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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...

Ilene Frahm - EMyth

Ilene Frahm

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What is business coaching?

Business coaching has become a common and important practice for CEOs and business owners who want to advance themselves and their companies. Still, many business leaders don’t truly understand what coaching actually is. In short, business coaching is a collaborative relationship between a business owner or CEO an...

Tricia Huebner - EMyth

Tricia Huebner

business organization tools

Leadership

2 min read

5 free tools to organize your business

For most of us, the start of a new year stirs up a sense of momentum. In life and in work, we find ourselves imagining everything we’d like to do differently in the many months ahead, and setting a plan in motion. This year’s no different. Though, with all the disruption of 2020, the need to reset and move forward...

Kirstin Fulton - EMyth

Kirstin Fulton

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The 3-step plan for growing your business in the new year

While 2020 was an unprecedented time for business owners, 2021 has continued to present some unique situations. For some, it's remained a challenge to keep business going, managing through pivots and some hard choices. For others, business has been able to stay the course—or even boom. Whatever side of the coin yo...

Adam Traub - EMyth

Adam Traub

popular entrepreneur blogs 2021

The seven favorite blogs of 2021

How do you make the shift to working on your business instead of in it? How can you better negotiate, and meet your customers where they’re at? And what exactly is business coaching? These are some of the topics that small business owners like you wanted to read about most this year. So, in case you missed them (o...

Kirstin Fulton - EMyth

Kirstin Fulton

take a break from your small business, taking time off for the holidays

Work-Life Balance

6 min read

4 benefits of taking time off during the holidays

n less than two years, we’ve seen such incredible shifts in workforce trends that the traditional model of five days in the office seems like a thing of the past. And among the conversations of how, where and when to work, the theme of a shorter work week is slowly becoming louder. Recent studies on a four-day wor...

Remy Gervais - EMyth

Remy Gervais

overcoming assumptions as a business owner

Work-Life Balance

6 min read

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...

Ilene Frahm - EMyth

Ilene Frahm

emyth, the e-myth revisited, michael gerber emyth, emyth summary

Leadership

5 min read

3 groundbreaking ideas from The E-Myth Revisited

When Michael E. Gerber released his best-selling book, The E-Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Don’t Work and What to Do About It in 1995, he described, in a deeply-relatable way, what makes it so difficult for business owners everywhere to build a business that really works. Through the story of Sarah, a ...

Tricia Huebner - EMyth

Tricia Huebner

entrepreneurial thinking

Leadership

2 min read

6 blogs to fuel your entrepreneurial mindset

For over 40 years, business owners everywhere have been using The EMyth Approach to create a business that works. So, what’s at the heart of it? What’s the essence of our approach that supports everything else? Simply put, it’s having an entrepreneurial mindset: seeing your business—rather than the commodity that ...

EMyth Team - EMyth

EMyth Team

adapt to market changes, adaptability in business

Leadership

5 min read

3 keys to making real change in your business and life

Even when your business is flourishing, the hustle to keep it going can still manage to hold you back. Rather looking ahead at what's next, you become caught up in the here and now: Maybe you have a hazy vision for growth, but can't seem to step away. Or, maybe you're only able to think about how to keep afloat in...

Tricia Huebner - EMyth

Tricia Huebner

repeat business, repeat customers, how to earn repeat business

Finding Customers

5 min read

How to generate repeat business

When you started your business, you likely had a vivid and promising picture of how gratifying it would be to satisfy your customers, to serve them in a way that not only met expectations, but exceeded them. In that way, they’d hopefully become “regulars”, returning again and again, and encouraging others to do th...

EMyth Team - EMyth

EMyth Team

manage yourself better as an entrepreneur

Leadership

7 min read

To manage your business, manage yourself first

Finish this sentence: “I don’t have time to…” What comes to mind for you? We hear this phrase every day from our clients—things like: I don’t have time to work on my business, focus on leading my team, see my kids, take a vacation. Every business owner struggles with time management. It’s hard not to when you’ve i...

Remy Gervais - EMyth

Remy Gervais

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How to effectively delegate work to your team

Creating the environment you need to be a better business owner—to do the work that matters most to your business—takes structure. You have to structure your communication system, workspace and calendar in a way that lets you escape the tactical work that gets in the way of being a true Entrepreneur. And once you’...

Kirstin Fulton - EMyth

Kirstin Fulton

five core leadership skills

The five core leadership skills

Starting a business doesn’t naturally transform you into a leader. In fact, many business owners we work with didn’t get into business to be leaders. They simply wanted to follow their dream, to use their natural interest or talents to create their own path in life. For these folks, the idea of leading can be anyt...

Tricia Huebner - EMyth

Tricia Huebner