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STARTING A BUSINESS?

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics roughly 20% of small businesses fail within the first year, 33% within the first two years and 50% within the first five years.

SCALING AN EXISTING BUSINESS?

A recent study conducted by Dunn & Bradstreet found that 90% of all business failures can be traced to poor management resulting from lack of business knowledge … the inability of management to critically think about their business.

With our proven track record of success in starting and scaling businesses, we are here to help small business entrepreneurs succeed. Our educational videos and business topic blogs provide the tools and advice needed to grow your business. Our certified business mentor’s video mentoring is tailored to each individual business, giving you the personalized guidance and assistance that you need to succeed. Be sure to download your free sample of “Small Business Thoughts Real-Time Strategic Planning” guide. With our expertise, you can gain the insights and experience you need to take your business to the next level.


Sample Our “Thoughts Library” Posts

Welcome to our weekly blog on small business thoughts! Here we will discuss topics related to marketing/sales, planning, business financial understanding, and Human Resources. Each week we’ll cover a different topic and provide you with tips, advice, and resources to help you make the best decisions for your small business. Whether you’re just starting out or have been in business for years, our blog can provide you with the information you need to take your business to the next level. So let’s get started!


  • Creating A Budget That Works For You
    A business budget is a tool that can be used to track and manage a company’s finances. It allows the company to see where its money is going and where cost cuts can be made. […]
  • Four Surprising Thoughts About Startups
    Be sure to view the free micro-video “Roadmap For Starting Your Business“. Copyright ©John Trenary 2022. All rights reserved.
  • Tips To Boost Your eMail Marketing Performance
    New challenges like inflation and labor shortages have left small businesses lacking the time and resources to maintain a robust marketing program. A recent survey found that 69% of business owners handle all of their […]
  • Four Common Budgeting Mistakes (And How To Avoid Them)
    Most people think budgeting is about money. Budgeting is actually about SMART goals (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, Time-Bound). Money is simply the tool a budget uses to achieve those goals. First the SMART goals need […]
  • Maximize Your Productivity – Tips for Mastering Time Management
    Most business owners are busy all day (and night) yet never catch up with their to-do list. How can you remedy this? Start by performing a time assessment. For two weeks, track how you spend […]
  • What Is Cash Flow?
    Lately, several new startup entrepreneurs have asked me to define cash flow. Cash flow is the term used to describe the movement of cash into and out of a business during a specific period. Companies […]


Sample Our “Micro-Videos”

“Grow your small business knowledge with easy-to-understand micro-videos!”

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