Category: Operations

Too often, I hear from managers who are at their wits end with a problem employee. Unfortunately they reach out for help at the point of no return. It is important to set expectations early, often and clearly. Meet with your employee on the first day of employment to outline what is important to you […]

Do you ever wonder, how a business stays organized and on track? Is it a rhythm, a natural ability, a learned skill, or possibly a little of each? Is it a secret? Where does it come from? How do you get it? What is the secret to “Organize for Success”? Are you ready? The secret […]

“If we did all the things we were capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves.” — Thomas Edison Goals work when you follow proven techniques and stick with them. Establishing a good plan takes work at the front end, but the hard way is the easy way long term. Here are my secrets: 1. […]

As a business owner, you may be comfortable, or prefer, making all the business decisions alone. However, there are endless benefits for having the extra brain power. Creating the Dream Team In choosing the people to include on your strategic team, keep in mind that diversity is the key to bringing new ideas to the […]

Many small businesses think they can easily maintain their own books. However, doing journal entries is certainly not fun. It is also waste of an entrepreneur’s precious time. Hiring a bookkeeper is an important decision for your business. A bookkeeper is a key part of your management team. Before you hire, ask yourself:Do you only […]

Organization is essential for business success. It starts with first identifying what is important to you, then prioritizing into categories. Whether it is business, personal, club, or group, you will have more clarity for decision making with surroundings that are fully operational. Your documents will be readily available at your fingertips to develop a plan, […]

Unlike full-time employment, many small business owners do not have the luxury of calling in sick as their business operations depend on their presence. Some emergency planning ahead of time will ease the anxiety when life happens and you need time off work. 1. Have someone (or several people) who you can rely on to […]

Music is one of the truly universal things that make people feel good all over the world. It also sells – ideas, services, products. The value of music to business owners is obvious and, in some cases, integral to their success. Imagine a dance club or an aerobics program without music. In restaurants, music helps […]

If you think about the flow of information in your office – emails, phone messages, documents, etc.  it really is like a circulatory system for your business. A steady stream of communication at a continuous pace, physically, visually and verbally is the main artery for your operation and will lead to a healthy business. But […]

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