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Business Systems

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How strong are your business systems?

When small business owners find a moment to catch their breath and take a look at where everything stands, they'll sometimes find that there’s a gap between what's happened in their business and what they hope's to come. As a business coach, I often help my clients build the bridge between those two points, helpin...

Tricia Huebner - EMyth

Tricia Huebner

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How to get off the gerbil wheel: The Otterbox story

If you own a business, you’re probably familiar with the feeling of being stuck on a gerbil wheel. It’s that perpetual state of expending all your energy just to keep your business running without ever making forward progress. It’s a feeling all business owners face at some point, and unfortunately most get stuck ...

Kirstin Fulton - EMyth

Kirstin Fulton

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You have an annual plan. Now what?

The first month of 2021 is behind us, and I’ve spent a good deal of it meeting with clients to revisit the annual plan they created late last year. If you haven’t sat down to review your own goals for the new year, now’s a great time to pause and check in. And it’s not necessarily to check progress on those goals,...

Catherine Pietrow - EMyth

Catherine Pietrow

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Start employees off strong with a stellar onboarding process

When you’re a small business owner, you know all too well that the only constant is change. And chances are, you’ve had to make some major shifts in your company in response to the pandemic. One of the biggest areas of change universally has been adapting how we build, train and manage teams—all remotely. And that...

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EMyth Team

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Managing Money

3 min read

3 tips for simplifying your PPP application process

Last April, like many of you, I applied for the first round of Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) funds. My company had taken an immediate hit in revenue from the shock of the pandemic, and there was no certainty that it would rebound anytime soon. The only point of comparison I had was the 2009 financial crisis, a...

Ilene Frahm - EMyth

Ilene Frahm

how to think like an entrepreneur

Business Systems

4 min read

How to think like an Entrepreneur

When I read The E-Myth Revisited for the first time in 1996, one of the quotes that stuck with me most was this one:  “How you think about business is how you end up doing business.”

Remy Gervais - EMyth

Remy Gervais

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Leadership

2 min read

5 things business owners learned about leadership in 2020

For better or worse (or both), 2020 has been an eye-opening time for business owners. As we close out a year that’s disrupted our lives and livelihoods in so many unexpected ways, we’d like to share some light. With all the challenges business owners have faced, there have been some equally remarkable lessons. Our...

Kirstin Fulton - EMyth

Kirstin Fulton

how to create an operating budget, what is an operating budget

Managing Money

13 min read

Create a profit plan for your small business

In my last five years as a business coach, only two of my clients have had an operational budget in place when I started working with them. Let that sit for a moment. Of my dozens of clients, most of whom run successful businesses that are turning profits, only a fraction of them had any idea how that profit was h...

Paul Bauscher - EMyth

Paul Bauscher

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Leadership

3 min read

What 2020 taught me about leadership

One of the most transformative ideas I help business owners understand is the distinction between working on your business and working in it. But what does that really mean? Put simply, it’s the difference between strategic and tactical work.

Tricia Huebner - EMyth

Tricia Huebner

why you can't step away from your business

Leadership

2 min read

Why is it so hard to step away from your business?

If you run your own business, you know your role is just as personal as it is professional. You care deeply about the outcomes of your business—the impact it has and the results it creates—so the natural impulse is to put yourself at the center of the action. You work around the clock to ensure that your team is w...

Tricia Huebner - EMyth

Tricia Huebner