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The 3-step plan for growing your business in the new year

While 2020 was an unprecedented time for business owners, 2021 has continued to present some unique situations. For some, it's remained a challenge to keep business going, managing through pivots and some hard choices. For others, business has been able to stay the course—or even boom. Whatever side of the coin yo...

Jayne Speich - EMyth

Jayne Speich

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Leadership

4 min read

Develop a strong and efficient management team

  When there’s a management gap to fill, you might look to your top performers first. And it makes sense—”super technicians” work hard and know how to do their job well. They deserve to be recognized for that, and you know they have the technical knowledge needed to lead other technicians. But knowing how to do a ...

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EMyth Team

Leadership

5 min read

How to stop wearing so many hats in your business

Think about the role you play in your small business—not the title on your business card, but what you actually do. Are you a manager one minute, a receptionist the next? When there’s a problem with shipping or facilities or finance, are you the one racing to put out the fire? If any of this rings true, you’re not...

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EMyth Team

Leadership

6 min read

How to design a business model

Do you remember your mindset back when you decided to start your own business? You were good at something, and you knew it. Why spend your time doing that something for someone else when you could have the freedom of being your own boss? But then you got wrapped up doing the work of the business—doing the graphic ...

Jayne Speich - EMyth

Jayne Speich

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Leadership

2 min read

5 inspiring stories of entrepreneurial success

When facing the unique challenges in your business, where do you even begin? In our many years of coaching business owners, we’ve learned that whatever the challenge, one thing is always true: the solution starts with you. If your business isn’t working or serving your life the way you want it to, how can you chan...

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EMyth Team

Leadership

1 min read

6 ways to create a team that cares about what you care about

If there’s one experience, more than any other, that small business owners across every industry share, it’s how hard it is to get your people to do what you want them to do, the way you want it done. Every owner has a picture of the best way to produce results in their business. Every employee comes to your compa...

Ilene Frahm - EMyth

Ilene Frahm

How to eliminate silos in your business

If your business is big enough to have managers and possibly even “departments” then you are probably familiar with the phenomenon of a silo structure. When you have reached the point in your business growth that you have hired managers and the reporting structure has become identifiably vertical in each area, or ...

Jayne Speich - EMyth

Jayne Speich

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It’s okay to love working in it sometimes

Working ON your business is the skill that every business owner needs to build to create a thriving company that doesn’t depend on you to produce results. Turning what you know how to do really well into systems—step-by-step processes—that others can use effectively is something that anyone with the desire can lea...

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Adam Traub

challenges of a family business

Leadership

4 min read

How to navigate the challenges of a family business

Every small business faces challenges. Every business owner must deal with issues and problems in the course of building and running a successful operation. In many ways though, the challenges—and advantages—in a family business are unique.

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EMyth Team

Leadership

1 min read

Find time for the strategic work of your business

I’ve never known a business owner who didn’t feel they needed to spend more time working on their business and less time working in it. But so many find it difficult to make the time to do it. If you’re predominantly a Technician in your business, someone who spends most of your time making, selling or delivering ...

Ilene Frahm - EMyth

Ilene Frahm