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How to build an effective management system

If you’re a dedicated business owner, you’re working tirelessly, day in and day out, to make your business run and produce consistent, predictable results. You might often say to yourself, “Why can’t I rely on my people to make sure everything works? Why am I the one constantly holding everything together?” The an...

Tricia Huebner - EMyth

Tricia Huebner

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Managing Money

4 min read

Manage your cash flow to increase profit

In small businesses, it’s not uncommon to accrue millions of dollars in revenue each year without actually producing any meaningful cash flow. You may very well know how frustrating it can be to show profit on your income statement, but not have money in the bank. One part of this issue is a fundamental misunderst...

Tricia Huebner - EMyth

Tricia Huebner

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Create a strong leadership system for your small business

A strong Leadership System is foundational to any business, but understanding leadership as a system (rather than merely certain competencies) is foreign to many entrepreneurs. Instead, business owners tend to focus on developing leadership skills—communication, team development, strategic thinking—which are unden...

Tricia Huebner - EMyth

Tricia Huebner

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Finding Customers

3 min read

4 tips for avoiding marketing myopia in your small business

Any entrepreneur who’s had to pivot their business during the pandemic can attest: Hardship breeds innovation. We’ve seen many EMyth Clients make critical creative shifts in their business or delivery model in order to meet their customers where they were—and to keep their company alive. But now that life is slowl...

Tricia Huebner - EMyth

Tricia Huebner

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Build the perfect org chart for your business

Designing an org chart is the first step to intentionally developing the systems your business needs to run as it should consistently—and without people dependency. Here’s our Guide to Creating Your Org Chart, so you can understand how an org chart works and start creating a company structure around positions and ...

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Manage your schedule as a busy entrepreneur

If there’s one thing all business owners can agree on, it’s how precious time is as a commodity— there’s never enough of it, for one. The average work day is unstructured, full of distractions and fires, and it often ends with “one more thing” that keeps you in the office long after you planned to leave. And in th...

Tricia Huebner - EMyth

Tricia Huebner

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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...

Ilene Frahm - EMyth

Ilene Frahm

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Managing Money

2 min read

Our top 5 business finance blogs of all time

When facing the challenge of understanding—and eventually mastering—your business finances, where do you even begin? That's the question we hear from business owners everywhere, and we try to help answer it with the articles we share on our blog. Our five most popular financial blogs will give you an idea of how t...

Kirstin Fulton - EMyth

Kirstin Fulton

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Find the right candidate for any role

Finding the right people for your business takes a thoughtful (and flexible) process. Before you even sit down to interview your first candidate, you need to figure out the specifics of the role you’re hiring for, who will fit that role, and how to find them. This is the “marketing” phase of your hiring process, a...

Kathleen Harper - EMyth

Kathleen Harper

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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...

Ilene Frahm - EMyth

Ilene Frahm

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Finding Customers

4 min read

Discover your ideal customer

Seth Godin once said, “Everyone is not your customer.” And he’s not wrong. While your potential market may consist of everyone in theory, not everyone is your ideal customer. For small business owners, the idea of turning away customers can feel foolish. Why would you narrow down the pool of people who may want to...

Tricia Huebner - EMyth

Tricia Huebner

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Managing Money

5 min read

Work ON it: From financial crisis to profit

Most business owners don’t start off with expert knowledge in business finance. In fact, many owners we speak with still manage their books out of a checkbook register. (If this sounds like you, don’t worry—you’re in good company.) There are plenty of things that hold people back from diving into finance—fear, dis...

Kirstin Fulton - EMyth

Kirstin Fulton