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Letting A Team Member Go

I talk a lot about the importance of having a good team working with you. And with good reason. While there are plenty of business ventures you can undertake completely by yourself, most will require you to work with others in one form or another, and having a team as a part of your business […]
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Prioritize

One of the best bits of business advice I can possibly give is to prioritize your work. Get the most important, time sensitive stuff finished first, and then work your way down the list. Well, that’s today’s article. See you all next week! In all seriousness though, when it comes to prioritizing your workday, there […]
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Winter Is Coming

Looking at the current weather report, perhaps I should have titled this article “Winter Is Here”, but it just doesn’t have the same ring to it (nor does it reference Game of Thrones, which is where I shamelessly stole the line from). So, November is here. For many of us that means the temperature is […]
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Exit, Stage Left

A topic that’s seldom come up on this blog before, though one that is incredibly important, is what to do when a business fails. We’ve already established that things will go wrong, and that there’s a good chance that your business might actually fail. We’ve even discussed how to know when it’s time to pack […]
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Happy Halloween!

Hello everyone! My name’s Shane and I’m one of David’s team members, working as a content provider for his various sites. He’s spoken about me before in previous posts, like “Cut Out The Middleman” and the first part of “The Cost of Debt.” I pitched an idea to David about doing a guest blog for […]
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Crisis Management: When Things Go Very Wrong

Crisis management is a topic that has come up in several forms on my blog before. We’ve talked about using great customer service to avert disaster, how to properly deal with debtors, building rainy-day funds, and even creating time buffers. All of these are important skills to have should a crisis arise. But there are […]
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Lead By Example

I think it’s a pretty safe bet that most of us in our working lives has had one of those bosses who sits back and doesn’t do any of the work themselves. They sit in their office playing on their phones, or otherwise doing anything else but working, while everybody else gets things done. Every […]
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Getting Better Feedback

Getting feedback from your customers is the single best way to identify ways in which your business can improve. Looking at it from the inside is all well and good, but you’re too close to it, making it hard to identify the real issues that need fixing, or could be improved. This is why getting […]
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Scalability

Scalability is a term most commonly associated with computer systems, networks and processes and their ability to handle increased usage, or be expanded to handle that growth. The term can also be applied to businesses, and their ability to handle a sudden influx of additional work. I spoke before about expanding out of your home […]
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The Carrot and The Stick

The concept of the carrot and the stick is something that most people should be familiar with. The earliest recorded use of the phrase was in December 1948 in The Economist magazine. The concept is drawn from the idea of a cart driver using a carrot suspended in front of his or her horse, mule, […]
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