Laying a Solid Foundation

Author: Wendy J. English

Business owners often come in frustrated that their business isn’t growing faster, and usually I tell them, “what a blessing!” This may seem like the wrong response to their predicament but it is actually perfectly true! It takes a little bit of time to lay a solid foundation and it is much better to lay that without a lot of opportunities for mistakes!

This solid foundation includes many things. According to Alan Greenspan, “To succeed you will soon learn as I did, the importance of a solid foundation in the basics of education – literacy, both verbal and numerical, and communication skills.”

Isn’t it great that business is slow while we are learning QuickBooks and other accounting principles, or while we learn management techniques only having one or two employees?

Instant success without a solid foundation in place can lead to instant failure. So next time discouragement sets in, analyze the lessons learned, and figure out what they are teaching us about creating a solid foundation. I am super visual, so a picture of a foundation split into quadrants helps me figure out if the foundation I am building is solid enough to handle success.

Once a solid foundation is in place, it will be surprising how fast growth will come, so hang in there and lay that solid foundation! If you need a foundation analysis, come on in and we can set up a program to get the foundation of your business rock solid!

25K Job Tour Event




Join us at the 25K Jobs Launch Tour, happening here in Box Elder County on July 17th from 11-1 at USU Brigham City! This open house style event is family-friendly and free to attend. It’s geared to help both employers and potential employees connect, as well as give businesses the opportunity to connect with resources […]

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Summer Celebration Luncheon




You’re invited! Please send your RSVP to megan.weems@usu.edu.  

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Cybersecurity Lunch & Learn




Protect your company against cybersecurity threats Manufacturing Extension Partnership Center Cybersecurity Lunch & Learn Join us, Box Elder County Economic Development and the Box Elder and Cache Small Business Development Centers, as we discuss the topic of cybersecurity and how you can protect your business and employees from cyber-threats. Vic Berger, CEO of Opsis Technologies Group, will review […]

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February Mastermind Meeting




February Mastermind Meeting Announcement: ceOWNERSHIP: a workshop with Ann Park of Amy Walker Consulting! When: Thursday, February 16th 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Where: USU Brigham City – Milton P. Miller Building 195 W 1100 S Room 164 This event is $15.00 and includes a catered lunch! Please RSVP: megan.weems@usu.edu

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January Mastermind Meeting




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October Marketing Symposium with Jonathan Tanner




“How to Develop a Love Group for Your Business & Brand: Unveil the process behind developing super fans and improving customer satisfaction.”  Creating “love groups” is one of the most powerful marketing strategies that can be done for a brand. Love groups are super fans that catalyze word of mouth marketing campaigns throughout communities and online […]

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September Mastermind Meeting




Our monthly Mastermind Meetings are back! We hope you’ve had a fantastic summer and we invite you to kick off the fall season by joining us for a class on Tax Laws with Hal Allen, CPA, Hal Allen & Associates. Please RSVP by September 15th! You can easily save your seat by clicking here.  

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June Mastermind Meeting

June Mastermind Meeting is June 23 at 11:30am




As businesses face shrinking margins, global competition, and the need to deliver exceptional customer experiences, they also face the need to change the way they do business. But how do you successfully execute change and mitigate the risks of a project- including costs, scheduling, and performance? You implement an effective Organizational Change Management (OCM) program. For example, McKinsey […]

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