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Team Building for Maximum Success

To get the most out of your team you need to be sure they are set up for success in your organization from the start. That is, fitting in with the culture and proper training. The best way to get your team to fit with your company’s culture is to be sure they come into […]

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Eliminating Time Vampires

Do you find that by Friday most of your weekly to do list that you wrote on Monday hasn’t been touched?   Hint:  Change your “TO DO” list to a “TO ACHIEVE” list.  Do you really want to “DO” stuff or “ACHIEVE” great things? This is a common problem. Either you are planning too much in […]

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Valued Systems

Are you finding it difficult to grow your business and to give your staff new responsibilities? You can only do so much by yourself until you’re completely burnt out. If you only think of how to do things, you’re going to be doing it by yourself forever. If every new employee has to be trained […]

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5 ways to improve your marketing strategy

If I asked you what you need most in your business, would you say more customers? And is that really true? Yes! Of course all businesses could do with more customers, but to gain them you need an effective marketing plan. But can you create that new marketing plan? All it really takes is some […]

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Accumulate more cash

If you properly manage your money and do just a few things in advance, you will have more cash on hand, more often. Just by doing these few simple things… Create a cashflow budget, with just a simple spreadsheet to manage in-flows and out-flows of real “cash” on a daily or monthly basis. A real […]

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Systemize the routine, humanize the exception

Are you finding it difficult to grow your business and to give your staff new responsibilities? You can only do so much by yourself until you’re completely burnt out. If you only think of how to do things, you’re going to be doing it by yourself forever. If every new employee has to be trained […]

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Change, and never ending improvement

No organization is ever exactly finished or perfect. There is always room for improvement. This is exemplified by the Japanese philosophy or practice of ‘Kaizen’, meaning constant and never ending improvement. This is a good mentality to have so that you are always working to make your business better. This way, your organization can grow […]

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Communicating powerful common goals

Being a leader is more than just trying to encourage your team to do their best. It is much more powerful to unite your people around one common goal. Who are “your people?”  “Your people” means more than just your internal team.  It also includes your customers, vendors, strategic alliances, friends and family.  You will be surprised how […]

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Leading your team to success

Exploring the source of leadership in a business is a great way to start looking into what needs to be improved. When leadership and direction are unclear and the team isn’t exactly on the same page, your business won’t perform. As a leader, you must create a vision for the present and future. It is […]

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Making your Standard Operating Procedures usable

Think about the book of standard operating procedures that no one seems to pay attention to- why isn’t it being utilized? If your systems don’t save, time, energy, or money your team members won’t do it. If you think of the word SYSTEM as a pneumonic device, it would mean Saving Yourself Time Energy and […]

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