The Importance of Margins and Price Increases

Here is a great article I wanted to share with you about the Importance of Margins and Price Increases written by a fellow ActionCOACH Jay McDowell. Enjoy the read,   Ormond The Importance of Margins and Price Increases Every business owner needs to understand the concept of margins and increasing prices is a great way … Continue reading

Monday Morning Challenge

On this beautiful Monday Morning I want to challenge you business owners to 3 things….. Reevaluate from an objective point of view how your progress in on your yearly objectives (What needs to change?) Take a look at what’s on your learning plan and what book, workshop or learning course would most improve yourself in pointing … Continue reading

10 Things Employees Are Dying to Hear Their Managers Say …

Take care of your employees and your people will take care of your customers. As owners and managers handling minutia all day, it is easy to lose sight of the big picture. The fact is, every member of your team needs more than a paycheck.They need to feel valued and respected for who they are … Continue reading

The Business Hump

The Business Hump  Get the right people on the bus and empower them to do a great job It’s a common theme. You’ve seen it in the “The E-myth Revisited”, heard it in an ActionCOACH presentation or two, read it in the books “Delivering Happiness” from Tony Hsieh or in Brad Sugars “The Business Coach”. … Continue reading

Entrepreneurship is a Roller Coaster, Not a Cruise

As a coach, I often talk with clients about working through “failure” and “perturbation.” It’s a fact of being in business, even if we don’t like to recognize it. Vivek Wadhwa makes some good points in his “Entrepreneurship is a Roller Coaster, not a Cruise” article about dealing with those challenges. I would just add that coaching … Continue reading

Grow a Spine – Get Rid of Your Dead Weight Employees

    My fellow coach, Jay McDowell, has written about a situation that comes up regularly with my clients too. Does his story this have a ring of familiarity to you? Enjoy the read, Ormond Rankin ActionCOACH Business Coach   Grow a Spine – Get Rid of Your Dead Weight Employees   The call came in … Continue reading