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Four must-have traits in a CFO

Numbers—drilling down into a complex spreadsheet of financial data—can be unsettling. Even to those who are accustomed to reviewing their own financials and metrics on a regular basis, it’s entirely possible to feel degrees of panic when faced with looking at the numbers. Why? Because there’s no hiding from the tr...

Martin Kamenski - EMyth

Martin Kamenski

Episode 5: Building a business, not a job [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. For ten years, Higher Standards Academy was just Jerilyn Kass. She was doing the work of the business—teaching SAT prep to college-bound students—...

Martin Kamenski - EMyth

Martin Kamenski

A proactive approach to creating your hiring system

So you’ve found yourself doing a better job of hiring and retaining the right employees. The last key point in my blog post, “Hiring and Keeping Rockstar Employees,” referenced documenting the system. You’ve spent a lot of time understanding and strategizing, and it would be a shame if you didn’t take it a step fu...

John Guanci - EMyth

John Guanci

Understanding the numbers behind your budget

When most business owners hear the word “budgeting,” they cringe. Many times, the “budget” ends up collecting dust on some back room shelf, never to be seen again—until your accountant asks to see it. But your budget is more important than you think. It’s critical in helping you and your management team get the pr...

Rich Heidecker - EMyth

Rich Heidecker

The rewarding risk of a career transition

The first of the year is a good time to step back and take stock of our lives. The New Year seems to give us permission to look at the big picture—our families, our relationships, our careers, dare I say—our dreams? We may ask ourselves questions like: “Am I doing what I truly love? Is my career feeding my life?” ...

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Shey Yearsley

Client story: how clarifying our values transformed our business

Mike Robirds began EMyth Coaching for his company, Accu-Bore Directional Drilling, in 2014. When a lack of systems was stagnating growth, Mike knew he needed to build more structure into his business if it was going to survive. Together with his partner and his EMyth Coach, he found the vision and values needed to...

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EMyth Team

Episode 4: From client to coach [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. In this special edition of On It, Director of Coaching, Adam Traub, and EMyth Coach, Amanda Sutt, talk about their experiences as coaches and form...

Martin Kamenski - EMyth

Martin Kamenski

Client story: Brenda Humlicek

The first day I started working for Big B’s Copies, Etc., the owner Brian put up a “Business for Sale” sign in the window. But 18 years later, here we are. We bought the company as a family-owned business in 1997. In 1998, we launched another division of our business, Busy B's Stamp and Scrapbook Studio. We do eve...

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EMyth Team

Episode 3: Becoming CEO [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. For some time, Cheryl Pia was running her full service creative agency, Pia, without direction—haphazardly moving from day-to-day, without goals o...

Martin Kamenski - EMyth

Martin Kamenski

Prepare, plan, then pivot

Two hundred and thirty years ago, Robert Burns was plowing his field when he destroyed a mouse’s nest that was meant to protect it through the winter. Feeling for the mouse, Burns wrote a poem, To a Mouse, including the infamous line, often translated as: The best-laid plans of mice and men/Often go awry

Martin Kamenski - EMyth

Martin Kamenski

Client story: Ben Frank

My wife Joyce and I own Wildcats Hockey Club, a youth ice-hockey organization for all levels of play and ability with teams for children ranging from five to eighteen. We have kids that are just starting, to kids who are trying to pursue collegiate or professional careers.

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EMyth Team

Is your business ready for 2016?

As the end of the year approaches, it’s a natural time to reflect on how this past year went. Yet, so often, we steamroll right into the next year with New Year’s resolutions we’ve posted on Facebook and promises to ourselves that we often don’t follow through.

Rick Snyder - EMyth

Rick Snyder

Episode 2: Taylor Made values [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. In 1976, Duncan Taylor founded Taylor Made, one of the world’s leading thoroughbred horse farms. Since then, his company has raised horses of lega...

Martin Kamenski - EMyth

Martin Kamenski

Client story: Adam Goff

I had graduated and was starting my career, adjusting to a new job and city. But I realized that my free time was spent splitting and paying bills, being lonely and living with housemates I didn’t really like. I decided that I wanted to give young professionals like me a better experience of living in London so I ...

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EMyth Team

Leadership has nothing to do with you

The overwhelming majority of content out there about how to become a better leader is always focused on personal development. “Four Habits All Successful Leaders Have,” “Three Leadership Traits to Adopt Today,” “Build Your Leadership Potential …” You need this seminar! Buy this book! Join our peer group for the ul...

Martin Kamenski - EMyth

Martin Kamenski

Episode 1: A business without a blueprint [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. It’s easy to assume the problems in your business are because you lack systems but in this episode, you’ll learn how personal growth and finding b...

Martin Kamenski - EMyth

Martin Kamenski