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Keep Your Small Business Running Smoothly and Making Money

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In my last post, I explained the different mindsets a business owner needs and the systems that need to be in place to achieve the most from your business.  Now I will discuss solutions to help those business owners who are frustrated and about to give up on their business, or want to sell it because it’s been more of a headache and heartache, then they expected.

There are three levels to make your business work smoothly.  They are outlined below and discussed more in depth. Continue reading

Building Your ‘A’ Team – Part One

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“If each of us hires people who are smaller than we are, we shall become a company of dwarfs. But if each of us hires people who are bigger than we are, we shall become a company of giants.”
~David Ogilvy, Advertising Executive

I’ve seen business owners and middle management in corporations  who fight so hard to protect their own patch, as well as their egos, that they only hire people who are either exactly the same as them, or less than them, and therefore no competition. Continue reading

Fill Your Business ‘Bus’ With the Right People – Part II

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Develop effective management and recruiting systems that show you how to recruit and keep the best people for your business.

After defining last week what motivates employees – a sense of mission and purpose – I now want to get into managing people.

Assuming you already have people onboard, I’m going to tackle the managing side of people first. If you don’t have any employees, this part of the equation is still critical, as it points to what you will do and how you need to do it from the second you bring on your first employee.

Today’s businesses, especially small businesses, call for making the most of limited resources, including people. The business leader can’t do it all. He or she has to make the most of every resource and that means making the best possible use of the people of the business, and in return, providing them with rewarding, satisfying jobs and careers which, in turn, goes a long way to making their lives better. Continue reading

Fill Your Business ‘Bus’ With the Right People – Part I

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Develop effective management and recruiting systems that show you how to recruit and keep the best people for your business.

Every business leader must make the most of every resource including people and provide them with rewarding, satisfying jobs and careers as they help you take your business towards its Strategic Intent.

Why is this important? It’s important because you can’t live in a vacuum if you want to build a successful business. The level of work you alone can do is limited by time and your own energy and resources. When you do it on your own, everything is dependent on you and all you’re doing is buying yourself a job…and you’re not building a business. Continue reading