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Your To-Do List Is Costing You Money

Your To-Do List Is Costing You Money

In the past we have talked a lot about how to grow your business and scale without sacrificing your life and personal relationships. And today, I wanted to introduce you to the concept of “fewer and better” and how this very simple concept has allowed my own business (along with thousands of others) to grow […]

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4 Tips to Landing The Sale Every Single Time

4 Tips to Landing The Sale Every Single Time

Want to close more sales? Of course you do! Every day I talk to business owners in various stages of growth and help them find new ways to reach their target audience and close more sales. No matter what the product or service, 95% of the time the sales process is going to be very […]

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6 Great Biohacks From the President of Bulletproof Coffee

6 Great Biohacks From the President of Bulletproof Coffee

For 25 years I have helped thousands of business leaders grow their company and succeed professionally.  Some of these high performers needed help scaling their business, some wanted to be able to step away from it all and spend time with their friends and family and a growing number of entrepreneurs are simply physically and […]

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The Common Mistake That Can Ruin a Job Interview in 10 Seconds or Less–And How To Hire Smarter

The Common Mistake That Can Ruin a Job Interview in 10 Seconds or Less--And How To Hire Smarter

Over the past 25 years, I have helped thousands of small to medium business owners learn how to hire smarter and more efficiently. And if I am being completely honest here, it took me another ten years before that to learn the ins and outs of finding and hiring qualified team members. The biggest mistake […]

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According to Science, You Should Schedule Your Focus Time Between These Hours

According to Science, You Should Schedule Your Focus Time Between These Hours

I have talked about the concept of Focus Fridays before on my column. On how setting aside blocks of time each week to do your best work allows you to clear items off your plate faster and create real value in your business. And thousands of business owners agree that creating focus blocks is a […]

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What This Comedian Turned NYT Best-selling Author Taught Me About Business

What This Comedian Turned NYT Best-selling Author Taught Me About Business

When it comes to business, entrepreneurs that challenge the status quo are the ones that break out from the pack. Having the ability to see the marketplace in a new and novel way will change the game. In the past, I have talked a lot about how mindset and thought exercises can help you look […]

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28 Things You Should Not Be Doing As a Business Owner and 4 Things You Should

28 Things You Should Not Be Doing As a Business Owner and 4 Things You Should

I was recently talking to a new business coaching client about their plans to scale their business. After a few minutes of going over our plan of attack he posed the question to me: “How fast do you think I can grow my business?“ My answer: “It all depends on how you handle these thirty-two […]

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Writing A Business Book? Do These 4 Things First

80% of the population wants to write a book. Here's how to do it the right way.

Have you ever thought about writing a book? If you are like many business owners, the idea has crossed your mind a time or two. You have knowledge to share and you know that others out there could benefit from that knowledge, but you don’t know where to start. There is often conflicting information or […]

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Need to Cross Train Your Staff? Start Here.

Need to Cross Train Your Staff? Start Here.

I recently told you about a business coaching client of mine: Josh.  He had been in business over five years, and had done a great job of building up a loyal clientele and solid product portfolio. But he suffered from a lack of cross training in his business. He wasn’t sure where to start and […]

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9 Things You Can Do Right Now to Cut Costs at Your Business

9 Things You Can Do Right Now to Cut Costs at Your Business

Business costs is something that no business, even the most successful ones, can overlook. However, there are ways a business owner can cut back on these costs and save money in the long run. I recently shared with you 17 Things You Can Do To Reduce Your Overhead Costs within your business, and the tips […]

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6 Ways to Make Sure Your Company Never Runs Out of Cash Again

6 Ways to Make Sure Your Company Never Runs Out of Cash Again

Over the years, I have shared with you many tips and tricks to improving your profitability. Things like raising pricing, focusing on your winning products and services and redesigning workflow and systems, all play a huge part in your bottom line. Today I want to address some ways that you can look at your cash […]

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Why Fear Is The Biggest Success Killer – And How To Overcome It

Why Fear Is The Biggest Success Killer - And How To Overcome It

I love talking to business owners about their businesses. The way that their eyes light up and they lean in as they tell you about their product or service. The way that they share with you how they took their business from an idea scribbled into a notebook to the business that they have today. […]

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How To Cross Train Your Staff In 30 Days Or Less

Maui Mastermind is a premier business coaching program designed to help you grow your business. Staff management training, coaching tips and help topics.

Josh had been in business over five years, and had done a great job of building up a loyal clientele and solid product portfolio. His biggest reason for coming to Maui Mastermind had to do with his lack of owner-independence. He felt that if he were to take a vacation or got sick, the business […]

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Understanding the PPP Workforce Reduction Rules After the August 4th, 2020 FAQs

Understanding the PPP Workforce Reduction Rules After the August 4th, 2020 FAQs

The most important aspect of the Paycheck Protection Program is a borrower’s ability to have their loan forgiven if they meet certain criteria. Under the CARES Act, which created the PPP, one of those criterion was that, during their loan coverage period, the borrower had to maintain the same workforce levels they had prior to […]

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The Top 5 Mistakes Every Business Owner Makes When Hiring a Salesperson

The Top 5 Mistakes Every Business Owner Makes When Hiring a Salesperson

Hiring a solid sales team can be a challenge for any business owner, especially one who doesn’t feel particularly confident with sales themselves. Over the past 25 years, I have spoken with thousands of business owners who struggle with hiring and keeping a sales pillar running smoothly. So I wanted to share my top five […]

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The 1 Financial Indicator You Aren’t Looking At

Do you ever wish that there was a magic number that would give you an insider view on your profitability? Do you wish that there was an easier way to take the pulse of your business’s financial health? Do you wish that there was one financial metric that you could use to help determine if […]

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17 Things You Can Do To Reduce Your Overhead Costs Today

“I would love to scale my business, David. But I am really struggling with cash flow issues right now.” I hear this every single day from small to medium business owners. They have a great product and a loyal customer base, yet they still can’t seem to make ends meet and cash flow is always […]

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Try This Thought Exercise the Next Time You Need a New Product Offering

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I recently shared the idea of the business coaching concept of the six hats from the Late Dr. de Bono with our readership and I wanted to go into more detail about the hat that is going to change the way you look at your business. This creative hat will help you find new and innovative ways to serve your customer […]

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Flip the Hiring Model on Its Head With 1 Simple Move

I’ve been an entrepreneur for 25 years, and the majority of that time I’ve hired just like most people do: When I had an opening, I’d write an ad, sort through résumé​s, and hire the best candidate I could find. Is it any wonder that the stats on bad hires are so shocking? According to a survey […]

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The 9 Most Common Small-Business Bookkeeping Mistakes–and How to Avoid Them

Over the last 25 years, I have helped thousands of business owners grow and scale their businesses.  I have had the privilege of helping business coaching clients increase their revenue in a short period of time by teaching them how to create systems and controls and making smarter business choices. Unfortunately, for many business owners […]

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