You’re Hired!: Easy Tips to Help You Avoid BIG Hiring Mistakes

One of the big themes in 2015 that I’m seeing with all my clients is building a great team, which I love because no matter what the size of your business - you cannot do it all alone. Well you can, but you’ll be overwhelmed, tired, stressed and not having any fun :-) Why Having a Team is Important Having a team allows you to better leverage your time and talents - and focus on what you do best - so you can support your clients in getting the results they desire (and get paid well for it, … [Read more...]

What Will You Say YES To?

Is 2015 going splendidly for you so far? This is not a post about resolutions or goals (nor is about whether or not you are achieving them). This is a personal note that’s been weighing on my heart to share. And of course one really amazing tip for your business (you know I can’t help myself!). Last year at this time I fell on the ice and got a concussion (ouch!). 2 weeks after that, I fell down a flight of stairs, well actually it was more like I went sledding without a sled, and tore … [Read more...]

Want to Conquer Time Poverty? Enter Your Genius Zone.

Do any of these statements sound familiar? There just aren’t enough hours in the day - you’re always stressed because you never seem to have ample time to accomplish everything. You zip through your day, going from task to task, but when the day is over, it doesn’t feel like you got anything done at all. Your burgeoning to-do list is nearly driving you insane. If this sounds like you, you’re experiencing time poverty. What on earth is that?! When you’re in time poverty, you’re always … [Read more...]

3 Companies that Make Their Clients #1 – and Why You Should be Doing the Same…

So often we hear about the Customer Service Hall of Shame – but what about companies that top the Hall of Fame list instead? Here are three top companies that make customer satisfaction a main priority: Ritz-Carlton doesn’t just wait for the unexpected to happen – they plan for accidents and mistakes to help employees prepare for a variety of situations. This is a win-win since customer complaints are a reality, especially in the hospitality industry. Planning ahead gives employees a … [Read more...]

The MOST Important Question You Can Ask

I recently read an article in Fast Company that shared the most important question to ask a new team member: “Describe a decision that the company has made that raises an eyebrow for you?” I think it’s brilliant question – even if a little scary. We spend a lot of time looking for and selecting talented people for our teams, whether they are full time employees, contract staff or virtual team members. They come to us with a fresh perspective, aren’t hung up on the way “we” do things, … [Read more...]

4 Simple Steps for Evaluating and Accelerating Business Performance, Productivity and Profits for 2014

Is it me or is this year zooming by?! I've been having a lot of conversations with business owners the past couple of weeks and when I ask "how is your year going?" the response I am getting "I think it's going okay" If you haven't already, now is a great time for you to review your annual goals and see how you are doing. Don’t wait until the end of the year to realize you are far from where you wanted to be. Take some time and evaluate your business. Measure your progress, identify the … [Read more...]

Creating Steady Cash Flow: Top 12 Questions Business Owners Ask – Part 6

Focus, Money (and lack of), Self-Doubt, CEO Success Style, Revenue Generating Activities vs. Non-Revenue Generating Activities, so many thing you need to think about as a CEO and business owner. Where do you turn to? How do you balance it all? In the last post of my series on the Top 12 Questions Business Owners Ask, I’m going to let you know my thoughts on these two questions! 11. There is so much information and so many personal development programs out there. I’ve bought them all yet … [Read more...]

Podcast: Top 12 Questions to Generating More Business Revenue (Part 5)

In this super short and practical Podcast Series, Businesss Growth Strategist Kim Pisolkar, answers the Top 12 Questions People Ask when it comes to generating more business revenue and profit. Listen below and discover the answers today so that you can have the fun, flexible and profitable business that you envisioned on opening day! Do you know what vibe you are sending out? Let's uncover the unconscious messages you are sending with this quick podcast.   Want to find what … [Read more...]

How to get in Sync with Your Business Partner

Business partnerships can be a tricky thing, whether you know the person well (see my Huffington Post article on How to Run a Successful Business With Your Spouse) or found your partner through networking or other business opportunities. Sometimes we are thrown into these partnerships by an opportunity that is too good to pass up and while they may not all be the ideal pairings we need to be able to make the relationships work in order to have our businesses be successful. Real Life Example: A … [Read more...]

Creating Steady Cash Flow: Top 12 Questions Business Owners Ask – Part 5

Ahh, today we are talking about self-doubt and how it can effect your income as well as your cash flow. After running your business for a while, having a few successes, it’s completely normal (and expected) to hit a few roadblocks on your way. So what are the questions I get from CEO’s around success and self-doubt? Read on below. 9. I was so successful in my career and as a business owner I feel like a big, fat failure. I went to business because I thought I would get to be my own boss … [Read more...]