Could Your Customers Be Driving You To Distraction?

HOW TO OVERCOME THE UNIQUE CHALLENGES OF EMERGING BUSINESSES (20-100 EMPLOYEES) ARTICLE #2 IN THE SERIES. “Growth does not always lead a business to build on success. All too often it converts a highly successful business into a mediocre large business,” Richard Branson, Founder, Virgin Atlantic Airways, 1993 speech to the Institute of Directors, London. Strategy […]

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Going Broke? How Is That Even Possible?

How to Overcome the Unique Challenges of Emerging Businesses (20-100 Employees) Article #3 in the series. You never imagined. The year your business’s revenues finally broke through. In a big way. Years of hard work and sacrifice building to this moment of—a drained bank account, a dwindled credit line and diminished owner assets. “If I can […]

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The Case For “Business Builders” (intrapreneurship) in the Modern Organization

Entrepreneurship gets its share of press, but intrapreneurship is its lesser- known relative. While I dislike the term intrapreneurship, I prefer the term ‘business builder’. Business builders can be growing or building any type of organization – for profit, non-profit, educational and government. There is a myriad of reasons why it’s important, and how it can benefit […]


Rethinking Balance

It seems nowadays everyone is trying to find balance in their life. There’s a whole cottage industry built on self-help books on the topic, after all. I wonder if we should consider a different perspective when it comes to juggling all of life’s demands. Think about achieving personal and professional satisfaction over a lifetime instead […]

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Change Happens (and 3 Tips How to Manage It)

Few things are more predictable than change. This is true in both our personal and professional lives. It’s the new normal. Success, then, requires being nimble and pivoting when necessary. Entrepreneurs know this well, and we see it often at The NIIC. We are excited by both the promise and potential of some significant changes in […]

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