It’s time to delegate work. Accept that not everything in your business can be run, managed, and executed by a single person. Whether you hire employees, outsource everything to agencies, or do a bit of both: delegation is a requirement. But wait: delegation is not about creating a list of tasks and handing that list…

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Is to do it last. This post remains relevant to my usual themes, if the subject is more tactical than usual. We all need software tools to run our business, and our choices here can impact business in a good or bad way. The latter happens when the software choice is made first, and business…

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You use your craft to start your own business; it lives; it grows. And at some point, you also want it to work without you. At some point you will want to exit. Whether looking to leave the day to day completely, or rather focus only on certain activities, at some point the business will…

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It makes me flinch a little every time: somebody powers up a computer, opens their calendar and suddenly its notification chaos. There are overlapping commitments, at least seven different colors for different event types, and event titles that say little or nothing… “meet with Pete”, … “Design”, … And yet: those are the people who…

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Running a business requires more than money and time. Every investment is a resource. Last summer I posted a short series on this blog about how to run a resource audit. For a solo-preneur or a new small business owner, there is a simple model to use to address all your key resource allocation from…

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This expression risks going the way of Thinking Outside The Box: a bit of sound advice whose overuse has made it virtually meaningless.  But it really is sound advice, so let’s take a moment for a closer look at how understanding the limits of your comfort zone – and then moving beyond them – will…

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Have you ever tried tracking your time at work? How much visibility do have over how your hours are spent? Before you answer, consider this scenario: you take your can in to the mechanic’s. You explain what is happening – a strange noise, a tug to the left – and the mechanic says “I understand,…

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You are preparing for a coffee or breakfast meeting with a contact you met at last week’s chamber event. What will you talk about? How is this a valuable use of your time? Use the prep list. 0.25 All types of meetings 1.09 What is in it for you (micro) 3.01 What you want to…

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I will often say that there is no set formula for something: there is no one correct method. There are, however, plenty of incorrect ways to do things. Resource Audits are no exception. Here are some common mistakes made when performing a resource audit. Looking only at revenue Revenue is nothing but a number. Without its…

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Don’t manage what you do, but rather do things that deserve to be managed. Think of roles and responsibilities first.   ★☆★ THANKS FOR WATCHING! ★☆★ My online Courses: How to Start a Business as a Freelance Consultant : http://bit.ly/udemyBC Effective Decision Making in Business: http://bit.ly/udemyDM

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