Who has the most influence on how well an organization communicates? YOU! The owner and leader of your business. Your greatest leadership asset is your ability to communicate. Do this well and everything else will fall into place. Communication systems What is a system? A system is simply the way something happens. The way you do anything in
In the front window of my friend’s house is a lemon tree. It’s a small tree, sitting at about 2ft tall. For the longest time, my friend was perplexed as to why it wasn’t growing. She spritzed it with water twice a day and she rotated the pot so the plant was getting an even
Have you ever wondered why as a small business owner you work so hard? It probably has to do with what drives and motivates you. (Your entrepreneurial purpose.) By aligning who you are with what you do, you can unlock your full potential as a leader. It may seem like a big task, but finding
Today you’re going to see what to you can do to apply for the Canada Summer Jobs Grant (CSJ) . This grant helps you hire a new employee to grow your business. And empower youth. And INCREASE your budget. (Wow, right?) If you’re a small business or non-profit organization with 50 or less full-time staff,
Against all odds, twenty years ago today, I sold my business. Having owned the agency for seven years it was time to sell. My family was growing and with a third child on the way the decision was easy. People tell me I was lucky. Lucky that I sold my travel agency when I did.
How can you make sure that you have the cash flow coming in to your business? And how much should you have in reserve for those unexpected costs? We’ve all had this moment—our tax bill shows up on schedule, but we forgot about it and suddenly we are trying to figure out how to pay
Every action that is currently happening in your organization, either as planned or as decided by the individuals who do them, are the systems that are getting you the results you currently have. If you are happy with these results you will benefit further from documenting these systems so that you can continue to produce
Taking a month off is good for you, it’s good for your physical and mental health and it is good for business. When you take time off your head clears, you are able to see new possibilities and opportunities, you have more energy to work on your business and you have balance. Most (closer to
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.