Small Business Goes Big

Small Business owner, Gio Randazzo, shares how his family-owned business built a chain of restaurants so successful that on hot weekends "we had to disconnect our phones.”

Starting on the Write Foot

Our Product Manager discovers a key business insight on his fridge, written by his 10-year-old daughter. As we celebrate Small Business Week, it's a good time to remember that the act of writing and sharing goals with your team is a critically important first step to business success.

Cheers to Small Businesses!

We're celebrating National Small Business Week here at MyObjectives. We recognize that the country’s nearly 30 million small businesses super-charge the economy and provide essential products and services that most of us depend on. We’ll be highlighting some of our favorites and sharing some tips ourselves.

The Growth Curve:
Propelling Growth Purposefully

Watch the lobby tomorrow morning and see if you have an army of briefcase-toting Clones coming to work. What happened to the quirky folks who dominated the early years back when employees took risks and things were exciting? Success happened to them. And to you.

The Growth Curve:
Sustaining a Good Thing

Along the business growth curve, this is an oft-touted favorite. The company that's settled into a nice rhythm and success seems sustainable. Under the surface, danger lurks when too much process threatens to extinguish the fire of innovation. How do you keep a good thing going?

The Growth Curve:
Engaging Spaced-out Employees

It’s like a scene from your favorite zombie film. The living-dead wander the halls, looking for something unknown. We’ve all observed this at the workplace. The reality is that for every engaged employee at work, there are likely two who aren’t.

The Growth Curve:
Delegating without Fear

For many entrepreneurs the D-word sends shivers down their spine. "Delegation" implies a loss of power and an inability to manage one’s responsibilities. But then they hit a breaking point where they can't take on one more task. Then what?

The Growth Curve:
Solving Early Chaos

For many entrepreneurs the biggest challenge isn't selling something. It's staying on your feet in the whirlwind that comes with that first big sale. MyObjectives puts in place a structure for managing through the thrilling yet terrifying early stages of growth.

A Cure for Growing Pains:
Keeping Score

For the surviving 20% of startups that make it past the first year, managing growth is the biggest challenge. Continued survival depends on keeping score in a way that engages teams and aligns employees to the BIG things that matter most.