Weekly Business Idea

February 16, 2018 – Do You Have Courage?

Main Idea: Are you a courageous person?  Do you test the limits?  Do you agonize over decisions because you are afraid to make the wrong one?  Do you put off having difficult conversations because you are afraid of the outcome? Expansion of the Idea: Last weekend, my wife and I went to see “The Post”.  [...]

January 5, 2018 – Is Your Team Aligned with Your Business?

Main Idea: What is the toughest job of the leader?  What do you think is the most common complaint I hear from small business owners?  (No, it isn’t about taxes.)  How do we get our whole team moving in the same direction? Expansion of the Idea: It is interesting to read about the New England [...]

December 8, 2017 – What is Important to Me?

Main Idea: Do you have a lot of demands on your time, especially at this time of year?  Are you caught up in the Christmas season?  Or has Amazon made it too simple?  Have you done your year end planning?  Do you have goals and budgets set for next year? Expansion of the Idea: December [...]

December 1, 2017 – Should You Be a Servant Leader?

Main Idea: Are you going crazy yet?  What about your team?  Do you have a bunch of items to get done before year end?  Have you started your Christmas shopping?  Do you have 50 different priorities depending on the time of the day? Expansion of the Idea: The holidays are upon us.  There is a [...]

October 27, 2017 – Are You Making Enough Mistakes?

Main Idea: Do you ever make a mistake?  Or at least one you will admit?  What is the culture in your business?  Does everyone own their mistakes?  Do people get hammered because they made a mistake? Expansion of the Idea: John Wooden, the legendary UCLA basketball coach, had a set of principles that he coached [...]

August 25, 2017 – Can You Be a Creative Person?

Main Idea: Are you a creative person?  What about your team?  When did you last introduce a new product or service in your business?  Do you follow along with your industry?  Or, do you occasionally lead your industry?  When was the last time you tried something and failed? Expansion of the Idea: For those of [...]

July 28, 2017 – Is Your Culture Important?

Main Idea: When growing up did you play well with others?  Were you able to play with someone else in the 3×3 sandbox?  Do people work together well at your business?  Have you ever walked into your business and people were fighting with each other?  Or worse, what happens when there is a silent sabotage [...]

June 9, 2017 – What Can I Control?

Main Idea: How likely is it that you will hit your long-term goals for the business?  What are the levers that you can adjust?  How often do you adjust them?  What is the impact when you do adjust a critical piece? Expansion of the Idea: Over the last few months I have had a number [...]

April 7, 2017 – Can You Grow by Focusing Inward?

Main Idea: How would you describe your plans to grow your business?  Is it a wing and a prayer?  Do you have a specific strategy that you know is critical and you must stay focused on?  Is it working? Expansion of the Idea: A few years ago, my son Kevin suggested that I would like [...]

March 24, 2017 – What Are Your Blindspots?

Main Idea: How many surprises do you get every day?  Are any of them big ones?  Do you ever feel as if you were lied to or betrayed?  Do you know what you don’t know?  Have you ever had a day when you went to work thinking everything was good and you were hit with [...]

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    These weekly ideas are brought to you by FitzGerald & FitzGerald P.C. For more information about how to use these ideas with your small business contact Tim FitzGerald at trfitz@fitz-net.com.