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The 6 do’s and don’ts of hiring

Interviewing can be fun and exciting—the thrill of adding new capabilities to your team, thoughts of growth and expansion. Yet, we seldom recognize the cost of moving too quickly. Hiring for the wrong reasons. Rushing the process.

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Martin Kamenski

A day in your life

The day you decided to stop working for anyone but yourself was probably glorious. No one to tell you what to do and how to do it. Life suddenly had promise, imagining yourself spending every day doing the work you’re passionate about. Until… until the day you realized that instead of your boss dictating how you d...

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Martin Kamenski

How do you create a business that beats the odds? I’ll tell you.

It was about a year ago today that I was asked by Ilene Gail Frahm, our Board Chair, to become the next CEO of EMyth. The last year has been filled with an immense amount of learning and growth. My appreciation for every single person on our team in Ashland, Oregon has never been greater: they are all incredibly d...

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Martin Kamenski

What I discovered on my quest for work-life balance

I’m in the upstairs bathroom writing notes on my iPhone when it strikes me—the apparent irony of me sketching out notes for a blog post about work-life balance while in the middle of giving my daughters a bath. I left work hours ago but had hardly left my work behind me. And in that moment I felt so close to the m...

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Martin Kamenski

Struggling to engage your employees? Start here

You call your team together to roll out your strategy for the coming quarter. Everyone gathers around and all eyes are on you. You’ve spent at least forty hours over the last two weeks planning, modeling, forecasting, all in anticipation of this day. OK, take a deep breath, and begin your presentation. Five minute...

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Martin Kamenski

Ep. 9—$5K to $500K: Jeff's Turnaround Story (Pt. 2) [Podcast]

On It is a monthly podcast where we tell the stories of business owners and how they transformed their companies. Listen to the latest episode on Soundcloud and iTunes. In Part 1 of Jeff Schneider’s turnaround story, his business, Marketing Ninjas, was on the edge of failure. But, Jeff was determined to keep his b...

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Martin Kamenski

Ep. 8—$5K to $500K: Jeff's Turnaround Story (Pt. 1) [Podcast]

On It is a monthly podcast where we tell the stories of business owners and how they transformed their companies. Listen to the latest episode on Soundcloud and iTunes. Jeff Schneider’s business, Marketing Ninjas, was on the brink of failure. He was putting everything he had into it, and getting only chaos in retu...

Martin Kamenski - EMyth

Martin Kamenski

Frustrations are guaranteed. Success isn't.

Frustration is commonly the difference between what you would like to be and what you are willing to sacrifice to become what you would like to be. - Unknown Show me a business owner who hasn’t felt frustrated and I’ll show you someone who is only a few hours into running their business. All business owners know w...

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Martin Kamenski

The secret to spotting trends in your business

Trendspotting is a term most commonly used in fashion circles. Top designers will spend thousands of dollars to send their curators all over the world to… spot trends. We’ve notoriously been told that the fashion industry is capable of predicting what colors we will want to wear before we even know we want to wear...

Martin Kamenski - EMyth

Martin Kamenski

Ep. 7—Doing the Right Thing [Podcast]

On It is a monthly podcast where we tell the stories of business owners and how they transformed their companies. Listen to the latest episode on Soundcloud and iTunes. At only 19, Ovid Figueroa opened his roofing business, Serrano II. His strong work ethic showed up everywhere in the business: if it wasn’t done r...

Martin Kamenski - EMyth

Martin Kamenski

Crafting our vision

What is our purpose? What do we value as a company? What specifically are we going to do? What are we committing to achieve?

Martin Kamenski - EMyth

Martin Kamenski

Episode 6: from Technician to Entrepreneur [Podcast]

On It is a monthly podcast where we tell the stories of business owners and how they transformed their companies. Listen to the latest episode on Soundcloud and iTunes. When Jeff Venn started Create Studios, a web design and digital marketing company, the business was exactly what he wanted. He had more time with ...

Martin Kamenski - EMyth

Martin Kamenski