Category Archives: Systems

How to Make Any Business Scalable

If you want to grow your small business, your concept must be scalable. In other words, you have to be able to produce your product or service over and over again without dependence on any one person. Yes –that even … Read more

Planning for Success: 7 Steps to Reach Your Goals

Who knew that a simple question could completely change someone’s life? Five years ago I was having lunch with a friend who was feeling very stuck and dissatisfied with her work situation.  A few weeks later, I saw her again, … Read more

This 1 Habit Will Get You Freedom from Your Business

How many hours per week do you spend working ON your business? When I survey business owners at the beginning of their work with me, the majority tell me they are working 4 or fewer hours per week ON their … Read more

Making Performance Evaluations Meaningful

Sabrina Schleicher, PhD, PCC, BCC Lisa Kramer, PCC Most business owners dread performance evaluations. Here are some tips to make performance evaluations not only easier, but more meaningful: Do employee evaluations on employee anniversary dates, rather than trying to do … Read more

The Top 10 Problems Profit First Solves in Your Business

Over the last weekend, I got to read Profit First, the newest book from Mike Michalowicz. As I read, I thought of one client after another who could benefit from implementing Profit First in his or her business. In talking … Read more

The True Path to A Profitable Business

I am a convert. “Profit First: A Simple System to Transform Any Business From A Cash-Eating Monster to a Money-Making Machine” will be here in less than a week, and for small business owners all over the world, not a … Read more

Why You Should Delegate and How to Do it Well

As business owners, we all know we should delegate, but that doesn’t mean we are good at it. As a matter of fact, almost every entrepreneur I talk to, regardless of the size of their company or the number of … Read more

Small Businesses Get Best Results With an Employee Follow Up System

A lot has been said and written about how much you should supervise or follow up with your employees about their pending items and responsibilities. Over the last 30 years, discussion of best business practices have highlighted accountability, self-managed teams, … Read more

Your Business Is As Fast As The Slowest Part of The Process

Every business, whether it is an insurance company or a manufacturer, an auto mechanic or service provider, goes through a process, a sequence of activities and steps to deliver it’s product or service. If you repair cars, you need to … Read more

Get Great Employees Coming Your Way

When there is high competition for exceptional employees and a limited talent pool, rural business owners need innovative methods to attract great employees. Employee referral incentive programs offer an effective way to recruit some of the best talent available through … Read more

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