Jim Miley

The New Year: Moving from Planning To Execution

By Jim Miley / January 3, 2019 / 0 Comments

I love this season.  Yes, Christmas and the New Year make for great holidays with my birthday nestled just prior; but, this is a business post.  I’m talking about the transition from planning season to execution of energized plans.  We have found our investments in business planning to pay large dividends.  Increased sales, improved margins, […]

Read More

3 Key Elements For Tenacious Business Planning

By Jim Miley / November 24, 2018 / 0 Comments

Our client planning cycle seems like it has stretched a little this year.  It might just be me, but I feel like we’re working plans a little deeper and farther than in years past.  It’s good.  Sales growth, operational improvements, capacity expansion, developing teams…. All good for the business, the employees and the owners. I […]

Read More

Planning Your Business and the Theory of Everything

By Jim Miley / October 25, 2018 / 0 Comments

  I’m in a season of planning.  Business planning, sales planning, financial planning, career planning, wedding planning…. Went to a committee meeting at my church this week; yep, Worship Planning.  My wife and business partner frequently discuss plans for planning all these things we plan for clients, family and friends. Planning is critical to the […]

Read More

Prioritizing Sales Targets? – Try This Tool

By Jim Miley / September 27, 2018 / 0 Comments

With the 4th Quarter upon us, it’s time to start the Strategic Planning process which should mean Sales Planning.  This post gives you a simple tool to make prioritizing sales targets both easy and effective. Sales Planning for Small Business I’ve led or contributed to a few decades worth of Sales Planning cycles.  Large companies, […]

Read More

Brand Your Business:  A Great Place To Work

By Jim Miley / August 23, 2018 / 0 Comments

  Good people are hard to find!  Never has this been more true than in the current business climate.  Couple our white-hot economy to a shrinking skills pool and you get a super tight labor market. At near zero un-employment, job candidates become a little more scarce, a little more demanding, a little more flighty […]

Read More

We’re Too Small To Work On Branding… Aren’t We?

By Jim Miley / July 25, 2018 / 0 Comments

  Our clients are small businesses, owned and operated by individuals, usually started with little more than desire and a decent idea.  If you’ve run a small business, you know the feeling of watching every dollar; only wanting to act on very necessary things with a direct impact on the bottom line. Nearly all my […]

Read More

Top Ten Benefits of Business Coaching

By Jim Miley / June 27, 2018 / 0 Comments

      When people ask about business coaching, it becomes apparent that the idea of coaching varies between individuals. The common thread is that everyone comes seeking help with some area of their business, but the starting point is all over the map. “I’m having such a hard time with employee turnover. As soon as I […]

Read More

Building Positive Culture in your Business

By Jim Miley / May 24, 2018 / 1 Comment

  How Do You Build Positive Culture in your Business? This question comes in many forms. Challenges to a positive, collaborative team seem to arise every day. Whether it’s a co-worker not carrying their weight, the boss taking sides or another difficult customer, the struggle is real.  It can be very difficult for business owners […]

Read More