How The Pumpkin Plan Method Creates Profitable Growth

It’s about profitable growth. After all, if your business is growing but so are your expenses, and you are not actually making money, what exactly is the point?
Cost savings and profitable growth won’t magically happen by themselves 

Boost Your Profits with Niche Strategy

There are so many good reasons why small businesses should focus their offering on a clearly defined niche. One of the most compelling is that niche strategy not only helps you attract more clients like a magnet, but it does so more profitably, boosting your profits and putting more dollars in your pocket!

Business Plan Templates Don't Work - But Here's Something that Does!

Business Plan Templates Don’t Work – But Here’s Something that Does!

If the thought of writing a business plan makes you want to cry, swear a little, and then frantically search the internet for a free template that actually makes sense before giving up and cracking that bottle of tequila you’ve been saving…

The Top 10 Problems Profit First Solves in Your Business

Over the last weekend, I got to read Profit First, the newest book from Mike Michalowicz. As I read, I thought of one client after another who could benefit from implementing Profit First in his or her business. In talking to business owners day in and day out about the challenges they face in their business, I hear a lot of the same challenges coming up over and over. Many of these challenges relate to managing finances in the business.

The True Path to A Profitable Business

I am a convert. “Profit First: A Simple System to Transform Any Business From A Cash-Eating Monster to a Money-Making Machine” will be here in less than a week, and for small business owners all over the world, not a moment too soon. I have had the privilege of reading an advance copy of this third book from author (and Provendus CEO) Mike Michalowicz, and the following is a summary of what I love about it.

The Real Formula for Profitability

While I have co-founded, built and sold two multi-million dollar technology service firms, I admit they were never truly profitable. Every increase in revenue seemed to be matched with an even greater increase in expenses. Every day I checked (and still do) my bank balances. As the balances would climb and fall, so would my confidence and my spending. I lavishly incurred new, unnecessary expenses when my bank account was fat. I panicked when it was thin.

Mike M holding up Pumpkin Plan

The Keys to Profit Growth

The key to growing your profits is to bring in more revenues, right? Not necessarily. While most business owners focus on growing the sales and revenue side of their business, they often miss key issues that are impacting their profitability.

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Small Business Finances: Myth vs. Reality

After many years of working with thousands of Small Businesses, I have noticed that finance is often an área of weakness for small business owners. They say that the language of business is finance, but unfortunately, most small businesses do not fully understand this language.

Boost Sales – with LESS Cost & LESS Effort

Managing your sales activities to focus on the most profitable customers and products is key to the success of your business.

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Are You Sabotaging Your Sales? What Every Business Owner Should Know About Communicating True Value

Ask an entrepreneur about the biggest challenges in his business, and you will inevitably hear that his potential customers don’t see or understand the value of his product or service. The entrepreneur’s prospects are not buying, or they are asking for a lower price. One thing strikes me about this issue – entrepreneurs often “blame” the customer. The lament – why don’t these people understand how valuable my offering is? Why don’t they see that my offering is so much better than my competitor’s, (who just happens to be undercutting my prices)?