Why Do Customers Hire You?

Why do your customers pay for your goods or services? Why do they keep coming back? When I ask these questions to the entrepreneurs I work with, they are often unsure. They’re so busy “doing what they do” that they haven’t considered asking their customers why they chose them (or keep choosing them).  Understanding your […]

The 1000LB Task

We all have big, scary tasks that we dread doing. So we put them off. We build them up in our minds until they’re far larger and far more frightening than they actually are in reality.  Allowing a 1000 LB task to linger takes our attention and bandwidth, and we can no longer see that […]

Join Us For Our Next Lunch And Learn

In recent meetings with individual and group clients (and in our last blog post), I’ve talked about delegation and the challenges it can bring to the surface. It’s a topic that’s not an easy fix. Each of us is very different and brings a lot of life experience to our organizations. We also bring our […]

Fear and Loathing of Delegation

When I started to think about this blog post, a very vivid image of how entrepreneurs respond to the idea of delegation came to mind.  I imagined a group of business owners watching a horror movie in a theater. The tension on the screen grows. The music takes on an ominous tone. Then, suddenly, the […]

Apply for the IRS Employee Retention Credit Today

As business owners and founders, we habitually get by on less in order to grow our companies, help our employees, and build a good company culture. That’s a lot of stress, and it can take a toll on us both personally and financially. Well, to all of you who took on the burden of ensuring […]

How To Avoid Ghosting

In past posts (like this one), we’ve discussed how saying no is healthy for you and your business. It frees up bandwidth and helps to lessen the problems that come with over-committing. But saying no isn’t always the easiest thing to do. Sometimes we don’t know how to say no constructively — that’s when fear […]

Introducing Lunch and Learn with One Valley Pittsburgh

I have some exciting news that I’d like to share with you this week! Starting this month, B.O.S.S. Consulting will lead Lunch and Learn events for One Valley Pittsburgh. During these events, we will explore subject matter that applies to nonprofits and for-profits alike, including our relationship with money, building the skills leaders need to […]

Get Online Grow Online

It’s always a challenge to find time and resources as an entrepreneur – especially when you’re trying to balance your schedule between getting your daily tasks completed while also looking to build the future of your organization. If your business is located in the city of Pittsburgh, the GOGO Program may be just what you […]

Combatting To Do List Fog

Let me know if this sounds familiar to you. You’ve sat down and made a list of everything you want to accomplish in your day. Everything that was in your head is now on a sheet of paper or in a spreadsheet. Once you’ve written it all down, you spend some time thinking about how […]

The Benefit of Building Opposing Skill Sets

Business owners and leaders need to develop and build an abundance of different skill sets. Sometimes, those skill sets seem opposite of one another. However, you’ll often find that when you align these seemingly dissimilar skills that you get big results. In a recent Harvard Business Review article, Dan Cable, a professor of organizational behavior […]