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Questions to Help You Mind Your Business…

Questions to Help You Mind Your Business…

A Blog Series By:   Renée Cormier & Graham Edwards

GrahamWe sat in a trendy bakery enjoying lunch, and as always our conversation turned to business, opportunities, and the dynamics of transitioning a business in the current business climate. This is always a fun exercise because it challenges our conventional thinking, offers insight into what we know (and don’t know), and reinforces how complicated (as well as satisfying) developing a business can be.

One of us, and I don’t remember who, asked, “Do you think people ask themselves the right questions to increase their chances of success?” This of course rallied the discussion and we could not help but list off questions.

By no means is the following a definitive list of questions because business is a rather broad discipline, but it did lead to an idea.

1. How can I create a fuller picture of the nature of my business?

2. Where should I spend my money?

3. Do I need a plan for my business?

4. Should I hire a sales person?

5. How can maximize the value of my employees?

6. Why can’t employees just do what I tell them?

7. How do I build a team?

8. How can I manage my business and still have a life?

9. How will I know if I am successful?

10. Do I need to be using social media and how much do I really need to do?

Renée  — So the idea here is to write a blog piece each week where we take on one of these questions using our unique perspectives and styles. Graham tends to be more philosophical in his approach to business discussions, and God knows I am a pragmatist of the highest order. We find our different ways of processing and relaying information inspires us to think differently about things and often spurs new ideas. It is our sincerest hope that you enjoy our next ten blogs and that you find the inspiration to contribute new ideas and help us all broaden our thinking around business. We invite you to provide your own ideas, questions and solutions in the comments section or email us directly.


Thanks to beBee,  Renée Cormier & Graham Edwards developed a business relationship and friendship that typically involves regular meetings, goal setting sessions, etc. Our meetings often provide the fuel for plans around business strategy, blog ideas and more.

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Renée 🐝 Cormier

Renée 🐝 Cormier

3 years ago #15

Thanks for sharing

Renée 🐝 Cormier

Renée 🐝 Cormier

3 years ago #14

Thanks for sharing Danish Charles. Two answers to the questions have been posted so far. This week we will answer #3. Here are the links. https://www.bebee.com/producer/@renee-cormier/questions-to-help-you-mind-your-business-question-sharp-1 https://www.bebee.com/producer/@renee-cormier/questions-to-help-you-mind-your-business-question-sharp-2-is-about-money

Renée 🐝 Cormier

Renée 🐝 Cormier

3 years ago #13

Thnaks for sharing, John White, MBA

Renée 🐝 Cormier

Renée 🐝 Cormier

3 years ago #12

Thanks for sharing, Javier \ud83d\udc1d beBee!

Sara Jacobovici

Sara Jacobovici

3 years ago #11

Great collaboration between Ren\u00e9e \ud83d\udc1d Cormier for a great series.

Sara Jacobovici

Sara Jacobovici

3 years ago #10

Part Two: Agreed Ren\u00e9e \ud83d\udc1d Cormier! It's not just the question, but the right one to answer your needs. If I may humbly suggest, it is interesting to think of what word or words are used to ask the question. I lean towards the what, when, where, why and how. If you look at your list, 5 out of the 10 are how. You use where and why once. You use, do I need, twice and, should I, once. I think it would make for an interesting exercise if you replaced, do I need and should, with one of the w questions or how. For example: "Should I hire a sales person?" can be asked, "When would I need to hire a sales person?"; "Do I need a plan for my business?", can be asked, "What kind of business plan is best for me?"; "Do I need to be using social media and how much do I really need to do?", already has embedded in it the alternative, "How can I best utilize social media?". Thank you both. I am on my way to catch up with the other posts. Looking forward to following and sharing your series.

Sara Jacobovici

Sara Jacobovici

3 years ago #9

Part One: I am so glad I came to see this and have not missed the opportunity to follow your series Ren\u00e9e \ud83d\udc1d Cormier! I hate feeling envious but I am totally green right now of the partnership the two of you have forged. This whole approach of bringing your diverse styles to answer the same question is very valuable for your readers. I am a big supporter of questions. Of course Socrates and Aristotle used questions to teach and learn. Einstein said, "The important thing is not to stop questioning." You're main question, and the premise to this work, is right on, "“Do you think people ask themselves the right questions...?" (Please see Part Two)

Sara Jacobovici

Sara Jacobovici

3 years ago #8

I am so glad I came to see this and have not missed the opportunity to follow your series Ren\u00e9e \ud83d\udc1d Cormier! I hate feeling envious but I am totally green right now of the partnership the two of you have forged. This whole approach of bringing your diverse styles to answer the same question is very valuable for your readers. I am a big supporter of questions. Of course Socrates and Aristotle used questions to teach and learn. Einstein said, "The important thing is not to stop questioning." You're main question, and the premise to this work, is right on, "“Do you think people ask themselves the right questions...?" Agreed! It's not just the question, but the right one to answer your needs.

Renée 🐝 Cormier

Renée 🐝 Cormier

3 years ago #7

#6
Thanks, Kevin.

Kevin Pashuk

Kevin Pashuk

3 years ago #6

I can vouch for this... A conversation between these two in a trendy cafe is well worth listening to... Looking forward to this series.

Paul "Pablo" Croubalian

Paul "Pablo" Croubalian

3 years ago #5

I'm really looking forward to this series!

Renée 🐝 Cormier

Renée 🐝 Cormier

3 years ago #4

Thnaks for sharing . :)

Renée 🐝 Cormier

Renée 🐝 Cormier

3 years ago #3

Thank you for sharing this Javier \ud83d\udc1d beBee.

Renée 🐝 Cormier

Renée 🐝 Cormier

3 years ago #2

Javier \ud83d\udc1d beBee please share!

Renée 🐝 Cormier

Renée 🐝 Cormier

3 years ago #1

Graham\ud83d\udc1d Edwards