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How to build an effective management system

If you’re a dedicated business owner, you’re working tirelessly, day in and day out, to make your business run and produce consistent, predictable results. You might often say to yourself, “Why can’t I rely on my people to make sure everything works? Why am I the one constantly holding everything together?” The an...

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Tricia Huebner

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Build the perfect org chart for your business

Designing an org chart is the first step to intentionally developing the systems your business needs to run as it should consistently—and without people dependency. Here’s our Guide to Creating Your Org Chart, so you can understand how an org chart works and start creating a company structure around positions and ...

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Build a self-sustaining business

If you’re fortunate enough to have taken your company on a journey through all of its highs and lows for 5, 10, even 20 years or more, chances are you’ve had those moments when you wished your business weren’t so damn dependent on you. No matter what you’ve achieved, most business owners know in their heart that i...

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Ilene Frahm

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Find the right candidate for any role

Finding the right people for your business takes a thoughtful (and flexible) process. Before you even sit down to interview your first candidate, you need to figure out the specifics of the role you’re hiring for, who will fit that role, and how to find them. This is the “marketing” phase of your hiring process, a...

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Kathleen Harper

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Managing Employees

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How employee benefits help your business

As you grow your business, it’s hard enough to know when it’s the right time to bring on that next employee or how to compensate them. When you add benefits to the equation, these employment questions are among the most complicated issues business owners have to address. Benefits can be expensive. It’s easy to fee...

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Ilene Frahm

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6 steps to creating the perfect organization chart

The pandemic has shown us one indisputable truth: There’s always a different way of doing things. Whether in life or in business, we’ve all made adjustments to our standard mode of functioning. And it hasn’t been easy—it’s never easy to make dramatic changes. But now, as the world is slowly shifting back to in-per...

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Tricia Huebner

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Work ON it: Learn to be a great manager

If there’s one thing most business owners struggle with (okay, aside from creating a budget), it’s the transition from managing no one to managing everyone. Most clients who come to us simply don’t want to deal with management responsibilities—period. They hope (and act on the belief) that if they hire good people...

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Kirstin Fulton

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How to create a stellar onboarding process—even remotely

Twenty years (and several roles) ago, I was working in Human Resources at a manufacturing company in Berkeley, California. We had 125 employees at the time—all onsite—and it was my responsibility to develop and oversee the onboarding process. It was very much what you might picture for a medium-sized company: We’d...

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Kathleen Harper