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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...

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Ilene Frahm

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Work ON it, not just IN it

The phrase “Work On It, Not Just In It” has been part of business vernacular for more than 35 years, ever since Michael Gerber coined it in The EMyth Revisited. Its message speaks to so many entrepreneurs who can’t see any other way to do business than to build a business around their own ability to get things don...

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Ilene Frahm

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An owner’s perspective on the assumptions that keep us stuck

As 2021 winds down, I’m sure you’re reflecting on how your business has done this year and what you want to achieve in 2022. I’m reflecting quite a bit. I’ve spent the last 2+ months working with EMyth’s leadership team on our annual ritual to build our strategic plan for next year. The process always reminds me h...

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Ilene Frahm

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Build a self-sustaining business

If you’re fortunate enough to have taken your company on a journey through all of its highs and lows for 5, 10, even 20 years or more, chances are you’ve had those moments when you wished your business weren’t so damn dependent on you. No matter what you’ve achieved, most business owners know in their heart that i...

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Ilene Frahm

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Managing Employees

5 min read

How employee benefits help your business

As you grow your business, it’s hard enough to know when it’s the right time to bring on that next employee or how to compensate them. When you add benefits to the equation, these employment questions are among the most complicated issues business owners have to address. Benefits can be expensive. It’s easy to fee...

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Ilene Frahm

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Managing Money

3 min read

3 tips for simplifying your PPP application process

Last April, like many of you, I applied for the first round of Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) funds. My company had taken an immediate hit in revenue from the shock of the pandemic, and there was no certainty that it would rebound anytime soon. The only point of comparison I had was the 2009 financial crisis, a...

Ilene Frahm - EMyth

Ilene Frahm

Four steps to take back your life

Here we are at the beginning of a new year (and a new decade!)—an incredible moment that offers the opportunity to metaphorically wipe the slate clean and start fresh. And what if you really could start fresh, start anew? What if this were the year you could achieve the dream we know so many business owners have, ...

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Ilene Frahm

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How to cultivate leaders you trust

Okay—let’s say you’ve taken all the necessary steps to build a self-sustaining business. You’ve made a clear decision to do it, and you’ve let your desire build. You’ve let go of unproductive beliefs and are thinking like an Entrepreneur. You’ve come to see your business as a process designed to produce a desired ...

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Ilene Frahm

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On letting go: an entrepreneurial perspective

If you sent your team a text today telling them you were never coming back, what would happen? Would your business be able to operate just as well without you? If the answer is “no,” it’s safe to say that you’ve built your business around your own ability to get things done. If that’s true, your business may be gi...

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Ilene Frahm