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The Secret to Scaling Any Business

The Secret to Scaling Any Business

Ever get frustrated that your business isn’t growing as fast as you’d like? Or, do you ever get even more frustrated that “other businesses” seem to be growing faster than yours? Well, if you have, you’re not alone. Why do you think there are so many articles, books, magazines, blog posts, videos, courses, conferences, etc. all on how to grow and scale your business faster (hey, it’s probably why you’re reading this right now)? But what if I told you that there was one secret, that if you knew...

How to Reengage Disengaged Employees

How to Reengage Disengaged Employees

Ever look out at your team and think, “They’re not very engaged”? Or get frustrated because they’re working too slow or not hitting their targets or wasting too much time or not getting their work done on time or dashing out the door at “quitting time”? If you have (and I’m guessing you have), you know that’s a major problem because you can’t build a great scalable business using un-engaged employees. You need highly engaged employees to do that. So, what can you do to turn that around? How...

How to Hire the Right Person Every Time

How to Hire the Right Person Every Time

Every get frustrated with your employees? I guess that’s like asking, “Is the sky blue?” My experience has been that every business owner/entrepreneur I know of does. However, what most of them don’t calculate is that the source of their problem probably began long ago—before they even hired that person who’s driving them crazy now. It goes back to that old adage that “80% of managing is hiring right.” When you choose the right people, life is good. When you don’t, conflict and frustration,...

How to Position and Differentiate Your Business to Break Through the Noise

How to Position and Differentiate Your Business to Break Through the Noise

As you know, the marketplace is a very noisy place these days. Which means that trying to get your ideal prospects to pay attention to your marketing messages is getting harder and harder. So, how are you going to break through all of that noise? Well, two strategies that can help you break through the noise are positioning and differentiating your business. Why? Because being a “me too” company no longer works. If you’re too similar to your competitors, you’re just noise. Which means that if...

How to Deal With Employees Who Don’t Fully Get Their Work Done

How to Deal With Employees Who Don’t Fully Get Their Work Done

When you assign a task to one of your employees/direct reports and they don’t complete that task, how do you feel? When you ask them to do four things specifically about that task and they come back with only two of them completed, how does that make you feel? Or worse, what if they deliberately do something opposite of what you’ve asked them to do. How does that make you feel? If you’re like most of the business owners and entrepreneurs I know, you feel pretty frustrated. What ought to be...

5 Steps to Improve Anything in Your Business or Life

5 Steps to Improve Anything in Your Business or Life

Every day you have to improve or fix something. Somedays it’s your business model. Other days it’s your marketing system. Somedays it’s your management style. Other days it’s your sales process, etc. Literally every day, you’re working on improving something in your business (or life). The question is, “What’s your process for improving?” If you’re like most business owners and/or entrepreneurs, you don’t have a framework or rubric for how to do just that—for how to improve anything—and that’s...

How to Create a Vision Statement That Inspires

How to Create a Vision Statement That Inspires

Several years ago, I created a video on, “The Difference Between Mission and Vision,” that is the number one video on the subject (with several hundreds of thousands of views). Because of the number of people watching that video, someone asked if I had any more video training on how to create a better mission statement. In response to their request (which is how I tend to operate), I created a video on “What Makes a Mission Statement Good (or Bad).” However, it wasn’t until this past week that...

5 Huge Strategic Planning Mistakes Virtually Every Business Makes

5 Huge Strategic Planning Mistakes Virtually Every Business Makes

As a business owner, entrepreneur, CEO, Founder/Co-Founder you know that one of your most important tasks every year is to create a “strategic plan.” Unfortunately, the vast majority of “strategic plans” aren’t very strategic, nor do they drive significant growth. Case in point: 85% of businesses are plateaued or in decline. And of those that are growing, most are growing under 10% (with most of those being 5% or less). More importantly, how much has your business grown on an annual basis over...

5 Keys to Accountability

5 Keys to Accountability

Do you ever find yourself thinking, “My people just don’t get stuff done around here!” If so, you’re normal. It’s one of the most common refrains I hear from business owners and entrepreneurs all the time. Speaking about their people, “They just don’t get work done on time!” Or, “They don’t produce their work at a high enough quality!” Or, “I’m forever having to go back and correct their work!” Or, “It takes them so freakin’ long to get anything done.” Can you relate? I’m guessing, you can....

How to Fix Virtually Any Employee Problem

How to Fix Virtually Any Employee Problem

Ever get frustrated with your employees? Ever give them something to do and they don’t get it done right? Or on time? Or at the right level of quality? Or for the right amount? Etc. If so, then you know the dilemma that every business owner/entrepreneur faces. In order to grow and scale a more profitable business, you have to hire and leverage more people. But with more people, come more problems. So, what should you do? On the one hand you want to create more leverage, put food on the table...

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