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Best of thoughtLEADERS 2017: Our 9th Year of Badassed Blogging

It’s time again for our annual year in review list of the BEST posts we’ve published over the last 12 months. Welcome to the 2017 edition of The Figgies (our NINTH YEAR of em!  Wow!) which are the awards we give ourselves for writing awesome blog content (here are the 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, […]

How rigorous is your approach to pricing your products or services?

Our reader poll today asks: How rigorous is your approach to pricing your products or services? – Very — we’re pretty analytical and rigorous about it: 58% – Somewhat — we do some analysis and occasionally focus on it: 29% – Not very — we infrequently analyze and focus on pricing: 8% – Not at […]

Can Thought Leadership Be Quantified and Measured? Oh YES!

The ROI of thought leadership can be hard to quantify but there is definitely a return on the investment. Positioning yourself as an expert carries huge benefits. Today’s post is by Ken Lizotte, author of The Speaker’s Edge (CLICK HERE to get your copy). Positioning yourself and your firm as a leading edge thinker and […]

Hey Entrepreneurs – No One Cares about Your Technology

Building the technology that is the foundation of your business is the easy part of being an entrepreneur. If you want to build a great business, you need to focus on execution and operations. Without them, you’ve go nothing. I recently spoke at a local entrepreneur event WakeUp StartUp and I was asked what matters […]

What it Really Takes to Run Your Own Firm

People tell me all the time “I want to do what you do.” They have some glorified vision of what it means to be an entrepreneur. The day to day grittiness of it is something that few understand. Here’s a view into that day to day. Entrepreneurship is a great life – as long as […]

What do you believe is the most effective form of growth?

Our reader poll today asks: What do you believe is the most effective form of growth? – Organic: 49% – Acquisition: 15% – Geographic expansion: 10% – New product introduction: 23% – Other: 3% Go organic. The large majority of you are fans of growing your existing business and taking it to new customers or […]