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Don’t be a one-man band.

With GROW! 2018 just one week away, I’ve been spending time preparing for the keynote session, when I’ll lead a free-ranging discussion with Clay Mathile and his son, Mike. Clay purchased the Iams pet food company for $1.2M in 1982 and 17 years later sold it to Procter & Gamble for $2.3B; he was the…

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A good mentor is invaluable.

Some 19 years ago, when I was 31 years old and my landscaping company was doing about $1.5 million in annual sales, I naively thought I had this whole running-a-business thing figured out. I had ten gleaming trucks on the road, a hard-working team, and an expanding client list. We were growing year over year…

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