Closing Out the Year, Celebrate Your Gains
BrainTrust Director of Business Development, Morgan Lee Stanley, recently led our team through our annual planning day, starting with a SWOT analysis. We reviewed the data from our last planning meeting, going over the Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats as we’d identified them last go-round. This exercise
Where are the Blindspots in Your Business?
Remember when you were first learning to drive a car and the instructor taught you to be aware of blindspots? The thing about blindspots is that they’re so subtle and SO CLOSE to you that your reaction time is limited - leaving you exposed to real danger.
You Can’t Be What You Can’t See: Leading the Way for Women Business Owners
"You Can’t Be What You Can’t See." - Marian Wright Edelman A powerful quote from the Sundance Documentary “Miss Representation” that exposes how our culture contributes to the under-representation of women in positions of power and influence in America. As a peer-to-peer membership for women business owners, BrainTrust is
3 Steps to Align Your Team to Achieve Your Business Vision
Imagine watching a soccer game where players run haphazardly around the field, unsure of which position they’re playing or even which goal is theirs. Sounds like chaos, right? Unfortunately, sometimes that’s what happens when organizations lack alignment. In business, alignment refers to organizing the various departments, teams, or
Company Culture Can Make or Break your Business
Company culture is important for many different reasons, but workplace culture has not always been created with women in mind. Learn how designing good company culture can take your business to the next level.
Accountability Is A Culture Issue
Ever heard the quote: “If more than one person is accountable, no one is accountable”? Don’t let this statement be true for your company. Learn how to establish an accountability process for your team today. Great leaders know that positive accountability creates a culture of trust, engagement, and
How to Find Funding Options for your Business
Every business starts with a great idea. And while it may come as a surprise for many entrepreneurs, having that great idea is actually the easy part of starting a business. What’s much more challenging is paving the way from idea to product development to product launch.
How A Core Purpose Can Make You More Profitable
How creating a core purpose helps you lead better, profit more, and increase team effort. Plus 4 steps to help you create a successful statement. There is so much to do and consider when running a business. As a business owner, you have to prioritize what is important
9 Meeting Rules You Need to Implement Today
How many of us have found ourselves saying “that meeting was such a waste of my time”? Learn the 9 meeting rules that will save you time, keep your team aligned, and produce more productive outcomes. THE RULES As the CEO of your organization, you have to teach your
2022 Small Business and Entrepreneurial Trends
As a new year starts, business owners start cleaning out our work "closets" to prepare for change and business growth strategy. If you’re like me, you got a head start by working over the holidays. It's a great time to get prepared for dealing with developing business