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

5 must-read business books

In the March 2009 issue of Entrepreneur magazine, Mark Henricks' article 5 Must-Read Business Books lists books that "have stood the test of time and deliver advice no startup should be without."

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Doing what's right

The manner in which you serve your customers is the foremost way to either support, or negate, your business growth.

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The greening of business

Companies large and small are embracing new green practices, because reducing energy consumption makes good economic sense in addition to being environmentally responsible. Going green can lower energy and tax bills, enhance marketing campaigns and bolster a company's public image.

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Plan for disasters before they strike

The recent spate of damaging hurricanes is a stern reminder of how suddenly disasters can strike businesses and devastate communities. While your business may not be located in an area prone to hurricanes, you could still be vulnerable to other kinds of natural and man-made disasters such as fire, tornadoes, earth...

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7 signs that your business is in trouble

When navigating through dangerous waters a wise captain keeps an eye on certain signs. The shape and size of certain waves, the color of the water at critical points, the presence of rocks or sandbars, things that can be difficult to spot for the untrained eye. The truly wise captain knows these signs because he o...

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Creating your company and brand story

Imagine that you're considering a remodeling project to turn your dining room into a sun room. You ask several remodeling companies to come to your house to discuss the project and give you an estimate. You show each of them the space you have to work with and ask them to tell you what possibilities they see in th...

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EMyth answers your questions

This week we're dipping into the Ask EMyth mailbag to have an EMyth Business Coach answer a few of your questions. Thanks to everybody who submitted questions, and keep them coming. We love to hear from you.

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Change is inevitable. How are you preparing for it?

As the old saying goes, "The only constant is change." Nothing drives this point home more clearly than the devastation in the aftermath of Hurricanes Katrina, Rita and Wilma. The hurricanes' devastation affected thousands of businesses whose buildings were destroyed by the wind or ruined by the flood waters, or w...

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The self-employment myth

Are you building a business, or are you simply self-employed? Do you understand and recognize the differences? And are you intentional about which path you're on? If you presently have a job but want to strike out on your own, do you want to be self-employed or realize the benefits of true business ownership? Aski...

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To sell or not to sell

After the decision to start a business of your own, perhaps the most challenging decision you can make is whether to sell that business. You conceived it, built it, poured your lifeblood into it, and now find yourself with a viable, profitable enterprise you can call your own. You have built an asset! Now… what to...

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Positivity is king

Let’s say you’re walking down the street and encounter someone who expresses their negativity to you and every other passer-by. In this kind of situation, it’s easy to avoid them; you just walk right on by. Maybe shake your head a little. But if that negative person is an employee or customer it’s not so easy to w...

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The technician's addiction

This EMyth notion of "working on it not in it" has to be – by far – the most unanimously embraced concept and seemingly, the most elusive. I would go so far as to say that it is the number one reason business owners from  around the globe attend a training here in the Sonoma wine country to work on their business ...

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Client story: Tranquil Space Yoga

Several times a year, we offer public seminars for small business owners ready and willing to work strategically on their business in a supportive environment here in the Sonoma wine country. I have been involved with these events the last few years and am consistently inspired by the entrepreneurs I meet. Their d...

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Writing a contract agreement

One of the critical instruments in any transaction, whether between a vendor and a customer, an employer and employee or even two private parties, is the basic contract. For some business owners however, the contract agreement isn’t so basic. Some feel that using an agreement is an unnecessary inconvenience. Some ...

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A business that serves your life

Are you one of those business owners who works and works and works all the time? Is your business the first thing you think about when you get up in the morning? Have you lost sight of the big picture? Can you even remember why you started your business in the first place? Let us make one thing very clear: your bu...

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5 ways to eliminate time wasters

Time is just another word for life. —Michael Gerber Time management is a skill that a lot of us struggle with. Even with the best intentions and the latest technological gadget that is supposed to streamline your work and improve efficiency, how often have you left work planning all the things you need to do in th...

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