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How to effectively manage your employees

The E-Myth Revisited proposes that owners of businesses that are not working should start again. This time they need to translate their vision into a management system, and to control their unpredictable employees through this system. I agree completely with this philosophy. My question is concerned with the pract...

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EMyth Team

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How to build a business partnership that works

Managing a business partnership may be the only thing more difficult than managing a business. Partnerships are hard for the same reasons that any relationship is hard. It takes diligence and work to bring together personalities, communication styles, and ideals. And if you want your partnership to serve your busi...

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Adam Traub

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Finding Customers

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6 factors that shape your product’s perceived value for your customer

Think about your favorite product or service—one you’d return to purchase, again and again. Maybe it’s an appliance brand, your dog groomer or a local donut shop. Whatever comes to mind for you, chances are it’s not the product alone that makes it your favorite, but rather all the things that come along with it. N...

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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

customer experience culture

Develop a customer-centric culture in your business

As an entrepreneur, you’re always thinking about your customers. But how much are you considering how they feel? How your customer perceives and feels about your business at any touchpoint is the heart of customer experience. And yet, many companies still limit customer experience simply to areas like marketing an...

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Leadership

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How to focus on the right work as an entrepreneur

As an entrepreneur, you likely start every day with an endless to-do list. So, how do you prioritize? What’s the most important thing (or things) to focus on? And how do you prevent yourself from fighting fires all day, only to feel like you didn’t really accomplish anything at the end of the day? The key to using...

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EMyth Team

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Managing Money

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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...

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Kirstin Fulton

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Business Systems

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Our top four free tools to assess and build strong business systems

“How do I build a business that doesn’t depend so much on me?” That’s one of the most common questions we hear from business owners. And the simplest answer is: You need to create systems to replace you in the business. But this isn’t so simple to do. How do you assess your current business systems? Or identify wh...

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Business Systems

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The difference between systemic and systematic thinking in business

When was the last time you thought about why your business does what it does? Every business exists for a singular purpose: to produce a certain result—a service or a product. But have you ever asked yourself, "Why do we do it this way?" This question is the essence of strategic thinking. And strategic thinking is...

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EMyth Team

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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...

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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...

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Tricia Huebner

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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...

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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...

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Adam Traub