Any business owner will tell you that Marketing and Sales are the engine rooms of your business. What most people struggle with is integrating Marketing, Sales, and Service. I was recently
The best form of Marketing is still Word of Mouth. For example, most people chose their financial advisor through Social Inclusion. Their advisor is someone they know in their Social
Are you seeking business plan help? We help entrepreneurs and business leaders design the business that is right for them. The starting point is the development of your Business Plan
I shared five reasons why experienced entrepreneurs get stuck in a previous blog posting. Welcome to part two, where I share five additional reasons experienced entrepreneurs get stuck. Underinvesting in their
When I give a speech, I often ask the audience, “If you had to choose just one word that is critical to the success of a business, what would that
Most of the people with whom we work are already successful. They come to us because they are stuck. They have reached a ceiling of complexity. Recently, I have been
“Where relationships matter, so too, do conversations.” Dean Harder High performers attract and retain the right clients. Dean Harder is a Covenant Group client and a high performing financial advisor. Dean has
If you are the owner of a business, there are two issues to consider about your role. 1. The time frame or time span within which you think and plan for the
When you ask the enormously successful to what they attribute their success, they often say things like hard work, dedication, commitment, and sometimes whatever version of God they believe in.
Leadership is the ability to set a direction and coordinate the actions of others in implementing what is required to realize your goal(s). Dean Harder is a long time Covenant Group client.
For much of our adult life, we spend more time at work than in any other area of our lives. As a result, we often plan our life around our
How do you become known? In a digital world, what is marketing? Most people view marketing as a cost. A good approach to marketing starts with the impact you make on
Goal setting is arguably the most important part of success. When we set goals, however, we often leave out the most crucial part—the process. Most of us don’t achieve most
“Someone I loved once gave me a box full of darkness. It took me years to understand that this too, was a gift.” As Mary Oliver, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet points out,
A client recently said to me, "I feel like I can tell you matters that are so private that I have not voiced them with my spouse/children/partners". "You never laugh
For many of us, December marks the beginning of the annual season of giving. It’s also a time for planning the year ahead. Yet giving and planning are seldom integrated
When we hear the term “Baby Boomers” our minds tend to be flooded with thoughts about succession planning and the so-called “Great Wealth Transfer”. What if I were to tell
My friend and client is a large general contractor/project manager in Ontario. He purchased a gristmill built in the 1860’s with the idea of converting it to condos. The three-foot
Elon Musk is one busy man working to tackle some extremely ambitious projects. At this year’s TED Conference in April, Musk spoke of some ideas that are the focus of
The topic of leadership has been written about countless times, yet so many of us get it wrong. We often read descriptors like “a Sheppard herding sheep” to describe leaders.
The art of persuasion needs to be mastered by business owners. Entrepreneurs who are able to employ the art of persuasion may find it easier to receive financing, ensure new clients
One of the key differentiating points between average and high producers we emphasize at The Covenant Group is the time frame or time span in which they think and work.
What is Mindfulness Meditation? Dan Siegal, a prominent psychiatrist and advocate of Mindfulness would say that mindfulness is being present without being swept up by judgements. Researchers have found that being present affects our