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Every company is a reflection of its leader. What does yours say about you?

Client story: Kanon Group

I read an article in a remodeling industry magazine called “Letting Go.” It was about the process of developing a business that worked without you. I immediately felt like that’s what was missing from my business. I realized that I’d developed a business that was completely about me. I was central to every signifi...

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The curse of the experts

Every growing business sometimes needs an infusion of critical expertise. If you need to expand online, you'll need an IT expert. If you want to increase your press exposure, you'll hire a PR expert. If you need to maximize your return on investment, you'll hire a qualified accountant or financial adviser.

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Part 2: The business benefits of celebrating achievements

In February of 2005, I had the privilege to meet Trish and John Kinsella at an EMyth Leadership Intensive Seminar in Sonoma County, California. Trish is the owner and President of Dauphine Press, a custom letterpress stationery, invitations and announcements printing studio.

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4 min read

Questions for when you feel overwhelmed

“I was walking along the beach the other day, when out of nowhere I was swooped up and sucked out to sea by a huge sleeper wave.  Caught in the swirl, I found myself powerless in the face of the extraordinarily strong undertow…”

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3 min read

Technician to Entrepreneur

For decades we've worked with small business owners who epitomize the EMyth as defined above. Granted, not all our clients fall into that category. But the majority of our clients are indeed Technicians who find themselves in the role of business owner without the knowledge or skills necessary to run a successful ...

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Know your role

Overwhelm always begins by losing context. It is critically important that a Technician's job is approached from the Technician's perspective, managed by the Manager's perspective, and driven by the Entrepreneur's vision. If the Technician's job is executed from the Entrepreneur's vision, the result is frustration...

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4 min read

Strategic work: One step at a time

Once you’ve made the decision to work on your business instead of just in your business you’ll be brimming with excitement. It’s extremely empowering to make the decision to take action and build a company that fulfills your entrepreneurial vision. You might also feel slightly overwhelmed, especially if—up until n...

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2 min read

How to be an entrepreneur

A few weeks back, an engaging and lovely video about the EMyth Approach to business was released on YouTube by Epipheo. It’s called How to Be an Entrepreneur.

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Stop selling and start adding value

Do you consistently look for creative ways to stay in touch with your prospective clients, or do you only contact them when you are trying to close business?

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Management and responsibility

Managing a business requires that you are comfortable holding responsibility and reporting to an authority – the two always go together. Even if you are your own boss, you are still responsible to an authority:  your bank, your shareholders, your integrity. Frequently, individuals start businesses because they can...

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Small Business Informer and the 200

The Small Business Informer website carried the announcement of the 2007 National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship (NACCE)'s 'E-Myth Entrepreneur of the Year' award. E-Myth Worldwide established this annual award at NACCE to recognize the entrepreneurial spirit in action.

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Give me some accountability

The word accountability often resonates with business owners and managers, and strikes fear in employees if they hear about how management wants to hold them more accountable. What is this behemoth called accountability?

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Leadership

2 min read

Rolling out product innovations

Strategic Work: One step at a time In the first part of this series, we talked about the important topic of Time Management and we provided some tips on how to organize your time so that you can begin the strategic thinking that is so vital to the success of your business.

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In accountability we trust

If we take on accountability by owning it, how is it held in an organizational setting?  It becomes an underlying principle that supports how we make and keep commitments, how we measure and communicate progress, how we act when mistakes or mishaps occur, and how much ownership we take to accomplish our goals. Acc...

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Reflection and quantification

Looking back while moving forward As usual when the end of the year draws closer, many of us begin to reflect on what we tried to accomplish over the course of this year, and what we would like to accomplish in the next. And, in the course of this reflection, we gain a more objective perspective of our goals that ...

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