Strategy and Planning

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 […]

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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 […]

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Quit Sabotaging Your Business With This Frequent Mistake

By Sue Miley / July 19, 2018 / 0 Comments

  I get so excited when I get to meet with a new business client, especially one who is starting a new business! I think about all of the progress that can be made because this is a person who is getting help at the beginning. But, then I often hear phrases like: “If we […]

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Time – The American Idol

By Abigail Holley / June 6, 2018 / 0 Comments

  One major focus in the world today is time efficiency. Our keen alertness to how quickly our lives are moving is not only present but also important to several of us. We’re surrounded by time efficient programs: phone updates, traffic updates and maps, order-online features, delivery companies, online scheduling tools, video conferencing… you name […]

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Simplicity & William George Jordan – Empower Yourself with Less

By Shelby Thomas / March 8, 2018 / 0 Comments

Inspiration for Simplicity People often ask me (or maybe I am just waiting for them to) about my sources for inspiration, values, and principles. As long as I can remember, I have been infatuated with a simpler time…a time not too long ago where it seemed respect, manners, higher thought, and discipline were held to […]

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Entrepreneurial Spirit

Do You Have the Entrepreneurial Spirit?

By Sue Miley / February 22, 2018 / 0 Comments

  I was really large when I was almost 31 years old.  I was specifically swollen in the stomach region with the inflammation of twins growing rapidly.  Even six months pregnant, I was thinking about running a business.  It may be that I had been on bed rest for 3 months already and couldn’t wait […]

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manage, clarity

Two Players Can’t Wear the Same Number: How to Manage your Team

By Jim Miley / January 31, 2018 / 2 Comments

“Managing the people, that’s the hardest part.”  Such a common sentiment from business owners. A large part of our mission at Crossroads is to ease the burden for small business owners so helping them lead, manage and coach their people is a hot topic around here. Throughout the planning cycle, we work to identify opportunities, […]

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The Best Laid Plans That Never Happened

By Sue Miley / November 16, 2017 / 0 Comments

  “Was it the plan?” asked the company that missed its goals.  Business coaches, mentors and media come out of the woodwork in the fourth quarter of every year and tell you to plan.  I did it.  We had a whole series on it.  And I believe wholeheartedly in plans. But… only if we implement […]

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