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The right systems set your company up to thrive—even when you're not there.

The system to achieve your goals in 2017

Have you ever stepped back from your business for a few hours to think about what you want this company to give you? Maybe it's the dream you started with, the one that gave you the momentum and courage to quit a job and venture out on your own. Maybe it's the time and support you want to dedicate to your family a...

Jed Bickford - EMyth

Jed Bickford

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

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

Business Systems

1 min read

You and the system are the solution

Systems are the solution, right? We’ve all heard this before, and even EMyth has promulgated this partial truth. But somewhere in all of us is a sense that something deeper must be present to make systemization come alive and create a business – not a bureaucracy. If you believe systems are going to save you, thin...

EMyth Team - EMyth

EMyth Team

The qualification of quantification

Quantification of any business element is always nested inside that element's qualification. Numbers alone don't mean anything. Only numbers in application tell a story. So, in trying to quantify elements of your business, it is critical to ask the question “why?" Why do you want to get a particular set of numbers...

EMyth Team - EMyth

EMyth Team

Emotional marketing

Teresa owns a veterinarian practice. She’s been in business for nearly 30 years (about as long as EMyth!), and she still loves every minute of it. Lately however, business has been slow so Teresa reached out to a local marketing consultant for some help.

EMyth Team - EMyth

EMyth Team

The impact of pricing on profits

How do you decide what to charge for your product or service? The specifics will be different for every business, but it comes down to one thing: VALUE. If your customers can see the value of buying your product or service, they'll happily pay the price. If they don't see that value, it makes little difference how...

EMyth Team - EMyth

EMyth Team

Business Systems

6 min read

Systems fail

Systems—a structured way of doing something so that it can be done the same way consistently—can be a great support in our lives and businesses.  But they have to be monitored and nurtured.  They are not an end in themselves; they are a means.  So what does it mean when a system fails?  I’ll tell you.

EMyth Team - EMyth

EMyth Team

Business Systems

4 min read

How to develop your service business

Most of us don’t go through a single week without buying some type of service product. The increased prevalence of service industries over the last two decades has made this the fastest expanding sector of the economy. The service sector, as defined here, includes the major industry groupings of trade, finance, in...

EMyth Team - EMyth

EMyth Team