"I feel like I've bitten off more than I can chew, Larry."
The right systems set your company up to thrive—even when you're not there.
As a business owner, you understand commitment.
Far too often, business owners know too much about their product or business and not enough about their customers.
When most people think of "marketing," they think of the glamorous, glossy world of advertising. It's a common misconception, but one that could spell doom for your business. To understand why, you have to first understand how advertising fits into The Seven Essential Systems. This model helps you see your busines...
The recent holiday shopping season was a time of hustle, bustle and, for some, a lot of stress. Correspondingly, many business owners experienced not only the happy ring of a busy cash register, but also the occasional unhappy sting of a customer's complaint.
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Training employees is one of the most important aspects of "building a business that works" (a phrase we use at EMyth to emphasize that a business that truly works is a systems-based, turn-key operation that works without you). Too often business leaders do not appreciate the value of employee training and neglect...
At EMyth, we coach and encourage our business owner clients to get free of their business by becoming self-sufficient, lead-generating, client-converting, customer-satisfying machines. How? By designing systems to get work done, and training people to operate those systems to produce consistent results.
It is a well known truism that the best customer is a happy customer. It follows that the best leads are referrals from happy customers. Referral leads are almost always the best prospects because a recommendation from one customer to another provides credibility, a positive impression and reduces doubt in the pro...
Well, ready or not, here it comes—the end of the year! The last weeks of December and first weeks of January seem to bring with them a heavier burden—and not a little confusion—to many business leaders.
Most companies organize around personalities rather than around functions. That is, around people rather than accountabilities or responsibilities. The result is almost always chaos.
When was the last time you thought about why your business does what it does? Every business exists to produce a certain result — a service or a product — but have you ever asked yourself, "Why do we do it this way?" That question is the essence of strategic thinking. And strategic thinking is the result of having...
Do you know how much cash you have? Do you know how that cash flows through your business? The amount of cash you have on hand is one of the most important metrics for the growth and survival of your company. As a business owner three of your primary financial responsibilities are:
At the heart of a systems-driven business is your company’s operations manual. The operations manual is the authoritative guidebook of how things are done in your business. It gives you an effective way of communicating policy and procedures, and gives your employees the independence and security they need to oper...
In order to create an EMyth'd business, you have to create a systematized business. It's absolutely critical to the future growth and success of your business.
When was the last time you or anyone in your business was able to say, “I’ve got it under control,” and mean it? With so many projects that need attention and so many details to keep track of, no wonder it’s so difficult to stay on top of things!