Welcome to collinharbour.com, home of Strategy Talks Blog, focusing on business and leadership ideas for small businesses, entrepreneurs and solopreneurs! We will explore several topics together. Please check back regularly for blog, podcast and video updates.

Check my Podcast, Co-Hosted with my lifelong friend - Marcus Ellis!

Two lifelong friends with a love of baseball, music, motivation and inspiration mixed with a little bit of nostalgia, culture, transformation and fun!! And we want you to the take the journey with us. The podcast can be found on most podcast networks and is live on YouTube and Facebook on Wednesdays and Fridays at 6:30 a.m. Central Time. Please join us for the journey.

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Motivation Hacktivist

YouTube Motivational Videos -- a good way to get fired up and pursue success! These videos are created and designed to assist you in your business and personal life! Hey, don't forgot to SUBSCRIBE to the channel on YouTube. If you want to know more about how to get motivated, shoot me a message! Talk soon: Collin Harbour

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Learn a little bit about Me

Collin W. Harbour is the Principal Founder of C Harbour Services LLC, a business transformation and strategy firm that develops strategic plans by aligning sales and client plans with company goals, people and process. Collin, through C Harbour Services LLC, focuses on creating customized solutions that deliver valuable services, allowing clients to focus on their core business. Collin is a Co-Host of Strike a Chord Live Podcast with his lifelong friend, Marcus Ellis. SACL Podcast.

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5 Ways to Build Esteem for your Business

Building esteem for your business is crucial for long-term success and growth. I’m a firm believer in mindset as the top driver for individuals and businesses establishing themselves in the marketplace.  Second to mindset, reputation is a large driver of how services and products can be delivered and received.  This article will focus on reputation and “esteem”.  In 2023, there are several ways to achieve this goal and improve your business’s reputation in the market. Here are five strategies you can implement this year.

Ten Ways to Stay Competitive in a Crowded Marketplace

As a small business or even a solopreneur, competition can be fierce and staying ahead can be challenging, particularly if there is no strategy in place as a road map. However, with the right strategies, you can do more than just survive.  Indeed, the right strategy or strategies can help you can thrive in a crowded market. Here are some tips to help you stay competitive.

Strategy Talks Podcast Recap: How to Create a Sustainable Business Strategy

The following is a summary of a Harbourtime Strategy Talks Podcast session. A summary of the topics discussed is below. The recording date was January 12, 2021. Podcast *Please note, this is not an exact transcription, as I took some liberties in transcribing from the Podcast discussion.* Trent Simmons is the CEO of Hardeman Company

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Business Strategy Reminder After Rejoining The Sports Cards Hobby

(Originally published on LinkedIn on February 20, 2020.) At a recent lunch meeting with Justin Rand of Rand Consulting, we discussed the need to have a hobby on the side, allowing a little relief to the normal grind of work, family, and life in general. He had taken his love of Jeeps and elevated the hobby

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11 Quotes on Making Strategic Moves

We all make strategic moves every day. I recently read a great quote from a Nineteenth Century American Humorist, Josh Billings. (Below, Quote #1). No doubt, knowing how to play your cards, no matter how many you are holding, is important. But other reading over these quotes from Coaches, Business Leaders, and Political Leaders can

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When you make an “F” – Overcoming Failure

Success is not final; failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts. Winston Churchill Tuesday was a bad day. The weather was nice. Opportunity was all over the place. But frankly, I simply failed at Tuesday. I was a little tired from Halloween on Monday. I was tired from the first

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5 best business podcasts to help you grow your business

We are fortunate to live in 2022. We are not perfect. Society still has many, many serious issues to solve. We are working on it. As they say, “we are only human”. One of the most exciting things about living in 2022 is the availability of media, including Podcasts. Reading is important, but as technology

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