Category: Small Business Help Topics
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. This […]
It’s called ‘deliberate practice’ and it’s a proven way for your staff to master a new skill in a fraction of the timeIn this article, I’m going to share one of the most effective tactics for coaching your key team members. I call it “deliberate practice.” It’s one of the most powerful strategies that you […]
Employee coaching is critical so you can start scaling your business and taking initiative. Here are five simple steps to get that and more…How do you best develop the talent of your current team? How do you groom a direct report to take on new responsibilities? How do you grow your employees so that they […]
Having a 1-page quarterly rolling action plan is a powerful tool for growing your company, just so long as you sidestep these three pitfalls.As important as it is to have a big picture vision for how you plan to grow and scale your business, it’s equally important to bring that broader vision back to the […]
Which of these time thieves is stealing 21.8 hours a week of your working day?In early 2017, my business coaching firm launched a comprehensive study on time management. We interviewed and surveyed small business owners and their key executives in order to learn how they spend their time and, particularly, where their time gets wasted.We […]
As a business coach, I’m always looking for new strategies to help people and businesses become more effective and more efficient. Usually, I focus on things like leadership and marketing tactics. But, in this article, I want to tell you about a productivity app called Evernote that’s helped me radically reinvent the way I work. […]
I’ve been coaching business owners for more than twenty years, helping business owners grow their companies and at the same time, reducing their companies’ reliance on them. When it comes to scaling their businesses, one of the biggest challenges that I see business leaders struggle with is delegation techniques.When you’re delegating, it’s often hard to […]
Mastermind groups can help you grow both your business and yourself. But when a group settles into a routine, it can sometimes lose its effectiveness. That’s why I want to share five ways that you can breathe new life into your mastermind group.Napoleon Hill introduced the idea of the mastermind group back in 1937 with […]
4 Ways to Use Exit Messaging To Increase Your Conversion Rate by 10-25% without Spending Any More Money
Think about how much money you spend on marketing. Then think about your current conversion rate. Maybe you’re converting 3 percent of leads? Or 12 percent? Now imagine that you could use a simple technique increase your conversion rate by 10 to 25 percent. Wouldn’t you want to do that? Of course you would. The […]
Delegation grows businesses. It empowers teams to take on more responsibilities and deliver results. In fact, the best leaders are those that train their teams to function without them.Having worked with thousands of business coaching clients, I can say with certainty that the mark of great leadership is the ability to delegate. Nearly all business […]
Do you find yourself wishing you had more time to focus on the important stuff and grow your business? If so, you’re not alone. One of the most common concerns among business owners is that there just aren’t enough hours in the week to grow your business. But, I promise you: There really are.Here are […]
Here’s a 3-step small business hack to improve internal and customer facing processes and boost your company’s efficiency fast!
Tired of turnover and bad hires? Here’s a simple 4-step system to know in advance if you’re about to make a terrible mistake (and how to make a much better hiring selection).
Have you ever wondered how the world’s top entrepreneurs get so much done in their days? After all, they have the same 24 hour days and 7 day weeks, yet they consistently get so much more done in that time. I was recently talking with a friend who owns and still runs a $155 million […]
Business Coaching Program Tip: Use the Strategies of Top Online Retailers Like Amazon to Boost Your Sales Conversion Rate
As we enter into the final half of the year, headlines are going to popping up about how online giants like Amazon.com and others expect to increase online sales by billions of dollars. Here are five powerful tips we share with our business coaching clients to increase website conversion that they consistently use that allow them to maximize their sales conversion rates. Follow these best practices and see your sales quickly increase.
Professional Service Coaching Clients — A Powerful Strategy to Increase Your Profit Margin by 15% or More
Most of our professional service coaching clients come to us with an operating profit margins of 25-40 percent. This means that out of every dollar of revenue, 25-40 cents drops to their bottom line as pre-tax profits. I want to share with you a simple strategy that one law firm I work with used to […]
With Uber and Google’s workplace diversity issues sparking headlines across the country this year, I wanted to share three things that will make a difference. To be clear, none of these things are quick fixes. All three of these ideas are designed to help create a company culture that is diverse and empowered. This can […]
The response was so strong from the article I posted last week of 15 email marketing insider tips that I wanted to share nine more with you in this article.Considering that my company Maui Mastermind sends out millions of targeted emails every month to our subscriber elist for our business coaching services, we’ve learned what […]
It’s an exciting time, as start-up culture has taken the business world by storm over the last ten years. People are eager to bring their visions to life and dream that “their” idea is the “next big thing”, and that it’s the “new and improved” Facebook or Airbnb. Because there are so many new start-ups launching every day, the competition for start-up capital is tight.