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Category: Operations

Creating a 1-Page Quarterly Action Plan for Your Business

A powerful format and 3-step process to create your own one-page quarterly strategic action plan to grow your company.

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The Best Place to Find More Time

To create more time you don’t need to work nights or weekends. Here is the best place to find more time…

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6 Keys to Look for When Evaluating the Resume of a Job Applicant

Here are the six tips to help you quickly scan through your initial resume stack and increase your odds of spotting your potential winners.

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Top 6 Apps for Business Owners (and how to leverage them to save you time)

Here is a short list of my top 6 apps and how I use them to better run my business.

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The 3 Questions Every Business Owner Must Ask

What really holds you back? Here are three soul-searching questions every entrepreneur must ask of him or herself.

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Case Study: Stephanie Harkness on Scaling Her Manufacturing Business and Life Post Exit

One of the most successful entrepreneurs in the United States, here are Stephanie’s top three lessons for successfully scaling your company and enjoying a great life post-exit.

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The Biggest Mistake Most Entrepreneurs Make when Implementing Business Controls

Ever wondered why you’re trapped working for your business? Here is the single greatest reason why most entrepreneurs fail when they try to let go of control.

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The 3 Types of Business Controls

If you’ve ever been tempted to hold tightly on to the control within your company and just “do it yourself”, here are the 3 types of internal controls to help you intelligently let go of control and safely grow your company.

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Detailed Look at Business Systems to Handle 3 Common Company Situations

Had enough with people telling you that you need systems? Here is the “how to” underpinnings to create systems to handle three very common company situations.

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The Toughest Choice You’ll Ever Make as a Business Owner (and you’re probably unaware it’s even a choice you’ve made!)

Every business leader faces the tough choice about how they approach scaling their company – with two possibilities – one traps the owner in the business and limits the business, the other leads to freedom and the potential for sustained growth. Which will you choose?

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22 Ways to Motivate Your Team

Want to get the best from your team and retain your top talent? Here are 22 simple ways to motivate your team (16 of them are essentially free!)

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6 Tips to Scale Your Service Business

Owning a service business can be tough, and running a service business day-in and day-out can be even tougher. Here are 6 tips to help you successfully scale your service business.

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Making Systems Part of Your Company Culture

You’ve heard all the talk about the need to systematize things in your business, but how do you get your team to buy in? Here’s how you make systems part of your company culture.

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5 Biggest Management Mistakes

Here are the 5 biggest management mistakes and how you can avoid making them. We’ve all seen it, the business leader who hovers over his or her direct reports smothering them with a real time barrage of corrections and “suggestions.”  The result is a frustrated and impotent team who grow to become dependent on that […]

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8 Tips to Control Your Staffing Costs

8 concrete suggestions to control what for most companies is their largest expense – their staff costs.

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What You’re Facing as Business Owner – The “Stats”

Here are the core stats on the real challenge facing business owners today – how to get growth without sacrificing your life to do it.

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Using Strategic Expenses to Enhance Your Cash Flow

Here’s a simple distinction to help you make smarter spending decisions to better scale your company.

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Who does each of these functions in your business?

Use this checklist of job functions in your company as a wakeup call to help you scale.

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Grow Your Business Without Sacrificing Your Life

How one business owner got his hand caught in the cookie jar while on a vacation in Paris with his wife…

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Concrete Map to Successfully Scale Your Company

Struggling to get out of the owner-reliance trap? Follow this concrete map to successfully scale your company.

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