Build a Business, Not a Job

A Simple Way To Teach Your Team To Make Better Decisions

SystemizingIf you’ve followed any of my articles in the past, you’ve noticed that I talk a lot about systemizing businesses. When done properly, a master system of controls can make scaling your business not only possible but much easier to achieve. Having a set of systems in place will allow you to grow an owner-independent […]

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Forget the Cookie Basket. Here’s What Entrepreneurs Really Want for Christmas

As a business coach for over 25 years, I have noticed that our client base grows exponentially during the holiday season- and for good reason. More and more business owners seek out the help of business coaches during the winter months as they reflect and recap on the past years successes and failures. It is […]

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3 Practical Tips to Land Your Dream Client

As a business coach for over 25 years, I have worked with thousands of businesses teaching them how to scale and create owner-independent companies. While there are many components to a successful business like good business systems and a positive company culture, having a good solid customer base ranks at the top of the list. Imagine […]

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Take Charge of Your Growth With This 1 Trick

As a business owner, you have thousands of ideas running around your head at any given time. You may want to tweak some product packaging, try a new marketing concept, streamline your supply chain, hire a new assistant–and the list goes on and on. It can be overwhelming, and often leads to decision overload, which […]

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How to Quiet the Anxious Voice in Your Head and Enjoy Running Your Business

Stress and anxiety are a way of life for most business owners. You have staff, customers and vendors all relying on you to be successful and grow your business.  And that little voice in your head will remind you that at every turn. If you find yourself struggling to turn that voice off and get […]

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Want to Keep Your Best Employees? Offer Them This 1 Thing (It’s Not Money)

Keeping your key team members is critical to your success.But do you really know what motivates them? Here are my top 12 things that you must focus on to keep your employees happy.  What’s interesting is that 11 of the 12 aren’t based on money or “compensation”.Of course you need to pay fairly, but once […]

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The 5 Most Important Negotiation Skills

Intimidated by negotiations? Focus on these five simple negotiation skills first and get much better.Think of all the times in your business week you negotiate: with new hires and existing employees; with sales prospects and long-term clients; with vendors and suppliers. If you’re a business owner or leader, you need to know how to negotiate. […]

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4 Secrets to Get Your Team to Do More, Better, and Faster

Are your systems as powerful as they can be? Does your staff appreciate their value? Is system-building eating up your time? These 4 advanced tactics will change all that.Over the past twenty-five years, my company, Maui Mastermind, has been coaching business owners on how they can build businesses instead of jobs. At the core of […]

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3 Often Overlooked Ways to Quickly Boost Your Profit Margin

One advantage of working with hundreds of business coaching clients is that we get to see which “levers” in a business are the easiest to quickly impact profitability.Here are my three favorite “profit levers” for you to adjust to increase your company’s operating profit margin.One: Raise Your PricesI know you may be thinking, “If I […]

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A Little-Known Secret to Be a Much More Effective Leader

Earlier today I was leading a web cam round table with a dozen of our top one-on-one business coaching clients. The subject was leadership. During a portion of this round table the participants were sharing how they were personally using a simple delegation technique we had taught them called the “Capability Spectrum”.Imagine a scale from 1 […]

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7 Cold Calling Secrets to Quickly Generate More Business

Cold calling just may be the most commonly overlooked powerhouse for you to grow your business. Here are 7 cold calling secrets to help you do it the right way and generate rapid, stable sales you would otherwise miss out on.If there were any one sales generating activity that applies to a large cross section […]

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The Most Overlooked Hiring Strategy to Find Great Talent

Let’s start with the plain truth – it’s hard to find great talent. And every hire is a gamble of tens of thousands of dollars or more which you lay on the line hoping that the person you hire lives up to even most of your hopes from the selection process.I was recently giving a […]

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The One Sales Process Step that Most Sales People Miss

Here is the hidden sales process step that most sales people miss, many times costing them the sale when their buyer gets cold feet.You’ve likely had this experience. You just closed the deal. You and your team are sharing hi-fives around the office. You’re mentally counting your profit on the deal and the thrill of […]

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The Power of a Rolling 120-Day Cash Flow Forecast

Here’s a simple method to regain control of your cash flow (and why your P&L “profit” is often a misleading indicator of your cash position).I was giving a keynote address to a group of medical practice business owners when one of the people in the room came up to me after and shared about his […]

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6 Simple Steps to Build an Effective Marketing Funnel

Here is a simple game plan to create a marketing funnel that works.I was talking with a business coaching client who runs a $10 million a year professional service firm. He shared with me that it had taken him several monthly to build out his core marketing funnel for a new service he started less […]

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4 Simple Ways to Increase the Sales of Your Professional Services Firm

Here are 4 simple ways to quickly increase your sales revenue perfect for any professional services firm.“David,” my client asked, “How do we increase of volume? We’ve been struggling ever since we lost that one big account.”This is such a common situation for a professional services firm to deal with – a painful need to […]

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10 Time Tactics to Double Your Productivity

Here’s a clear list of 10 proven time-tactics guaranteed to double your productivity…Do you find yourself complaining about your consistent lack of time? Here are 10 proven time-tactics guaranteed to double your productivity. In fact, you put even five of these time tactics to work and you’ll find yourself breaking through to a new level […]

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The First Place You Must Look If Your Business Volume is Drying Up

Does your business suffer from this all too common cause of loss of business volume? If so, here’s what you can do about it…It’s a common pattern I see catch even the smartest entrepreneurs off guard. After a long period of successful growth they notice that their lead flow and prospect pipeline has dried up.In […]

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5 Questions to Test Your Growth as a Business Leader

Want to know if you’re really growing as a business leader? Then here are the five in-your-face questions you must ask yourself. Be ruthlessly honest in your answers. Your insights will help you accelerate your growth as a business leader and the success you enjoy.1. Are you doing less things, but the less that you […]

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4 Entrepreneurial Success Principles You Must Follow

Recently I was invited to give a keynote address at a large industry conference of business owners on the east coast. The organizer wanted me to share what I thought were the most essential principles that would make any entrepreneurial venture successful.Reflecting back on the thousands of business owners I’ve coached, and the companies they […]

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