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Interview: Business Model vs. Business Plan

I recently appeared on the Sage Advisors radio program discussing the differences between business models and business plans.  Below you can find the replay link as well as the promo copy for the interview. My Guest, Jim Muehlhausen JD has enjoyed the privilege of working with hundreds of business leaders, from both big and small companies, on an […]


Noomii Interview Replay

I had the priviledge of discussing business models with a leading coaching organization this week. Thanks to the fine folks at Noomii for the chance to share ideas. Here’s a replay of the interview here:   or download at


5 Checkpoints Before Changing your Business Model

Most people do not like change, not really. Humans are creatures of habit, and whilst they like the excitement that change can bring, they are averse to the apprehension and the uncertainty that comes with it. We only truly enjoy change when the change we’ve made becomes the norm, when the initial fear fades and […]


The Best Marketing May be None at All

Marketing can be a daunting task. It’s always more difficult and expensive than anticipated. Sometimes the frustration of those factors causes us to make bad decisions like cutting corners or, worse yet, convincing ourselves that under-spending will probably work out alright. Unfortunately, getting your marketing 90% right sometimes yields a 0% benefit. Take the marketing […]


Don’t be afraid to narrow your niche

I saw the van below in a parking lot and it struck me as a shockingly narrow and unusual niche. This stands in stark contrast to many businesses who want to be all things to all people. They sport slogans like, “For all your… needs.” Common sense and human psychology dictate that you cannot be […]


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