Jim Miley

4 Keys To Managing Your Business Through Disaster

By Jim Miley / September 9, 2021 / 0 Comments

While I’m standing in the scattered, messy recovery from hurricane Ida’s damage, no other topic is suitable for a blog post.   I’ve lived in hurricane alley all of my life so dealing with the aftermath of natural disaster is just something I grew up with.  My childhood memories include hurricanes Betsy and Camille.  More recent […]

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evaluating sales performance

Four Key Elements For Evaluating Sales Performance

By Jim Miley / July 7, 2021 / 0 Comments

Evaluating sales performance should be nuanced for most businesses, but many owners are too quick to look simply at the bottom-line sales dollars.  It’s easy to understand why business leaders just want to skip to the total dollars.  Money is the fuel that keeps the business engine running and pays the bills.  Dollars are also […]

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Strong Team

Five Essentials to Building a Strong Team

By Jim Miley / May 24, 2021 / 0 Comments

Leading a small business can be hard.  Leading a small business without a strong team is a lot harder. You cast the vision, you take the risks, you produce results that enable the business to grow; then if you grow enough to need employees, you manage a team of people. Whether you’ve already got a team […]

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Integrity

Faith in Business: Do You Have Integrity in Your Leadership?

By Jim Miley / March 23, 2021 / 4 Comments

It’s near-universally agreed that integrity is a desirable characteristic in people; especially so in leaders.  We look for evidence of integrity in hiring decisions and when seeking partners for business ventures.  Integrity is super important for healthy interpersonal relationships.  Everybody says they want integrity. So What is Integrity? My online dictionary defines integrity this way:  […]

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The Recipe for Overnight Success

The Recipe for Overnight Success

By Jim Miley / January 26, 2021 / 0 Comments

You’ve seen them; those people and businesses that rocket ahead.  They might be your friend who’s climbed the ladder of success with their firm. Or a business in your sphere that just keeps growing; adding customers, building their team, expanding their borders and you think; must be nice… Poof! Overnight success. It’s nice to see […]

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One Tip for Relationship Building with Your Team

By Jim Miley / November 17, 2020 / 0 Comments

It’s all about relationships.  Most people agree on that but how to apply it in our business lives can be a bit elusive.  The gumbo that is developing relationships while leading a high performing work team can lead to either the most rewarding and soul nourishing of experience or a bland and soupy broth you […]

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Small Decisions

In Leading Your Business – Can You, or Should You?

By Jim Miley / September 28, 2020 / 0 Comments

As a business owner, you make a lot of decisions.  Some decisions seem very important while others look insignificant.  The reality is that the decisions you make do have varying degrees of consequences but, all of your decisions are important.  Call it “just part of the gig” that you’ve taken on as a business leader […]

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social justice and business leadership

A Business Owner Take on Social Justice and Business Leadership

By Jim Miley / August 11, 2020 / 1 Comment

Like most people I’ve been thinking a lot about the recent friction in our culture and how I am called to respond to it.  Personally and professionally; in the whole of my life that includes my business.    As a confessing Christian, my response carries the appropriate burden of testing my feelings through the guidance […]

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