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The 3 Biggest Excuses that Keep Business Owners Stuck

Which of these three common excuses are holding you back and trapping your company in the owner-reliance trap?

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Avoiding Service Business Burnout (Top 5 Leverage Points)

Service businesses are one of the highest percentage category businesses to get stuck in the “Self Employment Trap”. Learn the 5 top leverage points to break out of this trap and get your life back.

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6 Tips to Build Company Culture

Company culture helps your team successfully handle novel situations. Here are 6 tips to more effectively build your company’s culture.

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The 5 Most Costly Hiring Mistakes (which of them are you guilty of making?)

Which of these 5 expensive mistakes is hurting your company’s growth? Read through this concise list and evaluate your company’s hiring practices.

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8 Steps to Mastermind More Effectively Inside Your Company to Solve Your Toughest Challenges

Effective leaders know how to leverage their teams to generate winning ideas and plans of action. Here is a simple 8-step process to harness your team to and brainstorm better solutions.

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The 10 “Bottom Lines” When Formalizing Any Partnership

The bottom line items you need to check off before you finalize any partnership. Are you skipping any by mistake?

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30 “Must Ask” Questions Before You Form Any Partnerships

Thinking of bringing in a new partner or formalizing a long term joint venture, here are 30 questions you must ask up front – or else…

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5 Tips to Leverage Your Remote “Telecommuting” Team

Does your team telecommute? Here are my top 5 tips to best manage your remote staff.

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5 Biggest Obstacles to Build a Professional Practice

Building a professional practice requires you to sidestep these 5 common obstacles. Here’s how…

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10 Tips to Leverage Your Personal Assistant to Get More Done in Less Time

Here are 10 concrete tips to leverage your personal assistant to help you get your life back as you scale your company.

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10 Tips to Lower Your Exposure When Using Independent Contractors to Staff Your Company

Using independent contractors can save you money and help you scale. Here are 10 concrete tips to do it the right way.

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12 Productivity Hacks to Get Control of Your Business Day

If you’re pulled in too many directions you’ll enjoy these 10 productivity hacks to help take back control of your day.

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Business Coaching Series Begins Jan. 9 in San Diego; Continues in Irvine March 28th

The 2015 four-part Maui Mastermind Master Series “Powerful Tools for Serious Business Owners” begins Jan. 9th to 11th at San Diego’s Paradise Point Resort & Spa. “Scale Your Business: Breakthrough Ideas to Create and Sustain Growth” is the theme of small business coaching workshop, led by Maui Mastermind founder and CEO David Finkel. He is a Wall Street […]

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Monthly Roundup of David Finkel’s articles posted on INC.com and Huffington Post

David Finkel was recently invited by INC.com and Huffington Post to blog on their business website twice a week. Here is a monthly roundup of the articles that David has posted on INC.com and Huffington Post.  Below are excerpts from the articles that have been posted and to read the entire blog post, simply click […]

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Simple Question to Increase Your Value to Your Clients/Customers

Today I wanted to share with you a simple question to spark you to increase the value of what you offer your customers or clients.This question is:  How can you increase the received value of your core product or service without increasing your costs?You’ll notice a new term here, “received value”.  In a very real […]

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4 Tips to Design Your Exit Strategy

Hope your week got off to a great start.I have had several great conversations with clients about their exit strategies for their businesses.  One client has a CPA firm they want to sell, another has an investment company he wants to sell, and the third has a wholesale business he wants to sell in 3-4 […]

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5 Ways to Increase Accountability Inside Your Company

A business coaching client shared the other day how she felt her team wasn’t meeting her standards with respect to accountability.  I gave her some specific advice on this during a small group training on how to up the accountability bar inside her company and I want to share those ideas with you.Remember, it’s one […]

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Escaping The Self-Employment Trap

The TrapIt happens… a lot more than most of us would like to think.  We’re working so hard to grow our business that we don’t realize the way we’re doing it will trap us.The business can’t operate without us.If we don’t show up – the business suffers.If for some reason we couldn’t show up for […]

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8 Tips to Run an Effective Meeting

Today I want to talk about how you can stop wasting thousands of dollars every year on poorly run meetings!Think about how much time and money your company spends on meetings.  Yet so few executives know what it takes to make meetings crisp and productive.Here are 8 tips to make your meetings more effective.1.Plan your […]

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5 tips to create your company culture

What Is Company Culture?We had a great one day workshop on Saturday to celebrate the launch of our new book SCALE: 7 Proven Principles to Grow Your Business and Get Your Life Back. This weekend we’re hosting our advanced workshop: The Leadership and Management Short Course for our Business Coaching Clients. That’s why today and […]

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