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The system solution

A truly "EMyth'd business" is a systems-dependent business. This will come as no surprise to those of you who are familiar with EMyth. In many circles EMyth is synonymous with systems. But sometimes the idea people have in their heads about systems and how they work in a business are different than what we actuall...

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Inc.'s 30 books you should read

I was reading through this month's Inc. magazine, (one of our favorites) and I came across an article titled, "The Business Owner's Bookshelf: 30 Books You Should Read And Put to Use."

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From your customers' perspective

You may have heard the saying that a customer who buys a drill from you isn't actually buying a drill, they're buying a hole. They don't need a drill, they need what a drill provides, which, of course, is a hole. This is equally true for your business regardless of what you believe you are selling. And when it com...

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Finding Customers

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The art of marketing

The art of marketing is the never-ending challenge to answer this question: What emotional needs do my customers have that my business could fulfill? To help you find the answer, we suggest that you start by collecting information on your customers through a variety of techniques, including conducting customer sur...

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Finding Customers

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Excellent customer service isn't enough

Business has changed. Excellent customer service is no longer enough on its own to separate you from your competition.  Whether you want to grow or just maintain your business, start with the assumption that all your competitors are already providing the same high-level of service as you are (in addition to offeri...

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What's the system for systems development?

Allocating time for developing systems is a difficult task for busy business owners.  If you’re familiar with our blog, or any of the EMyth books, you understand the value of developing systems. But adding more work to your already extremely busy schedule can leave you feeling overwhelmed and frustrated. Even with...

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Managing Employees

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The importance of organizational communication

The importance of effective communication for managers and business owners can’t be overemphasized. Clear and effective communication from management increases efficiency, satisfies customers and improves quality throughout the organization.

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Why strategic management is your ticket to freedom

A team is a group of people cooperating to achieve a purpose. Your entire organization makes up your team. A management team, of course, is a group of managers. And a strategic management team is a group of senior managers responsible for the strategic management of a business. But here’s something you may not kno...

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Leadership

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Three tips for a family business

For most of us, our business is separated from our home life. If we have a bad day, we go home and vent to our loved ones, maybe get a little sympathy and then move on. But what if your family and your business are one in the same? What if you can't vent at home because the person you vent to is your business part...

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5 common hiring mistakes (and how to avoid them)

Your hiring process, like other systems in your business, is about creating consistent, predictable results. Whether you're a two-person business, or a company with 300 employees, a hiring process will take the guesswork out of finding the right person for the job.

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Managing Money

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How to develop financial leadership

There are two important steps required to achieve effective cost reduction in your business. The first step is to have a well thought-through strategy in place. The second step is to understand the enormous impact your leadership has on your business.

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5 must-read business books

In the March 2009 issue of Entrepreneur magazine, Mark Henricks' article 5 Must-Read Business Books lists books that "have stood the test of time and deliver advice no startup should be without."

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