Posts Tagged ‘Advice’

Focusing on “The ONE Thing” with Gary Keller

Last month Gary Keller–bestselling author, entrepreneur, and friend of Acton–published his latest book, The ONE Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results, which has since hit the top of the Wall Street Journal bestseller list. The message in Gary’s new book, which he co-wrote with Jay Papasan, resonates with...

You’re Your Own Boss–and Your Own Staff. Now What?

The Realization You’ve worked hard for a long time and have finally made yourself independent. You have customers and clients, but no bosses. You’re happy with your income level and you see the potential to grow it. Your customers are happy too. In fact, many of your first time...

So You’re Returning to Civilian Life and Want to Build a Business. Now What?

The Realization You’ve served your country through numerous tours of duty. You’ve worked hard, earning the respect and regard of your peers, your superior officers, and most importantly your command. You built your military career on thorough, rigorous training that helped you develop the skills and wherewithal to face...

So There Must be More to Your Career Than This. Now What?

The Realization You’re good at your job. Things get done on time and on budget. You anticipate and avoid obstacles and challenges. Your boss and your peers regularly solicit your opinion. You’re an integral part of your department’s operations. You get calls and texts on your day off because...

“Should I Go to Acton?”

We often hear this question from entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs who are trying to decide if getting an MBA, or getting one from Acton is the right next step. Acton alumnus and guest writer Chase Pattillo (’12) comments on the question and explains the value that Acton presents beyond a...

Lessons Learned: Live Intentionally and Take More Chances

At Acton, we know that life and business are filled with choices and hard decisions. Sometimes not taking a leap can be the riskier and more expensive choice. Acton alumnus Brad Holden (’12) shares a personal lesson and how it helped him decide he should take time off from his...

So Your Business Needs a Reboot. Now What?

The Realization You’ve already launched and established your business. You’ve got customers and employees who understand your operations and how to succeed. You cover your bills, including your compensation most months if not all. Essentially, you’re leading a sustainable business that you built yourself. But then you realize that...

Are Taxes Important to Entrepreneurs?

When entrepreneurs sit down to build a business and a company, how much focus should they place on taxes? It’s clear that all business owners must register their business appropriately, understand their tax guidelines, and file and pay any respective taxes on time and on schedule. However, business owners...

Lessons Learned: Learning To Love Failure

Success rarely happens in a vacuum and failure often leads to success. Guest contributor Adam Boyd (’08) weighs in on how he continues to relearn how to view failures, particularly in regards to selling. Learning To Love Failure Jeff Carpenter (former CEO of PeopleAdmin, current Chairman of AcademicWorks) once shared with me...

Lessons Learned: Ask Hard Questions and Be Tough On Opportunities

It’s often easy to get excited by a new business opportunity, and all the potential that awaits. But it’s also the perfect time to try ripping the opportunity apart. Acton alumnus Robert Conley (’06) shares a lesson he learned about the importance of asking yourself the hardest questions, even...

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