This is a guest post from Gokul Padmanabhan, owner of Restoration Brokers of America. Gokul and I have known each other for about 7 years now. We started to talk approximately four years before I was ready to sell my business and we’ve stayed in touch over the past three years since the sale of my … Read More
“The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.”
This oft-quoted Chinese proverb has as much meaning in business as in life!
I just completed a call with a client. Once again, we discussed a challenge he’s having with a particular task. To increase gross profit in one of his departments, he… Read More
In my role as a coach, I speak with owners of restoration businesses every day. My observation: The most successful have a tight process around their invoicing, payables and collections activities. They don’t “hope” for strong cash flow. They have a system which ensures it!
Here are three areas to… Read More
Can you believe it? We’re just a couple of short weeks away from the 2nd half of 2020. What an unusual year it’s been so far, too. Canceled conferences have meant so many missed opportunities. Conferences are the best way, after all, to catch up with old friends in the industry, make new connections, and… Read More
From as far back as I can remember, I wanted to own my own business. As a kid, I looked up to different family friends who owned various businesses: a grocery store, an insurance agency, a camera shop and even a restaurant. The idea of owning a business fascinated and compelled me. I didn’t know what business… Read More
Updated 3/31/2020 at 5:15 p.m.Assistance for Small Businesses
The Paycheck Protection Program prioritizes millions of Americans employed by small businesses by authorizing up to $349 billion toward job retention and certain other expenses.
Small businesses and eligible nonprofit organizations,… Read More
Over the past ten days, I’ve spoken with a lot of people in the restoration industry who are being impacted in different ways by what’s going on in the world. With Covid-19, affecting all of us to varying degrees, we are now in a new-normal, which at this moment, is still unraveling and it’s unsettling for… Read More
For some of you, this will be a reminder of a little acronym your first heard about years ago and for others, it will me the first time.
The acronym SMART has a number of slightly different variations, which can be used to provide a more comprehensive definition for goal setting:
S – specific, significant,… Read More
“Restoration Business Coaching” means different things to different owners. When I begin working with a new client, there are typically two to three initial areas of focus and as we continue to work together, we tend to examine other areas of the business with the aim to achieve a particular… Read More
This is a guest blog from my friend Chuck Clifford at Synobis Network Solutions. Earlier this month, Chuck and I got into a discussion over breakfast on the topic of ransomware. Fun stuff, right?!? The more I started to read on the topic, the more it became clear to me that as a business coach, I focus on… Read More