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The dance between people and systems

If you own a business and have employees, it’s easy to understand why systematizing your business puts you at a great advantage. You know how you want things done. You know how things should work. You know the way you want your prospects and customers to be treated. But your ideal is just a series of pictures in y...

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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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Work ON it, not just IN it

If you’re one of the many millions of fans of Michael Gerber’s The EMyth Revisited, you know that there’s no message that’s had a more universal impact on business owners than work on it, not just in it. Over the last 35 years, since The EMyth was first published in 1986, this phrase has become part of the busines...

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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

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Managing Employees

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You CAN build a team that does things your way

How many times have you wished your employees would do things your way? The way you treat customers, the way you make sales, the way you deliver your product or service, the way you solve problems, and, if we’re going to be honest, the way you think? If you’re like most business owners who want to create a self-su...

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Ilene Frahm

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Systems will set you free

If you want to confidently step away from your business—whether it’s for two weeks, two months, or two years—you need to trust that two key dynamics in your business can operate consistently and predictably whether you’re there or not.

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Ilene Frahm

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

How we're planning for our 40th Anniversary

This is the season for planning for the new year and we’ve been talking a lot about it. If you haven’t started yet, it’s not too late to create your Annual Plan. We have a six step process to get you there. If you really want your business to look, act, feel and perform differently a year from now (Is there anyone...

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Ilene Frahm