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process management
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Follow These Process Management Trends for a More Streamlined Business

One of the best things you can do for your business is adopt new process management trends that will streamline your workflow. After all, as an entrepreneur, you have countless responsibilities on your plate. The right process management systems can simplify your workflow and give you access to better information, ensuring that you are better equipped...
social media
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7 Business Influencers to Follow on Social Media in 2020

Launching a successful startup takes a lot of work, and learning how to navigate the waters of entrepreneurship can be difficult — especially if it's your first business. As such, it can be wise for aspiring entrepreneurs to seek help and mentorship from others who have already built successful businesses. While it's not always possible to...
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5 ROI-Boosting Tips to Improve Your Startup’s Efficiency in 2020

“Move fast and break things” is one of the most famous Silicon Valley axioms. Made popular by Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, the saying became a mantra for the way an entire startup culture operated. That’s changing, though, to an increased emphasis on slowing down and taking the time to get things right. As financial executive Larry Fink put...
Status Quo Bias
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Status Quo Bias: The Dangers of Letting It Run Your Business

Whatever your current state of affairs are, they serve as a reference point — a gauge to measure the past and future. How else would we make sense of time? Our brains draw comparisons and use generalized categories to create a narrative about life: better versus worse, more versus less. We become accustomed to a...
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This Christmas Don’t Get Snowed Under With Work: Prioritize and Delegate

Prioritize and Delegate: 'Tis the season! Sometimes it's difficult to comprehend that there is only twenty-four hours in a day. When we feel time is blustering, we often forget that we have no more hours than the next person. Working effectively is important to every business, but being snowed-under is an overbearing feeling that we...
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Measuring the Body

Here’s an excerpt from Sam Carpenter’s book Work The System: The Simple Mechanics of Making More and Working Less...        Eight years ago, in the depths of my workplace chaos, I was also dealing with a very sick body and an exhausted mind. I was delirious during the day and couldn’t sleep at night. My doctor...
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Gone Missing

Several years ago we had our house remodeled. Immediately after, we “flipped” another house. In both cases, numerous subcontractors, both experienced and inexperienced, did the work.  Linda was the interior designer. I was the general contractor.  In this world of framers, plumbers, electricians, roofers, and concrete specialists, there is an interesting commonality among inexperienced subcontractors:...
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The Tip System

Here is an evaluation system, albeit waggish. It’s about tipping in restaurants, and I’ll preface things by saying I don’t believe a tip is a diner’s obligation. It’s a tip—something extra that one earns if the service he or she delivers is at least good.  Linda and I sit down for a meal in a...
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The Cardiovascular Equipment Sign-Up System

Here’s a remove-the-system-altogether scenario. It’s the ultimate in simplifying things. My staff and I take delight in chucking unnecessary Centratel protocols. System-elimination is great to see in personal life, too.  The cardio room at the gym where I work out is equipped with dozens of treadmills, step climbers, and stationary bikes. It’s a busy place,...
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Focus on the System, Not the Product

It seems logical the manager’s total efforts should be focused on the product or service itself; that all energy be directed to the work that must be done, the customers who must be found, and the money that must be made. And this is the problem! Focus entirely on these tasks without an overall strategy...
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Know your mechanical prime time

Most people have jobs, and as of this writing, there is not a general revolt against the concept. In any society, it is a revered position - one that carries a certain “it’s a good feeling to be part of the team” camaraderie. Whether a democratic or a socialistic state, it is understood that the...
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Invaluable tools & help for small business

As entrepreneurs we need to do everything as efficiently as possible. It actually truly makes my day when I discover a tool that makes me more effective. This afternoon my teammate Chuck Fuller passed along a link to me to update my Firefox web browser with a little diddy that displays the Google PageRank &...