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.
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.
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.
You may be surprised at how relieved you will feel when your thoughts and ideas are no longer trapped inside your brain. No more overwhelm! Overwhelm is an experience we create when we don't have clarity. Overwhelm is what we feel when we don't choose. Overwhelm is what wins when our bodies get sick and are unable to hold it all together.
Having systems around designing, executing and measuring meeting results are critical to the success of sales, staff morale and and overall company direction. Having systems around designing, executing and measuring meeting results are critical to the success of sales, staff morale and and overall company direction.
In reality partnerships are hard. Really hard. Partnerships deteriorate quickly if expectations around work load and money are not clearly defined.
Most important, reduce the chaos in a business and the business owner's family can enjoy a calmer, happier, more rewarding life. Happy families build happier more engaged communities which leads to a happier more peaceful world.