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 or 301.275.0208.


December 20, 2017

Product selection is taking longer and longer. Here’s how to guide the process.

October 25, 2017

Three steps to mastering something new: Learn it, do it, then teach it

October 18, 2017

This simple checklist will help you plan for a successful 2018 

October 05, 2017

Regularly contacting past clients is a sure way to increase leads and close more sales

September 19, 2017

Nine incorrect principles often held by less successful company owners

August 17, 2017

Action is a choice. Action is a conscious decision. Action is a success habit.

August 14, 2017

Use this simple exercise to problem-solve and break down stress 

July 20, 2017

Historic changes are about to affect the industry. Are you aware of them? 

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

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