Have your employees involved in the documentation and continuous improvement of systems. This empowers individuals to positively contribute to your company’s success.
A few years back I took my 75 year old dad out for dinner. On the drive there he said that he had a question about my work and not to be offended. Well you know when someone prefaces a question in this way you better brace yourself. He asked me “How do you get
The list of best business books to read continues to grow. However, one book stands above all the others called The E-Myth Revisited, Why Most Small Businesses Don’t Work and What to Do About It by Michael E. Gerber. In this powerful account of Sarah the owner of a pie baking shop journey to personal freedom and wealth you will learn the basic business principles of working “ON” your business, not just “IN” it by thinking through the lens of systems. This is my story of a seven year journey doing just that by Beverlee Rasmussen.
Dear Small Business Owner, Can I have your attention for just for a minute? I know you are tired and BUSY and completely overworked. We need to talk about that thing that has been keeping you awake at night. It could be your maxed out line of credit or that employee that has been bullying
Marketing is more than making a brochure, advertising on Social media or building a new website. While these activities are part the marketing process, there is much more that needs to be considered before spending your valuable time, money and effort trying to get new customers. The top 10 primary marketing systems make up a solid
If you have not heard of the Canada BC Job Grant the highlight benefit of the program for BC’s Entrepreneurs is a non-repayable grant that covers 2/3 of the cost of training up to $10,000.00 per qualified small business owner.
Entrepreneurs building and running companies remind me of machines. They are powerful, strong and always on. That is until their batteries run out or they break down. They go 24/7 for months, years even decades working harder than anyone I know that has a “job”.
Listening is a powerful leadership tool that will both give you the information you need to make great decisions and provide you with the information you need to strengthen your relationships with your customers, your team and yourself.
Running a business without and an accurate financial tracking system is equal to riding your bicycle down a busy road with your eyes closed. Gone are the days when you could get away with throwing everything in a shoebox and dropping it off the night before your tax returns are due.
An overly-systematized company with no employee connection is just a bunch of lifeless paperwork. Having systems in place to run the business is crucial – but not at the expense of of a thriving culture that creates impact and meaning.