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27 Things to Delegate to Your Personal Assistant to Make Your Life Smoother, Faster, and Better

Based on the popularity of my earlier article, 10 Tips to Leverage Your Personal Assistant to Get More Done in Less Time, here is a list of 27 things you can ask your assistant to do. 1. Organize your travel (including learning your travel preferences). This includes making all your travel arrangements, organizing all your […]

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What’s Your Best Leverage Point for Growth?

Brian ran a successful manufacturing business selling consumer products in a specific sporting niche. They had reached sales of just over $15 million per year and wanted to increase sales and profitability. So where should they look for business growth? Focus on new markets? Improve their production efficiencies? Here is a simple tool that they […]

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Business Advice: The Top 20 Financial Controls to Protect Your Company from Fraud, Theft, and Embezzlement

In my last article I shared some business advice with our readers. Three time-tested, broad-stroke strategies to protect your company from fraud and embezzlement. Let’s dive deeper into the nitty-gritty details of financial controls. Here are the top 20 financial controls to safeguard your company and protect your bottom line. I’ve divided these powerful suggestions […]

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10 Email Best Practices Every Company Should Adopt

In a recent business owner survey we conducted with several thousand of our business owner clients it became very clear that email had eclipsed phone calls and meetings as the single biggest time distraction in business. It’s addictive; it’s never ending; and it’s overwhelming. Here are our top 10 e-mail best practices we think every […]

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Business Legal Advice: The 10 Stupidest Things Business People Do that Get Them Sued

Which of these 10 all-to-common things are you are your staff unintentionally doing that is putting your company at risk of getting sued…

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The 5 Biggest Risks of Scaling Your Business

Which of these 5 potentially fatal scaling mistakes is your company making?

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The 10 Most Essential Sales and Marketing Controls

If you’ve ever felt yourself scrambling to oversee your sales or marketing efforts and team, here are 10 must have “controls” to put you back in the driver’s seat…

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7 Tactics to Guaranteed to Increase Your Conversion Rate

Follow these 7 simple sales strategies and increase your company’s closing rate…

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5 Concrete Sales Strategies to Immediately Increase Conversion

Here are 5 concrete strategies guaranteed to give you an immediate boost to your income. 1. Up Front Agreement An up front agreement is a formal or informal oral contract that you and your prospect both agree in which you both agree to give each other a clear decision – yes or no – whether […]

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What’s Your Exit Strategy?

Which of these three exit strategies is right for you and your company? Tom had spent years working 80-hour weeks to grow his company. It started as an innocent hobby, just buying and selling used electronic parts online out of his house. He loved the challenge of finding a pallet of used parts at a […]

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Scalable Solutions – Making Choices that Can Scale

As the leader of a growing company you’ve got to make smarter choices that you know will scale, here’s why…

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5 Tips to Being an Effective CEO

Brian grew up in business. His dad, Ronnie, started the manufacturing firm, his mom, Marge, ran much of the administrative and financial aspects of the company, and family life revolved around the company. Brian studied engineering and earned his degree. After college he came back home and went to work for the family business, quickly […]

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10 Tips to Successfully Step Into the “Chairman’s” Role versus the CEO’s More Active Role

When I first started coaching Tom his business was stuck at the $5 million per year revenue marker. The biggest reason for that was that Tom had built his company around himself. He made the key decisions, he approved the daily work, he managed the staff. He used his team to leverage himself, but he […]

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The 6 major risks that keep a buyer of your company up at night

There are 6 major causes of risk for a potential buyer (see below). Your job is to do everything you can that mitigates these risks and enhances your company’s value. 6 Key Risks from a Buyer’s Perspective: 1. Management team: How talented are the managers? Will they stay? What happens if one or more leave? […]

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Why Any Business (even yours) Can Scale

Many business owners say that because they’re selling expertise that lives in their heads, they can’t scale their businesses. This is especially true of the professional practices we coach. These doctors, lawyers, and highly paid consultants say, “David, there’s no way we can scale. We can see how what you teach would apply to other […]

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8 Sales Controls to Protect Your Company as You Scale

Wayne, a business coaching of my company, complained about how much time his sales team took for him to manage each week. “David,” he lamented, “They just do the craziest things. They make prices concessions when they don’t have to. They promise our customers unrealistic delivery dates. They even make up things to say about […]

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Coherence – A Secret Ingredient to Aligning Goals, Priorities, Actions, and Attention

What if there was a magic concept that you could employ that would powerfully align your company’s goals, priorities, actions, and culture? In other words, your company would invest its best resources in alignment with its top goals. And each of your team would act daily in accordance with these priorities, letting these priorities and […]

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7 tips to get your team to keep its promises

Great businesses are built on teams that take full ownership of individual responsibilities. Too many businesses let people slide by partially doing things, and accepting excuses for delays and mistakes that could have been avoided. A culture of accountability is one of the most valuable institutional habits that your business can form, and for better […]

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