Mark Richardson, CR, is an author, columnist, and business growth strategist. He authored the best-selling book, How Fit Is Your Business? as well as his latest book, Fit to Grow. He can be reached at sends e-mail) or 301.275.0208.

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July 17, 2017

Some success habits require skill and practice. Others, such as being on time, just need the right mindset.

June 29, 2017

Planning needs to be automatic in your decision-making processes

June 14, 2017

Writing things down doesn’t just help us remember, it makes us more efficient because we are less likely to duplicate our efforts

June 14, 2017

These six habits are practiced, in one form or another, by almost all successful people

May 17, 2017

Five decidedly unexciting tips for a stronger financial return, better client experience, and less stress on your organization

May 03, 2017

When making decisions, it's important to balance gut feelings with facts and figures

May 03, 2017

Success habits like being on time don't require skill or practice, they just need the right mindset

March 23, 2017

Simple guidelines to help create, and then exceed, expectations—whether for your clients, employees, family, or friends

February 27, 2017

Why it's so hard for remodelers to talk about money, and tips for getting over it 

January 28, 2017

People are your company's greatest asset—an asset that requires close attention and a strategic focus 

January 02, 2017

Is your business primed and ready for success in the coming year? If not, here's how to gear up

November 30, 2016

Year’s end is a sprint to the finish, a time to meet or exceed annual goals

November 02, 2016

Don't fall behind on current technology. If you do, your business will feel the repercussions

September 28, 2016

The right advice is important to success. Be deliberate in where and how you find it.

September 19, 2016

With a rapidly changing market, such as we have now, you need to be alert to any changes, so you can maintain a nimble, evolving business

August 23, 2016

Today, your real competition isn’t the other remodelers, builders, or designers in your area; your real competitor is the homeowner

July 19, 2016

For a business owner or leader, midyear is an ideal time to replan, revise, and regroup

June 07, 2016

When applied to employee personalities and skills, any organization needs the right blend of both types

May 20, 2016

While it isn't always possible to predict exactly how things will change, it is important to make the inevitability of change an integral part of your business strategy  

May 18, 2016

How getting homeowners to understand the logic behind their decision to buy and to buy from you will help keep them enthusiastic and moving forward with the project

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