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Use this wake-up call to build a stronger financial future

In the current economic downturn, small businesses everywhere are suffering and too many will tragically close their doors permanently. For many business owners, it’s been a sobering lesson: Ignoring the practice of reviewing your company’s financial metrics is a high-risk decision with serious consequences. Numbe...

Kirstin Fulton - EMyth

Kirstin Fulton

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Managing Employees

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Hiring and keeping rockstar employees

Finding the right employees can feel like a constant struggle. The hires you’re not crazy about end up staying while the great ones always seem to leave, causing you to wonder again and again, “Am I missing something or is this just the way it is to manage people?” 

Kirstin Fulton - EMyth

Kirstin Fulton

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Leadership

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Choose to be proactive with the future of your business

It’s easy to run a business in default mode, to operate reactively instead of proactively. Many business owners do it. They allow systems to develop by happenstance in their business rather than designing them with intention; they keep their business afloat on referrals and word-of-mouth instead of developing a Ma...

Remy Gervais - EMyth

Remy Gervais

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Leadership

15 min read

How Jason found strength through challenge

EMyth Client Jason Keen didn’t always feel like a leader. But when his father and owner of their family business, Village Beach Market, passed away from a rare form of cancer, Jason had to step into the role of leader quickly and start planning for the business' future. Making the transition from Technician to Ent...

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EMyth Team

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Managing Money

3 min read

8 steps to effective negotiation

One of the essential skills for any business owner is negotiation. How well you can negotiate a favorable agreement or deal for your business makes the difference between growing to achieve your goals and not. There are so many different types of relationships—ones with your employees, your vendors, your customers...

Remy Gervais - EMyth

Remy Gervais

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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...

Janet Beatty - EMyth

Janet Beatty

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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...

Tricia Huebner - EMyth

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...

Tricia Huebner - EMyth

Tricia Huebner

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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