Skip to main content

Category Archives: Entrepreneurial advice

The Workshop That Will Make Your Life Easier

In continuation of our commitment to serving you better, we at TBT have been getting out of the building and listening to what you have to say. And boy do you have lots to say. In particular, a number of you have been very vocal about having a business idea, but not knowing what to do next. There are a number of different ways you could deal wit... Continue reading

Vulnerability is a Strength in a Startup Business

I hope you consider vulnerability a strength. Being vulnerable saves you money and time in a startup – lots of it! Most startups start as an 'isolated belief' inside the founder’s head. Founders can incubate on their ideas inside for years. But if you want to eventually have a customer pay you for your valuable idea, you must expose it – an... Continue reading

1 Tip to Grow Your Business

Observe your customers pattern for business growth

Get a new perspective! How many times have you walked into a store and been naturally drawn to one area? Or have been shopping online and ‘abandoned your cart’ because the check-out area was too complicated or too hard to find? If as a business owner you’re struggling with sluggish sales and lackluster conversions - it’s time to get a n... Continue reading

The Secret to a Productive Business Team

The key to a productive business team The Business Therapist

Do you know a great salesperson with really sloppy paperwork skills? Maybe a fantastic bookkeeper who'd be mortified if they had to go out and procure new clients? We all have strengths and weaknesses. The strongest, most effective business business teams have a diversity of strengths. Consider this: It’s really hard to improve our weakness... Continue reading

Startup Business Plan vs Business Model Canvas

Supporters of the Business Model Canvas (BMC) seem to have a tendency to quickly throw the idea of a business plan under a bus. But I don’t think it’s correct to think of the BMC and a business plan as opponents. Filling out your business model canvas involves going through the different sections and developing your hypotheses, or best guess... Continue reading

The Dangers of Passion in a Business Startup

When I had the opportunity to ask a very successful, grey haired business man what words of wisdom he would give someone just starting in business, he said, “Be passionate.” In fact, the quality of being passionate when you start a business is a key success factor - but in a business startup, having passion can also be very dangerous! A st... Continue reading

Business Insights – Learn, Act, Grow

Business insights are under rated! Sure, we all collect a few at random as we burn through our business life, but there is actually a valuable methodology to getting insights that will make your business better! I am not talking about boring informational insights you might get from reading a blog or something – these are real insights about y... Continue reading

Failing Forward and Enjoying it!

The Business Therapist® team is deep into the marketing and production of a new product. It will be by far the best program of digital business advice yet, thanks to our openness to embrace failure! If we were stuck trying be perfect the first time around, i.e. no failures, it would not be possible. Key point: Embracing failures and learning... Continue reading

The Five Year Overnight Success

When I became serious about a digital business strategy in 2008, I had a concern about how to handle the future success. I was worried that after a lot of hard work and the marketplace recognized the success, the response would be: “That would have been easy to do” Then we switched into a higher gear in 2010 with a new website, and one higher... Continue reading

Your Business – Mission Statement or Manifesto?

What is the difference between a business having a 'manifesto' and a 'mission statement'? I have done very little research on this topic, but I don’t think there is much difference in theory. But I just like the word  'manifesto'. (Did you see my hands moving when I said it?) A manifesto is just a better and cooler way to state what your busin... Continue reading