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

Leadership

3 min read

Business coaching versus consulting

What’s your biggest business challenge? Whether it’s poor sales, employee issues or something more personal, every business owner can identify at least one pervasive problem that seems to hold the whole company back. So it’s natural to try to bring in an outside expert to help resolve your frustrations—but what ki...

Remy Gervais - EMyth

Remy Gervais

employee development meetings

How to lead effective one-on-one employee meetings

Imagine what kind of workplace your business would be if your employees thought to themselves: "I’m excited about my work.” “This is a place where I can achieve my goals.” “I feel safe. It’s okay to make a mistake, and I will learn from it.” “I have some great ideas on how to improve things. I can’t wait to share ...

EMyth Team - EMyth

EMyth Team

Leadership

1 min read

Navigating the transition from employee to entrepreneur

This year, I’m celebrating my 40th Anniversary at EMyth. I joined the company as an entry-level salesperson in 1982 at the age of 29. I’d just moved to northern California from the East Coast in search of a new direction after leaving a PhD program at MIT in public policy. As a graduate student, it dawned on me th...

Ilene Frahm - EMyth

Ilene Frahm

Leadership

3 min read

How to effectively manage your employees

The E-Myth Revisited proposes that owners of businesses that are not working should start again. This time they need to translate their vision into a management system, and to control their unpredictable employees through this system. I agree completely with this philosophy. My question is concerned with the pract...

EMyth Team - EMyth

EMyth Team

two business owners discussing creating a business partnership

How to build a business partnership that works

Managing a business partnership may be the only thing more difficult than managing a business. Partnerships are hard for the same reasons that any relationship is hard. It takes diligence and work to bring together personalities, communication styles, and ideals. And if you want your partnership to serve your busi...

Adam Traub - EMyth

Adam Traub

four key leadership skills

Become the leader your business demands

If you’ve ever had the thought that you weren’t a good leader or didn’t know how to be one, you’re not alone. Business owners rarely go into business for themselves in order to become the leader of a company. In truth, most are looking to secure a “job” where they can provide their product or service free of a bos...

Ilene Frahm - EMyth

Ilene Frahm

make strategic choices as a business owner

Leadership

6 min read

How to focus on the right work as an entrepreneur

As an entrepreneur, you likely start every day with an endless to-do list. So, how do you prioritize? What’s the most important thing (or things) to focus on? And how do you prevent yourself from fighting fires all day, only to feel like you didn’t really accomplish anything at the end of the day? The key to using...

EMyth Team - EMyth

EMyth Team

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Work ON it, not just IN it

The phrase “Work On It, Not Just In It” has been part of business vernacular for more than 35 years, ever since Michael Gerber coined it in The EMyth Revisited. Its message speaks to so many entrepreneurs who can’t see any other way to do business than to build a business around their own ability to get things don...

Ilene Frahm - EMyth

Ilene Frahm

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What is business coaching?

Business coaching has become a common and important practice for CEOs and business owners who want to advance themselves and their companies. Still, many business leaders don’t truly understand what coaching actually is. In short, business coaching is a collaborative relationship between a business owner or CEO an...

Tricia Huebner - EMyth

Tricia Huebner

business organization tools

Leadership

2 min read

5 free tools to organize your business

For most of us, the start of a new year stirs up a sense of momentum. In life and in work, we find ourselves imagining everything we’d like to do differently in the many months ahead, and setting a plan in motion. This year’s no different. Though, with all the disruption of 2020, the need to reset and move forward...

Kirstin Fulton - EMyth

Kirstin Fulton

popular entrepreneur blogs 2021

The seven favorite blogs of 2021

How do you make the shift to working on your business instead of in it? How can you better negotiate, and meet your customers where they’re at? And what exactly is business coaching? These are some of the topics that small business owners like you wanted to read about most this year. So, in case you missed them (o...

Kirstin Fulton - EMyth

Kirstin Fulton

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Leadership

5 min read

3 groundbreaking ideas from The E-Myth Revisited

When Michael E. Gerber released his best-selling book, The E-Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Don’t Work and What to Do About It in 1995, he described, in a deeply-relatable way, what makes it so difficult for business owners everywhere to build a business that really works. Through the story of Sarah, a ...

Tricia Huebner - EMyth

Tricia Huebner

The 6 do’s and don’ts of hiring

Have you ever brought on a new employee only to later find they’re a bad fit? They didn’t match the company culture, or they dragged down the productivity of everyone around them. When this happens, it’s usually a result of moving too quickly or hiring for the wrong reasons—and whatever time and resources you migh...

EMyth Team - EMyth

EMyth Team

entrepreneurial thinking

Leadership

2 min read

6 blogs to fuel your entrepreneurial mindset

For over 40 years, business owners everywhere have been using The EMyth Approach to create a business that works. So, what’s at the heart of it? What’s the essence of our approach that supports everything else? Simply put, it’s having an entrepreneurial mindset: seeing your business—rather than the commodity that ...

EMyth Team - EMyth

EMyth Team

adapt to market changes, adaptability in business

Leadership

5 min read

3 keys to making real change in your business and life

Even when your business is flourishing, the hustle to keep it going can still manage to hold you back. Rather looking ahead at what's next, you become caught up in the here and now: Maybe you have a hazy vision for growth, but can't seem to step away. Or, maybe you're only able to think about how to keep afloat in...

Tricia Huebner - EMyth

Tricia Huebner