Owning your own business should be liberating!

If you feel like your business is running you,

you are not alone.

 

Marc Borrelli

 

Even when business is good it can be overwhelming, and when it is bad it is hard to know where to go. The economy is unpredictable, people are frustrating, and cash flow management is always a challenge. Learn how to operate in “the zone” – where you do well without doing more. In the zone, everything flows. Challenges are invigorating instead of overwhelming. Pressure transforms in to flow, and you feel unconstrained by time and resources. Learn how to do well without doing more.

Do you want:

  • TIME – More time to pursue passions with friend and families

  • PEOPLE – More freedom from people that drain your energy

  • MONEY – More money to do whatever you want, whenever you want to

Owning a business can be fun again.

Top athletes overcome many challenges to stay at the top of their game and in the zone. How? Have coaches to help with every facet of their performance. Consistent practice combined with constructive feedback and education from coaches and teammates ensures continuous improvement.

So be like a world class athlete and get a business coach to help you to help you get what you want?

Don’t do it alone, it doesn’t have to be this hard!

1 to 1 Coaching

 When you’re ready to…

  • Make better business decisions
  • Grow faster and smarter
  • Learn “real” productivity

 

Collaborative Peer Groups

Marc’s groups are designed for top business leaders who shoulder the weight of their company’s most important decisions. Find out how an executive peer group can make you a more effective leader.

Grow2Sell

The Value Builder System™ is a systematic approach for helping improve the value of your business inspired by the book Built to Sell: Creating a Business That Can Thrive Without You. After analyzing more than 40,000 businesses, we discovered those companies with a Value Builder Score of 80 or more received offers that are 71% higher than the average business.

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Character Matters

Character Matters

“It’s easier to hold to your principles 100% of the time than it is to hold to them 98% of the time.” — Clayton Christiansen. I have often written about the importance of a company’s Core Values. That’s because no matter what words you may have chosen as values, your organization’s Core Values are on display in how leadership and employees actually behave. As I’ve said before, how you have acted in the last twelve months will define your career for the next decade. Your character, and your company’s character, matters.

New Year’s Resolutions, Once More Unto the Breach

New Year’s Resolutions, Once More Unto the Breach

The holidays have been even quieter than normal, which has given me plenty of time to reflect on my New Year’s resolutions. Looking at 2021, I decided to use a completely new approach to lay out my goals.  The result of my new approach? A highly-detailed, accountable, actually achievable plan for the next year (I think). Wondering what this process looks like?

To Vaccinate or Not to Vaccinate, that is the Question

To Vaccinate or Not to Vaccinate, that is the Question

What do your employees, peers, and leadership team think of the COVID-19 vaccine? Will you require the vaccine, or will you let employees make individual decisions? As a leader, you need to steer the discussion about vaccines in your organization with your Core Values in mind. No matter what strategy your organization takes, the most important factor is going to be how you communicate your decision.

3 Ways You Could be Undermining Your Core Values

3 Ways You Could be Undermining Your Core Values

Can you answer “Why does your organization exist? What are your core values?” Great. Now, would your latest entry-level employee give a similar answer? How about someone who has been at your company for a year? Your core values give your organization a guiding mission. Many organizations pay this idea lip service, but their true commitment to their core values was tested this year. As we close out 2020, there’s no better time to examine how your organization is approaching your core values.

Are You Prepared for 2021 With Enough Cash?

Are You Prepared for 2021 With Enough Cash?

Companies don’t go bankrupt because they lose money; rather, they run out of cash. Where are we, heading into 2021? First, you can expect your cash to get tighter as we weather the current economic slowdown. Then, with a vaccine on the horizon, you will need to be positioned for growth. If you don’t have the cash you need, have you looked at how you can generate the cash internally? More on how to improve your cash conversion cycle…

Tony Hsieh, a Corporate Culture Icon, RIP

Tony Hsieh, a Corporate Culture Icon, RIP

In his work as Zappos CEO and elsewhere, Tony Hsieh believed, and proved, that culture is the most important thing in an organization. According to Hsieh, if you get the culture right, the rest will take of itself. How did Zappos do it? You can take a look at everything from the company’s interview questions, to “The Offer” to leave a position as a new hire. Hsieh believed that a company’s brand is just a reflection of the culture, and his legacy is felt across so many industries.

CEO, Try Thy Hiring System

CEO, Try Thy Hiring System

How does your company hire? I’ve seen the good, the bad, and the surprisingly ugly hiring processes in my career. From the HR email mix-ups to the interviewer watching the World Series while I responded to his questions, I’ve learned that you can tell a lot about an organization simply by examining the hiring experience. Are you chasing away the kind of people you need at your company?

What is Leadership?

What is Leadership?

What is it, exactly, that great leaders do? There are plenty of overused adages about “leadership” in business. It’s worth examining the tropes around leadership, plus the traits of the leaders who actually leave a mark. Great leaders are forged through adversity, and they leave a legacy. What does that look like in your organization?

Yes, We Are a Country (Team) Divided

Yes, We Are a Country (Team) Divided

The most clear-cut result of this election has been that we are divided as a country. I’m not going to discuss the why’s of either side. However, it’s urgent to talk about how to lead an organization full of people whose worldviews look completely different. As a leader, you have to get all these people to pull together, support each other, and achieve more as a team than they can individually. There are two fundamental ways to lead: Divide people, or Unite people.

Oh Boy, Does the U.S. Need Infrastructure!

Oh Boy, Does the U.S. Need Infrastructure!

When I first arrived in the United States, I couldn’t stop staring: why have Americans hung electrical wires from poles along the road, instead of burying them underground like other countries? The history of our infrastructure is actually fascinating. Everything from American waterways to why the U.S. is falling behind with electric cars can be traced back to infrastructure. Investments in infrastructure ripple across the economy, domestically and globally.