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18 Dec Do You Have the Right Team Working for You?

Posted at 13:16:02 by Chris Hallberg

As an entrepreneur, hiring the right people to work with you will likely be some of the most important decisions you will ever make. Apple guru Steve Jobs understood the importance of onboarding the right team right from the start. He noted that "when you're in a startup, the first ten people (you hire) will determine whether the company succeeds or not." It is for this very reason that the EOS® (Entrepreneurial Operating System®) platform considers People as one of the top six pillars of any business model.

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Topics: Business Coaching, small business coach

29 Nov Business Coaching vs. Consulting: Is there a difference?

Posted at 08:00:00 by Chris Hallberg

No matter how well your business is running there's always room for improvement. Whether it's more sales, greater customer satisfaction or increased employee performance, your business likely needs a boost. This is where business coaching and consulting can play a vital role. Before deciding how to utilize these services it's important to understand the differences between business coaching and consulting.

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Topics: Business Coaching

30 Oct 3 Signs You Need a Business Coach

Posted at 08:00:00 by Chris Hallberg

If you're like many small business owners, you're a self-directed, self-sufficient, driven person. Those qualities are a big part of how you got to be where you are. But no one can go it alone forever. At various stages in their career, many small business owners find themselves in situations where they need a little outside guidance and perspective. This isn't surrender or a sign of weakness: It's a natural part of a business' development.

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Topics: Business Coaching, small business coach

09 Oct How to Find the Right Business Coach

Posted at 08:00:00 by Chris Hallberg

Many budding entrepreneurs believe that a successful business only requires hard work, a great idea and good customer service. While these are integral aspects of fruitful company, lack of experience on the inner workings of running a business can lead to failure. This is why you must understand how to find a business coach. You probably want to know what a business coach can do for your company before seeking one out, so here are a few important factors you should understand.

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Topics: Business Coaching

25 Sep Business Insights: 5 Reasons to Hire a Business Mentor

Posted at 08:00:00 by Chris Hallberg

Whether you’re a few months into your new startup or the owner of a profitable company that’s served the community for years, you understand that running a business is anything but easy. One way of relieving some of the burdens you face is by finding a mentor. If you’ve already decided this is the right course, you’re likely asking what you should look for in a business mentor. For those still on the fence, however, here are some of the most important reasons to hire a business mentor.'

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Topics: Business Advice, Business Coaching, EOS

21 Aug How Small Business Coaching Works With EOS

Posted at 08:00:00 by Chris Hallberg

If you've started a small business, you know just how important it is to have someone along with you for the ride. It helps if that person has done it before and, preferably, a lot of times. That's why many entrepreneurs choose to have a small business coach guide them through the process — someone who has already been down that road and understands the challenges of starting your own company.

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Topics: Business Coaching, EOS

15 Jun What Does A Small Business Coach Do?

Posted at 09:00:00 by Chris Hallberg

There are more than 5.7 million small business owners in the United States, and business coaches maximize their potential. Think of a small business coach like a teacher and a guide and a mentor all rolled into one. These professionals have strategic skills that take businesses to the next level. EOS Implementers — people with coaching skills who subscribe to the principles of the Entrepreneurial Operating System — take business coaching to the next level. Here's what you can expect when you hire one.

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Topics: Business Coaching

31 May How a Small Business Coach Helps

Posted at 09:00:00 by Chris Hallberg

According to the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), small businesses make up 99.7 percent of U.S. employer firms and account for 67 percent of new private-sector jobs. That translates into a lot of people transitioning from an “employee” position to “employer” status.

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Topics: Business Tools, Business Coaching

13 Apr 4 Common Frustrations of a Business Owner

Posted at 09:00:00 by Chris Hallberg

If you're like most business owners, owning and running your own business is a dream come true. It's an opportunity to make decisions that create the impact you' like to achieve. It allows you to put your skill set and determination on full display. But owning and running your own company can also have drawbacks.

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Topics: Business Coaching

13 Mar How a Small Business Coach can Help With Profitability

Posted at 09:48:49 by Chris Hallberg

When budgets are strained, many small-business owners respond by cutting their spending as much as possible. This often involves reducing spending on training services and professional advancement. However, cutting ties with your small-business coach could create even more problems for your business. When times are tough, you need all the expert help you can get to turn your business’s financial situation around. Read on to find out how a small-business coach can help you out of a tough spot and make your business profitable again.

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Topics: Business Coaching