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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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Business Systems

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The five best systems-building tools

To build a business that functions well, you need intentionally designed systems. It’s as simple as that, but can feel like the most complex work you’ll ever have to do as a business owner. The truth is that it’s not as hard as you may think. The first step to building a system with intention is to start documenti...

Tricia Huebner - EMyth

Tricia Huebner

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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 go remote in a hurry: Lessons from an all-remote team

When EMyth went fully remote last year, we had the benefit of time to support our transition—time to research, develop and implement an action plan so that we could be as successful a remote team as we were an on-site team. In this current moment of the coronavirus crisis, when remote working has become at least r...

Christy Miller - EMyth

Christy Miller

How OtterBox broke $1B: Listen on NPR

When Curt Richardson started OtterBox in 1998, he didn’t have a college degree. But that didn’t stop him from building a business that generated $1B in revenue in 2019. Hear how he did it in this inspiring interview on NPR’s How I Built This, with Guy Raz.

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EMyth Team