Hiring and Keeping Rockstar Employees

You constantly struggle to find the right employees. The hires you’re not crazy about stay and the ones you want to keep always leave. You often wonder if you’re missing something or if this is this just the way it is.

Topics: Brand, Hiring

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Three Ways to Add Hours to Your Week

At the risk of alienating every fan of RescueTime, Toggl and the Pomodoro Method, I want to make a bold assertion: managing your time has nothing to do with how you do the things you do. Most tips and tools about how to increase productivity focus on maximizing efficiency. And as the owner of your business you couldn’t find a worse way to spend your time.

Topics: Leadership

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Maru Medina-Hollman: Kukis by Maru

When my husband and I travel, we spend a lot of time in bookstores. I'm always in the self-help or the business/marketing section. In September 2006, we were in Chicago, and I found The E-Myth Revisited on a table marked the "best" business books. What caught my attention was the headline: "Why Most Small Businesses Fail.” Kukis By Maru was 12 years old at the time, and successful, but I wanted to learn how to really make it failure proof!

Topics: Client Stories

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What Do the Numbers Say about Your Business?

Every great business has its verbal story: how it got started, where it’s going, what the culture is and who the key characters are. But while your words are important, your numbers are your validation. Without understanding what the numbers are telling you, you can’t ever quantify what your business is actually doing—or not doing, for that matter.

Topics: Leadership

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How to Avoid Vacation Hell

Turn a Prickly Pineapple into the Perfect Vacation Pina Colada

At well-past closing time, you’re staring at an inbox with emails that keep piling in. With only a day or less to go until your vacation, it seems like your “time-off” is going to be spent dodging phone calls from your employees during dinner time, and your beautiful beach or mountain view is actually just the background of your computer screen. 

Topics: Leadership

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Gayle Gerling-Pettinga: Gerling Law

As an EMyth entrepreneur, I find myself increasingly prepared to face the challenges of managing a law firm (and myself) through a recession and dramatic industry changes. Like all business owners, I have big dreams for my business.

Topics: Client Stories

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Raphael Neff: ChessHouse.com

We market chess: the product itself, the chess sets and the educational supplies. We have more than 1700 different SKUs and sell exclusively over the Internet to customers all over the world. Our business was growing at about 30% per year with only four employees but there were lots of customer service situations coming up and no matter how many things we solved, more would arise. The complexities of doing business and the situations we encountered were distracting each of us from doing what we wanted to do.

Topics: Client Stories

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Leon Hermanides: Protea Dental Studio, Inc.

I was beginning to grow my business and I knew to make it out 'alive' I was going to need a better grip on what we were doing and where this would all lead. The concerns that I remember voicing to my coach were that I was working too many hours and not really seeing any financial reward. I had no way of knowing where I stood in relation to the goals I wanted to achieve and that we spent too much time putting out fires.

Topics: Client Stories

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Dr. Ronald Powell: Barrington Dental Care

Barrington Dental Care is a high-end dental practice. We excel at cosmetic dentistry and provide people with the smiles of their dreams. We approach dentistry from a long-term perspective and focus not just on the needs of our clients, but on their wants as well.

I have gone to a lot of consultants in my time, and many were focused on dental practices, but what interested me about EMyth was the "total package" perspective. I recognized the value in an approach that didn't just touch on a certain aspects of my practice, but instead provided a comprehensive business development package. After years of being the Technician, I wanted to learn how to manage, run and develop a small business.

Topics: Client Stories

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The Long Road to Free

In 1977, our business was started on an idea that was radical at the time—that there was a way to give small business owners the kind of help that was only available to big businesses that could afford a high-priced consultant. And with that idea, the business coaching industry was born. We developed a one-of-a-kind curriculum and trained some of the best coaches in the industry. And over the years, we helped tens of thousands of small business owners learn how to work on their business, not just in it—freeing them up for greater success and a fuller life.

Topics: EMyth

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