Remembering 9/11

Remembering the Innocent…   forever in our hearts. As the anniversary of the September 11th 2001 terrorist attacks is upon us, we must never forget those who perished or sacrificed their lives for others. I personally hope in some way that in our 21st century where everything is expected yesterday, and it seems that many […]

Why You Need Coaching

This is the first of a four-part series on coaching, business coaching to be exact. However, before discussing the results from having a business professional on call and working with you, I thought back to my experience in sports.   Although not a big fan of tennis or golf, I am reminded of this while […]

Measuring Marketing ROI

Last week we posted our second article on the competencies of High Impact / High Growth companies. The article covered How to Budget Your Marketing Spend which included online and social media. This newsletter is focused on how to make sense of the data. Although the internet and social media platforms allow for almost unlimited […]

High Impact Firms Part 2

Introduction – Marketing Spend In our last post we summarized HIF’s- High Impact Firms – let me backtrack and spend a little more time describing how we got here. One of the top entrepreneurial foundations (Kauffman) built on the research started in 1980’s by MIT. One of their researchers, David Birch, identified the characteristics of […]

High Impact Firms

Introduction – The End Game If you look hard at the business practices of the most successful companies, the elite 5% of all small businesses, you will find 4 general competencies. This is not a tale of just landscape companies, it is the story of all companies that started small and became billion dollar firms. […]