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Business coaching versus consulting

What’s your biggest business challenge? Whether it’s poor sales, employee issues or something more personal, every business owner can identify at least one pervasive problem that seems to hold the whole company back. So it’s natural to try to bring in an outside expert to help resolve your frustrations—but what ki...

Remy Gervais - EMyth

Remy Gervais

employee development meetings

How to lead effective one-on-one employee meetings

Imagine what kind of workplace your business would be if your employees thought to themselves: "I’m excited about my work.” “This is a place where I can achieve my goals.” “I feel safe. It’s okay to make a mistake, and I will learn from it.” “I have some great ideas on how to improve things. I can’t wait to share ...

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EMyth Team

business model prototype

Business Systems

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Why build a franchise prototype?

Business owners often come to us for help building a business model prototype—what we call a franchise prototype. They’ve read about the concept in The E-Myth Revisited and feel that it’s the key to getting what they want: a business that gets the results they desire at the standard they expect—without relying so ...

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EMyth Team

Leadership

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Navigating the transition from employee to entrepreneur

This year, I’m celebrating my 40th Anniversary at EMyth. I joined the company as an entry-level salesperson in 1982 at the age of 29. I’d just moved to northern California from the East Coast in search of a new direction after leaving a PhD program at MIT in public policy. As a graduate student, it dawned on me th...

Ilene Frahm - EMyth

Ilene Frahm

Leadership

3 min read

How to effectively manage your employees

The E-Myth Revisited proposes that owners of businesses that are not working should start again. This time they need to translate their vision into a management system, and to control their unpredictable employees through this system. I agree completely with this philosophy. My question is concerned with the pract...

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EMyth Team

two business owners discussing creating a business partnership

How to build a business partnership that works

Managing a business partnership may be the only thing more difficult than managing a business. Partnerships are hard for the same reasons that any relationship is hard. It takes diligence and work to bring together personalities, communication styles, and ideals. And if you want your partnership to serve your busi...

Adam Traub - EMyth

Adam Traub

perceived product value

Finding Customers

1 min read

6 factors that shape your product’s perceived value for your customer

Think about your favorite product or service—one you’d return to purchase, again and again. Maybe it’s an appliance brand, your dog groomer or a local donut shop. Whatever comes to mind for you, chances are it’s not the product alone that makes it your favorite, but rather all the things that come along with it. N...

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EMyth Team

four key leadership skills

Become the leader your business demands

If you’ve ever had the thought that you weren’t a good leader or didn’t know how to be one, you’re not alone. Business owners rarely go into business for themselves in order to become the leader of a company. In truth, most are looking to secure a “job” where they can provide their product or service free of a bos...

Ilene Frahm - EMyth

Ilene Frahm