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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...

Ilene Frahm - EMyth

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...

Tricia Huebner - EMyth

Tricia Huebner

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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...

Adam Traub - EMyth

Adam Traub

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The seven favorite blogs of 2021

How do you make the shift to working on your business instead of in it? How can you better negotiate, and meet your customers where they’re at? And what exactly is business coaching? These are some of the topics that small business owners like you wanted to read about most this year. So, in case you missed them (o...

Kirstin Fulton - EMyth

Kirstin Fulton

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Develop an informed product strategy for your small business

Any entrepreneur who’s had to pivot their business during the pandemic can attest: Hardship breeds innovation. We’ve seen many EMyth Clients make critical creative shifts in their business or delivery model in order to meet their customers where they were—and to keep their company alive. But now that life is slowl...

Tricia Huebner - EMyth

Tricia Huebner

system strategy for small business

How to run your business like NASA going to the moon

As a kid, I remember being absolutely fascinated while I watched the moon landings on a black-and-white television; and now, years later, I’m still excited by big rockets and the notion of space travel. But even if you’re not that interested in exploring galaxies far, far away, the notion of building rockets and f...

Nick Lawler - EMyth

Nick Lawler

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How to price your product or services

When it comes to pricing products or services, most small business owners don’t know where to start. Perhaps you’ve had the experience of basing your prices off competitive offerings in your market or by adding “x” percent to cost of production—and then not looking back to evaluate or consider the systemic or holi...

Tricia Huebner - EMyth

Tricia Huebner