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Your five-step crisis management plan

In moments of crisis, it can be hard to see beyond the overwhelm. You may be faced with the need to keep employees safe, manage productivity, protect revenue—or all three at once—in an environment that’s constantly changing. But often in crisis, there’s opportunity. As the leader of your business, taking hold of t...

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Janet Beatty

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What is business coaching?

We get asked all the time what business coaching actually is. Business coaching is a relationship between a business owner and a certified or accredited coach. The coach’s role is to help you design a vision for your business that aligns with your values and goals for your life—what we at EMyth call your Strategic...

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Tricia Huebner

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Now is the time for systems

The world is experiencing a seismic shift, and it’s affecting businesses of all sizes—including ours. An email from a business I follow, sent on March 17, offered a poignant example: Inside the CEO publicly shared a letter to her employees, announcing a minimum 8-week closure of all their stores and a full company...

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Tricia Huebner

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How to survive a financial crisis

As a small business ourselves, we know that the national crisis of the coronavirus is likely creating unexpected financial challenges for many of you. We feel it, too. But the good news is that support for small business is coming, either through state or federal government assistance or through organizations offe...

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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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Two tools to keep your team focused on results

Now is a particularly challenging moment to show up for and manage your people. As a business owner weathering a global economic crisis, you have so many demands on your time and focus—not least of which may be keeping your business financially afloat. So making sure your team has what they need to do their jobs a...

Kirstin Fulton - EMyth

Kirstin Fulton

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How to go remote in a hurry: Lessons from an all-remote team

When EMyth went fully remote last year, we had the benefit of time to support our transition—time to research, develop and implement an action plan so that we could be as successful a remote team as we were an on-site team. In this current moment of the coronavirus crisis, when remote working has become at least r...

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Christy Miller

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Leading your business in the time of coronavirus

Starting last Tuesday, the topic of COVID-19 and the coronavirus became a part of each of my coaching calls, and as the week went on, it started to consume more and more time. Conversations about whether or not we should prepare quickly turned to, “We’ve already lost a job,” and “We’re going to shut our doors unti...

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Matt Wilhelmsen

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The three business personalities: Entrepreneur, Manager, Technician

Every business owner takes on three distinct personalities in how they think about—and work within—their business. The Technician lives in the present and is focused on doing the work of making it, selling it, and delivering it. The Manager focuses on achieving results through people and systems, focusing on the p...

Tricia Huebner - EMyth

Tricia Huebner

How OtterBox broke $1B: Listen on NPR

When Curt Richardson started OtterBox in 1998, he didn’t have a college degree. But that didn’t stop him from building a business that generated $1B in revenue in 2019. Hear how he did it in this inspiring interview on NPR’s How I Built This, with Guy Raz.

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EMyth Team

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The real key to decluttering? Delegation.

Creating the environment you need to be a better business owner—to do the work that matters most to your business—takes structure. You need 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