Where Is Your Time Best Spent?

© 2014 Tony Bodoh Last night I met the co-owner of a packaged goods bakery that he runs with 15 employees.  He and I were talking about the mindset of successful business owners when he said, “There is nothing more valuable than an owner’s time.”  I nodded in agreement.  He continued.  “I just had this discussion…

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New Thinking Leads To New Options

© Tony Bodoh for LeaderBridge™ “I have more demand than I can take. I’m saying ‘no’ to a lot of really good opportunities.” Vinny’s client was frustrated. He knew the demand for his services was there, he just could not figure out how to grow his business.  He wasn’t making enough to afford the hefty…

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Listening Through the Ears of a Mentor

© 2014 Tony Bodoh for LeaderBridge™ Sometimes you can be doing everything right, but your prospects keep saying “No.” That’s what happened a few years ago for one of Vinny’s clients who runs a business supporting music labels and indie artists.  The business was built where the founder lived – in a major city but…

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When Business and Personal Goals Converge

© 2014 Tony Bodoh and Vinny Ribas for LeaderBridge™ As a business owner, chances are you have a pretty firm grasp on what you want your business to accomplish.  You’ve set financial goals. You know how many new customers you want to attract. You probably have other measuring sticks for different aspects of the business…

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4 Proven Key Differences Between Successful and Failed Small Businesses

2014 Tony Bodoh I looked up from my screen and rubbed my tired eyes.  I’d been at it for hours and I still had no luck.  “Why is it so hard to find the information I want?  Surely, there are resources out there.” I thought to myself. I was trying to find hard facts, backed…

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Before The Chain Breaks

© Vinny Ribas and Tony Bodoh for Leaderbridge One of the most important aspects of your ongoing success is the smoothness of your business operations. There is a chain that begins from the development of a product or service and extends all the way through delivery to the customer, and then on through follow-ups with…

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Clarity Of Vision

© 2014 Vinny Ribas and Tony Bodoh for Leaderbridge ™ Business Growth Insight:  One of the most critical challenges that business owners often have is painting a very clear picture of what they want their business to look like 3-5 years in the future. This is your business vision, and should be specific and sensory…

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Mental Blocks To Business Growth

 2014 Vinny Ribas and Tony Bodoh for LeaderBridge™ Business Growth Insight: There are countless obstacles that can stand in the way of a small business growing into a very large one.  In that list are 3 that stem solely from the business owner’s mindset and perspective.  The first is the owner’s inability to see a…

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Thinking Like The Owner Of A Big Business

© 2014 Vinny Ribas and Tony Bodoh for LeaderBridge™ Business Growth Insight: Experts can tell you countless ‘secrets’ to effective business growth. However, the most important one may also be the most often neglected.  It is the basic fact that it is difficult, if not impossible for a business owner to grow his business employing…

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Building Business Beyond Yourself

 © 2014 Tony Bodoh and Vinny Ribas for LeaderBridge™ Business Growth Insight: In the early years of my first consulting business, I (Tony) struggled to grow the business. I worked really hard and tried to do everything that the experts said. I networked, submitted proposals and even won a few contracts. But nothing really worked…

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