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What is business coaching?

We get asked all the time what business coaching actually is. Business coaching is a relationship between a business owner and a certified or accredited coach. The coach’s role is to help you design a vision for your business that aligns with your values and goals for your life—what we at EMyth call your Strategic...

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Tricia Huebner

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Now is the time for systems

The world is experiencing a seismic shift, and it’s affecting businesses of all sizes—including ours. An email from a business I follow, sent on March 17, offered a poignant example: Inside the CEO publicly shared a letter to her employees, announcing a minimum 8-week closure of all their stores and a full company...

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Tricia Huebner

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How to survive a financial crisis

As a small business ourselves, we know that the national crisis of the coronavirus is likely creating unexpected financial challenges for many of you. We feel it, too. But the good news is that support for small business is coming, either through state or federal government assistance or through organizations offe...

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Tricia Huebner

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Two tools to keep your team focused on results

Now is a particularly challenging moment to show up for and manage your people. As a business owner weathering a global economic crisis, you have so many demands on your time and focus—not least of which may be keeping your business financially afloat. So making sure your team has what they need to do their jobs a...

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Kirstin Fulton

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How to go remote in a hurry: Lessons from an all-remote team

When EMyth went fully remote last year, we had the benefit of time to support our transition—time to research, develop and implement an action plan so that we could be as successful a remote team as we were an on-site team. In this current moment of the coronavirus crisis, when remote working has become at least r...

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Christy Miller

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Leading your business in the time of coronavirus

Starting last Tuesday, the topic of COVID-19 and the coronavirus became a part of each of my coaching calls, and as the week went on, it started to consume more and more time. Conversations about whether or not we should prepare quickly turned to, “We’ve already lost a job,” and “We’re going to shut our doors unti...

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Matt Wilhelmsen

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The three business personalities: Entrepreneur, Manager, Technician

Every business owner takes on three distinct personalities in how they think about—and work within—their business. The Technician lives in the present and is focused on doing the work of making it, selling it, and delivering it. The Manager focuses on achieving results through people and systems, focusing on the p...

Tricia Huebner - EMyth

Tricia Huebner

How OtterBox broke $1B: Listen on NPR

When Curt Richardson started OtterBox in 1998, he didn’t have a college degree. But that didn’t stop him from building a business that generated $1B in revenue in 2019. Hear how he did it in this inspiring interview on NPR’s How I Built This, with Guy Raz.

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EMyth Team

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The real key to decluttering? Delegation.

Creating the environment you need to be a better business owner—to do the work that matters most to your business—takes structure. You need to structure your communication system, workspace and calendar in a way that lets you escape the tactical work that gets in the way of being a true Entrepreneur. And once you’...

Kirstin Fulton - EMyth

Kirstin Fulton

Four steps to take back your life

Here we are at the beginning of a new year (and a new decade!)—an incredible moment that offers the opportunity to metaphorically wipe the slate clean and start fresh. And what if you really could start fresh, start anew? What if this were the year you could achieve the dream we know so many business owners have, ...

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Ilene Frahm

Cut the email clutter: 3 simple steps to overhaul your inbox

As the owner-operator of your business, you’re often the first point of contact for anyone trying to connect with any part of your company. So no doubt your inbox is a constant distraction—even a point of overwhelm. And no matter how diligent you are about managing your email, messages can still build up quickly. ...

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Kirstin Fulton

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4 benefits of taking time off during the holidays

I recently heard an incredible statistic about how working less boosts productivity. It came from a study done this year at Microsoft Japan, where for the entire month of August, employees worked four (as opposed to five) days a week. It caught my attention because Japanese work culture is notorious for grueling h...

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Remy Gervais