A man dressed in business casual is pictured packing up his desk to leave his job during The Great Resignation 2021.

The Great Resignation 2021: How to Recruit, Hire, and Retain Team Members

Dave Labowitz Leadership, Scale, Start

By now, your organization has probably been impacted by The Great Resignation of 2021. And if not, I’m sure you’ve heard people are quitting their jobs in record numbers. This is making recruiting, hiring, and retention more challenging and important than ever. Before we dive into some things you can do to thrive despite these challenges, let’s take a look …

If you want to start a business, stay on the critical path. This is a picture of a path through a forest. The trees on each side of the road are bending toward the road and create a canopy over it. The hues are green, brown, and tinged with yellow where a bit of light shines through. It's not an ominous picture, it's more the type of path you'd expect to have something interesting at the end of it.

If you want to start a business, stay on the critical path

Dave Labowitz Start

It’s easy to get overwhelmed by the sheer volume of projects and tasks you need to complete when you decide to start a business. You’re probably thinking about whether to form an LLC or stay a sole proprietor, how to set up a website, and what marketing strategy will work. You may be nervous about hiring employees, setting up payroll, …

A picture of a dartboard with three darts sticking out of it. One is in the bulls-eye, the other two are a little bit outside the bulls-eye.

Target Market vs. Customer Avatar – Which should you focus on?

Dave Labowitz Scale, Start

Target market or ideal customer avatar (ICA)? Which makes more sense for your business? The answer is simple. It’s both! Target markets and customer avatars work together synergistically. Almost everyone is familiar with the target market approach, probably because it’s impossible to advertise without one. The odd thing, however, is how few people have actually been exposed to the reasons …

A picture of the Colosseum in Rome from the outside. In this case, the picture is symbolic of committing to something 100%: of being the "man in the arena."

The Top 10 Reasons to Commit 100% to Your Goals

Dave Labowitz Personal Growth, Scale, Start

A common topic that comes up for entrepreneurs during coaching is whether or not they’re committing 100% to their company and goals. From the outside this is counterintuitive. It seems that entrepreneurs commit 100%, just by nature of being entrepreneurs! In reality, though, commitment level fluctuates up and down over time. At times they’re more or less committed to their …