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A Calculation to Help Determine Potential Profits

A Calculation to Help Determine Potential Profits

The Pareto Principle (also known as the 80-20 rule) is named after an Italian economist named Vilfredo Pareto. It is an interesting concept which can be applied to help determine insights for potential profit improvement. Let’s look at two possible applications for a small business: Possibility 1) 80% of your profits come from the top
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4 Simple Ways to Grow Your Business

4 Simple Ways to Grow Your Business

Get back to business basics!  Many business owners spend much of their time working in their business, often spinning their wheels just trying to stay in business. Let’s stand back, take a good look and get back to business basics. 1)    Referrals Do you ask for referral business? Do you ask every time in a
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Find Time to Work ON Your Business

Find Time to Work ON Your Business

Many business owners spend more time planning for their vacation than they do planning for the future of their business! Often we’re so caught up in managing the day to day activities of working ‘in’ our business that we neglect working ‘on’ our business. We know that we should be streamlining our business systems, developing
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Simple Steps to Beat Workplace Procrastination

Simple Steps to Beat Workplace Procrastination

Let’s face it, as business owners, there are problems and tasks that we avoid, put off or simply try to ignore. Most often they are bothersome or overwhelming – if we completed these tasks our stress level and life would improve. Here’s a simple process for beating workplace procrastination: Start the process the afternoon before.
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Communication is Everything

Communication is Everything

For a successful business, communication is everything. Would you like to learn simple ways to improve workplace communications in a few minutes a week? Here’s how it works: Leave your email address and the Improving Business Communications series will begin immediately. The information will be emailed to you every four days for 3 weeks. It’s
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Tips to Improve the Hiring Process

Tips to Improve the Hiring Process

Does your business have an induction plan for new employees? Induction plans help ensure that new hires start off on a productive and positive note. Here are some points to consider as you develop an induction plan for your business: 1)      Identify key current employees to provide hands on training to the new hire. It will
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Aligning Your Goals for Personal and Business Success

Aligning Your Goals for Personal and Business Success

As a business owner, do you feel like you are sitting in the back seat and your business is driving your life from the front seat? This usually happens when your personal goals are not aligned with your business goals. What are your personal goals? What are the goals for your business? If the two
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Small Steps to Business Success

Small Steps to Business Success

Often business owners are desperately seeking perfectionism to improve their business. Instead of trying to do business tasks 100% better, focus on doing several things 1% better and build from there. Where to begin? Here are a few actions business owners can apply in only minutes a day: Listening and communication skills – focus on
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What is Holding Your Business Back?

What is Holding Your Business Back?

It just might be you. It might be a self-imposed barrier that’s holding you and your business back.   A self-imposed barrier is a thought or belief you have that is blocking you from seeing an opportunity. A common example is when the business owner believes all their current customers are aware of every product
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Take Action to Solve Business Anxiety

Take Action to Solve Business Anxiety

Just thinking about problems in your business won’t solve them. The key to alleviate the stress faced by many business owners is to take action. Here are a few examples: If you’re frustrated with clients that are slow to pay you, pick up the phone and ask them if they’ve had any problems with the
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