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Small Business Management: What’s Your One Year Plan?

Most business owners have a big-picture plan. They have an “ultimate goal” for their business. It may be to one day sell the business and retire, it may be to franchise, or it may be to pass the business on … Continue reading

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Managing Change: How to Keep Your Team on Board

As a professional organizer, a large part of my job consists of helping business owners execute change. Specifically, I often work with clients to identify the root causes of chaos in their business, and help them design systems and processes … Continue reading

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Five Steps to Avoid Self-Inflicted Chaos in Your Business

Running a business is often chaotic. And the true is that most businesses will always experience at least a small amount of chaos and/or confusion. That’s part of business—customers are unpredictable, supply chains get interrupted, and the market continues to … Continue reading

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Business Management: How to Eliminate Chaos From Your Workday

If you are like many of the small business owners I have known over the years, your workplace often feels chaotic. Chaos takes many forms – some offices are literally loud, messy, and disorganized, while others may appear at first … Continue reading

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Small Business Management: What Are Your Goals for 2014?

Believe it or not… 2013 is almost over! I know that the year has felt like a blur to me – as they say, time flies when you are having fun!
As the year winds down and we begin to look … Continue reading

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Manage Your Time More Effectively: Seven Practical New Year’s Resolutions

As 2013 draws to a close, business owners around the world are taking the opportunity to reflect back on the year that was, and to look forward to the New Year. I’m sure you’ve got a long list of things … Continue reading

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Small Business Management: Invest into Coaching Your Employees

If there is one thing that every single business owner I’ve worked with over the years has in common… it’s that he/she is busy! As a business owner, there is barely enough time in the day to get through the … Continue reading

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Business Management: Build Stronger Teams by Leveraging the Strengths of Each Employee

Effective teams are critical to the success of any business. Most of the business owners I work with recognize this, and dedicate a significant amount of time to training and developing their teams. I’ve had the privilege of working with … Continue reading

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Small Business Management: it’s Not How Hard You Work… it’s How Smart You Work That Matters

We all grew up hearing some variation of the phrase “work smarter, not harder”, so it’s hardly a revolutionary concept. But that doesn’t mean that every business owner gets it right. In fact, over the years I have known and … Continue reading

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Business Management: Four Keys to Effective Communication with Employees

As a manager, one of your most important tasks is communicating to your employees. Effective communication allows your team members to function as an extension of yourself –to get the job done exactly the way that you expect.
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