Don’t Be Perfect: Be Valuable. (The Worksheet)

Every Tuesday, Tuesday On Your Business gives you ways to spend thirty minutes working on your business instead of in it. Step away from the day-to-day tasks of your work and spend time planning for the future, solving problems, and innovating. Starting today, I’m adding a weekly exercise to these posts and emails. For those…

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What you now know about… Everything 😀

Your business does not exist in isolation.  You now know some of the most common service providers you’ll work with in your business. Most importantly, you know that working with any service provider always comes down to one thing: That one thing.  Know one thing Your business service provider wants to know one thing: what…

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What you still don’t know about… Contracts 🗂️

A few weeks ago we found that the scope of your work is the most important thing in your contracts. In a conversation following that post, a new question arose: once I’ve written one contract, I can copy and paste my scope into all the standard templates, right? Wrong.  “Contracts are not all the same,…

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What you don’t know about… Hiring Risks 🤪

Hiring employees.  It’s risky business. It’s also necessary. Knowing the risks of hiring makes you less likely to run into them. This is why I spoke with Charlotte Merritt. Charlotte works at Insperity and her mission is to reduce employee turnover.  “​​Each time you hire – whether to backfill or grow, you are opening yourself…

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What you don’t know about… Contracts 📜

… all things that are probably on your mind when you go speak to your attorney about your commercial contracts.  And yet, that is not what most disputes are about.  Why legal disputes happen “Most contract disputes revolve around essential business terms such as scope, payment, delivery, and change management”.  So explains Tanya Osensky, of…

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What you don’t know about… everything 🤷

Your business does not exist in isolation.  The needs of a small business take a village… nay, a whole city. Every small business needs a small business service provider to complete its needs.  And they, in turn, need small business service providers, and so on…  The business services you need My role with my small…

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The best way to make your employees happy (5/5) 🙌

Has it been a long week? Did last week’s cliffhanger leave you in an agony of suspense? Well, the wait is over.  Today let’s cover the second part of your employee meeting.  Annual Plan communication You’ve got everyone together to roll out your annual plan. But the whole point is that they are part of…

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