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How to avoid vacation hell

Turn a prickly pineapple into the perfect vacation piña colada At well-past closing time, you’re staring at an inbox full of emails. With only a day to go until your vacation, it seems like your “time-off” will be spent dodging phone calls from employees. Looks like the golden sand, palm trees, and blue ocean you’...

Nick Lawler - EMyth

Nick Lawler

Are you social?

What happened over the last ten years? For me, it went from door-to-door salespeople and a mailbox full of advertisements to electronic overload. My gosh, my inbox fills up fast. My Facebook feed runs faster than I can run my fastest mile. My phone battery now dies quicker than ever before, and at times, I want to...

Rachel Clark - EMyth

Rachel Clark

Episode 8: $5K to $500K: Jeff's Turnaround Story (Pt. 1) [Podcast]

On It is a monthly podcast where we tell the stories of business owners and how they transformed their companies. Listen to the latest episode on Soundcloud and iTunes. Jeff Schneider’s business, Marketing Ninjas, was on the brink of failure. He was putting everything he had into it, and getting only chaos in retu...

Martin Kamenski - EMyth

Martin Kamenski

Your brand commitment: it's more about you than your customers

This is part two in a series. Click here for Part 1. In my last post we talked about marketing and how it starts with you and your Brand Commitment. I left you with two questions to ponder: What do you want your customers to say about your business? And, how do you want your customers to feel in every interaction ...

Matt Wilhelmsen - EMyth

Matt Wilhelmsen

Frustrations are guaranteed. Success isn't.

Frustration is commonly the difference between what you would like to be and what you are willing to sacrifice to become what you would like to be. - Unknown Show me a business owner who hasn’t felt frustrated and I’ll show you someone who is only a few hours into running their business. All business owners know w...

Martin Kamenski - EMyth

Martin Kamenski

Client story: Ravindra Yadav

My dream was to work for the best telecommunication company in India. But after a few years of working for that company, my feelings started to change. Every day I was doing the same thing, always working to get a promotion or a hike in my salary—and I was tired of it. I wanted something different so I started Har...

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EMyth Team

Marketing: it's more about you than your customers

“We need more sales.” At some point during the life of your business you've probably uttered these words. For most business owners these words have become a part of their regular vocabulary. Without sales, there's no business. The employees need to get paid, the lights need to stay on and most companies are lookin...

Matt Wilhelmsen - EMyth

Matt Wilhelmsen

The secret to spotting trends in your business

Trendspotting is a term most commonly used in fashion circles. Top designers will spend thousands of dollars to send their curators all over the world to… spot trends. We’ve notoriously been told that the fashion industry is capable of predicting what colors we will want to wear before we even know we want to wear...

Martin Kamenski - EMyth

Martin Kamenski

Client story: Ulf Mansson

When I started Lumagate in 2006, it was because I saw a great opportunity in the marketplace. No one was looking to be the best player in Microsoft technology for system management. It’s a niche, focused, industry—but I knew we could do it.

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EMyth Team

Episode 7: Doing the right thing [Podcast]

On It is a monthly podcast where we tell the stories of business owners and how they transformed their companies. Listen to the latest episode on Soundcloud and iTunes. At only 19, Ovid Figueroa opened his roofing business, Serrano II. His strong work ethic showed up everywhere in the business: if it wasn’t done r...

Martin Kamenski - EMyth

Martin Kamenski

5 questions to ask yourself before delegating

Do you ever ask an employee for something you requested several days earlier and get a puzzled look? Or, get the response: “I didn’t know you wanted it today.” Or, even more baffling the employee tells you: “I don’t know how to do that.” These are the kinds of answers that cause many owners to hesitate when delega...

Steve Edkins - EMyth

Steve Edkins

Crafting our vision

What is our purpose? What do we value as a company? What specifically are we going to do? What are we committing to achieve?

Martin Kamenski - EMyth

Martin Kamenski

Episode 6: from Technician to Entrepreneur [Podcast]

On It is a monthly podcast where we tell the stories of business owners and how they transformed their companies. Listen to the latest episode on Soundcloud and iTunes. When Jeff Venn started Create Studios, a web design and digital marketing company, the business was exactly what he wanted. He had more time with ...

Martin Kamenski - EMyth

Martin Kamenski

Client story: Daniel Caruana and Wayne Spiteri

This story was written from the perspectives of Daniel Caruana, Director and CEO, and Wayne Spiteri, COO and Head of Sales, of Danrae Waterproofing. Our company operates throughout New South Wales, Australia, providing waterproofing and water-related repairs for new construction and remedial buildings in a variety...

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EMyth Team