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We had an exciting milestone recently. We got there by having entirely the wrong plan from day one.

November 27, 2023

The most successful business people I know have one trait that's kinda the last thing you expect.

November 20, 2023

Being supportive of suppliers is good for your business. But here are the red flags that mean it's time to bring the hammer down.

November 13, 2023

You think of disruption being about new competitors. Think again, small business people.

November 6, 2023

The idea that management is awesome and should always be obeyed is strange and old in 2023.

October 30, 2023
Avoid saying "you should"

You'll be much more charming if you don't use two words that people love to use, thinking they're helping.

October 23, 2023

We just spent close to 6 figures making some new ads, and it's not for the reasons you think.

October 16, 2023
Business grandparenthood

It is a sweet feeling meeting new staff you didn't hire, didn't train, and they're carrying on the mission you started.

October 10, 2023

Sure you're making no money under massive stress but also those early years of your business are great. Don't forget to enjoy them.

October 2, 2023

Beware of advice from tool guys. Disrespecting the skills of everyone else is built deep into the DNA of so many tech hustlers.

September 11, 2023

Turns out the #1 excuse sales people use for losing the sale isn't even in the client's Top 10 decision factors.

September 4, 2023

The most awful conversation I've ever had with a business partner.

August 28, 2023

Ian Whitworth is a reformed advertising creative director turned entrepreneur with a successful national group of businesses that he doesn’t work in day to day. Read more

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