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Articles by Chuck Violand

The Sport of Business

Running your company is a team effort.
Running your company is a team effort.
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November 2014

Alpha Talk, 2014

In the world of business, say what you mean.
In the world of business, say what you mean.
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Meat Loaf

Communicating better with younger workers.


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August 2014

Letting Go

Gaining the confidence to ‘let go’ is a process and a learned skill.

Entrepreneurs are famous for not wanting to “let go” of the companies they birthed.


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July 2014

Playing Together in the Sandbox

Two lessons we can all benefit from as business owners.

When the chief executive officer of a Fortune 500 company gives a speech on business, it tends to fill an auditorium.


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May 2014

The Entrepreneurial Paradox

Don’t grow yourself out of a fun job.

If you’ve ever found yourself saying that you’d sell your company if someone offered you 20 bucks, then you’re probably experiencing a condition I refer to as the Entrepreneurial Paradox.


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April 2014

Money Maturity

Don’t let an undisciplined ego keep you from enjoying financial success.

If you’re the owner of a business, here’s something your accountant wants to tell you but may be afraid to because he doesn’t want to risk losing his job: Stop using your business checking account as a personal piggy bank!


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January 2014

Stay Hungry, Stay Foolish

How success can become a slow slide to business failure.

When we first launch our business, or when our business is young, it’s easy to stay hungry. After all, we’re starving!


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December 2013

The Art of Business

Successful entrepreneurs have three amazing skills.

A tough economy and even tougher customers brings up a good question: How do we small business people manage to cope?


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November 2013

Explosive Growth!

Quick, instant success or slow and steady growth. You choose.

It seems like every other day I receive an e-mail from somebody making some bold claim about how they can help me double my profits, have runaway sales growth or become such a great leader that my people will want to cast a bronze statue of me in my honor.


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