours of great intentions, goals, and commitments. Mentally exhausted from long spells of emotional aerobics and uncertainty over the past several months, we emerge on the other side of Monday with renewed hope. Spring smells are in the air of rain, fresh cut grass and patio barbecues. Small projects are completed. Family is visited. Satisfying food is cooked and consumed and maybe a book read with a trip to the water or garden. These...

Build On The Good Of What Is Left We are somewhere between the fear of losing and the mountainous fear of surviving with current and strenuous focus on business survival. For today, put fear aside and learn just one tool for measuring where your business is so you can map out its immediate and future success. Math always wins. The goal is to track how your immediate business decisions affect your profitability. This tool/ formula, Operating Margin, will show you on-going evidence to...

Looking Back To Move Ahead As small business operations struggle to survive in this new world, a thorough evaluation of behavioral spending habits is critical in staying in the game and eventually thriving into 2021. Research done on two years of historic accounting reveals interesting and telltale spending analytics in small business operations, which ultimately affects the speed and ability to reach strategic goals. Diagnostics on historic operational spending will reveal activity that was potentially premature, tantamount and occasionally frivolous. It is all...

The Extrovert Has Been Caged, The Introvert Has Perpetual Company I laugh at the craziness in the current use of the word “Pivot” as it relates to our businesses. Such a simple and skimming math term, devoid of weight and denude of emotion. In using this under-qualified and quick-action term, we are whitewashing our collective trauma. Our workforce is our most valuable asset and we are not pivoting. So how about using the word “Fulcrum” instead? A fulcrum is an essential point...

As the doors open on this new economy, consumers will be adding a new and taxing requirement to your business offerings: the demand of increased and very emotionally-connected customer service. As you listen to your customers muffled language through their cotton masks, recognize that today you are selling Hope with every purchase. Your customers are looking to you for security, strength, perseverance…familiarity. Closed up in quarantine, they have been worrying about your survival, your offerings, your families and how your situation affects...

We, as entrepreneurs, need to phoenix forward in May Phoenix is a bird that cyclically regenerates through fire…think Harry Potter. To pivot means to turn. Turning our businesses in May won’t be enough. We, as entrepreneurs, need to phoenix forward in May. Entrepreneurship is absorbed in our cells. We strive for independence and contributions to society’s workforce in our own way. We know our path and it keeps calling. What we did before March 2020 will no longer fulfill the needs we...