1 Simple Way to Get More from Your Top Performing Employees

You’ve invested a lot in attracting top-performing A-Player employees. You’re building a team of rock stars. Every time you hire, you’re hiring up, replacing mediocre employees with top-performers with the intention of getting 9-12 times the productivity from those A- Players. But, are you really getting the best from you’re A-Player employees? Maybe some of … read more

This 1 Habit Will Get You Freedom from Your Business

How many hours per week do you spend working ON your business? When I survey business owners at the beginning of their work with me, the majority tell me they are working 4 or fewer hours per week ON their business. Most of their time working is spent working IN the business. This is not … read more

The Missing Link to True Profit and Freedom

One business owner recently shared with me that her business feels like a treadmill that keeps speeding up on her, demanding more and more of her. From the outside looking in, she appears successful and her business is growing continually. But she has reached the point where she is maxed out, feeling like she can … read more

Avoid These Costly Mistakes When Onboarding New Employees

Payroll is one of the biggest expenses in small business. Most small business owners are not getting their money’s worth from the investment they are making in employees. Taking steps to optimize employee performance directly impacts your profit. Consider this… have you ever hired a new employee, had great hopes for how the employee would … read more

Short and Sweet Meetings that Motivate Employees and Drive Profit

  Do you ever wonder if the meetings you have with employees are effective? See if this sounds familiar… You hold a meeting intending to motivate employees and get everyone working together as a team to do their best. You talk. They listen. They may seem interested, or at least they nod their heads in … read more

WARNING: Don’t Coach THESE Employees

Have you ever wondered if you can “rehabilitate” an employee? Many business owners spend lots of time trying. There are some employees you can not “rehabilitate.” Read on… Sabrina, I have an employee who performs well sometimes, but other times she is forgetful, leaves work undone, and makes mistakes. I find myself bringing work home … read more

Barely Breaking Even in Your Small Business?

  It’s tax season. Do you hear the collective groan from small business owners across the country? Are you one of those small business owners who is groaning? Do you find yourself working harder and harder, year after year in your business, only to get your taxes done and learn you’re barely breaking even? It’s … read more

Attracting and Keeping the Best Employees

If you’ve been struggling to attract qualified applicants to fill open positions in your business, rest assured, you are not alone. In fact, many small business owners across the country have this struggle as they compete with corporate America for talent. As a small business owner, you have an opportunity to shine as an employer … read more

1 Strategy to Get Employees Thinking for Themselves

    Does it ever feel like you could get more done, if only you had fewer interruptions? Because you’re the business owner, you tend to be “the one who knows how to do everything” in the business.  It’s tempting for employees to come to you with questions before trying to figure things out on … read more

1 Easy Way to Fill Entry-Level Positions with Great Employees

Do you find yourself in the position of constantly hiring for entry-level positions, and feeling frustrated by the poor quality of the applicants? Many small business owners struggle to fill entry-level positions with great employees. Competition for labor often leaves small business owners feeling pressured to compete with wages paid by larger employers in their … read more