Want your boss to give you a raise? Or are you the boss and want a raise yourself? Simple—identify a problem to be able to solve it.
Last week my firm hosted a group of business owners for a lunch-and-learn event. We had planned to provide both the luncheon and the learning, but I came away with an education myself. The intended hour-long presentation ended up being two hours of intense and open conversation. I was impressed with the level of vulnerability that was shared in discussing the challenges these local business leaders faced. The following are the biggest business problems they told me about.