Our August issue speaks to the challenges 80% of American small business owners have when school starts back up. Like many of you, I’m caring for my granddaughter for a season, and it has my life topsy-turvy while my business demands attention to routine and detail. I hope you find a little grace, direction and solid footing through the words of our contributors inside! Through their eyes, you may see the other side of chaos – and smile, renewed. And as you know, this season is just ramping up. Let’s be ready for the upcoming crazy that IS football, marketing, weekend demands and new hires!
Our cover shot is John Carroll, international speaker and author and our monthly business coaching contributor. Tune into this guy, he’s writing for several magazines, teaching thousands of American business owners how to build globally recognized businesses – and he wants to encourage you to think BIG, too. When John Carroll talks, I listen.
New to our team this quarter is none other than Candy Barone. She’s going to wrap your head around ROI capitalization. We are wasting TOO much time and money focused on the wrong returns in our companies, and they can’t give us what we really need to build and grow wisely. Don’t miss her introductory article inside.
In addition, many of us are building our businesses while caring for kids that need even more than our generous attention. Charity Kountz is a children’s book author juggling a career in real estate, and her feature article takes you through her journey in the school system and business during the elementary years. You’ll find her perspective refreshing.
Whether you travel for business or are wondering if you should, pondering the ways you can begin to contribute in a larger way to your community, or want to develop an enjoyable, effective team culture in your business to make more money than you’re making today – this issue is for you!
As always, if you have suggestions, comments, or want to voice your opinion, please send an email to Susan@OffBeatBusiness.com. Good or bad, I always want to hear from you and continue to improve.
Enjoy! ~ Susan