Management

Baseball and small business… oh the similarities!

Baseball and small business… oh the similarities!

I’ve been a fan of baseball ever since Willie Mays roamed centerfield for the New York Giants. When I played Little League in Vancouver, Canada my teammates and I all had heroes who played our position in the Majors. I…

Motivating Others

Motivating Others

If you are like most small business owners, you are self-motivated. You are passionate about your service or product and you are always focused on your business – attending to your customers or clients, fixing problems, thinking about how to…

Taking Action

Taking Action

At Paul Terry & Associates we help small business owners build successful and sustainable enterprises. Our consulting process is focused on clear assessments, careful advice and taking action. Central to our approach is business action planning. Whether you are an emerging…

Planning for Business Success

Planning for Business Success

Some say that “real entrepreneurs don’t write business plans”. But I believe that when you create a dynamic document (that is current, accessible and appropriate for your business), you can reduce risks, stay attuned to industry trends and the competition, explore new directions and grow your business.

Resolve Conflict

Resolve Conflict

Being in business is challenging. You can’t be in business without running into conflict at some point… your landlord raises the rent, your largest client reduces your hours, your reliable vendor is three weeks late with inventory, your wait staff…