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How A Monthly Management Team Meeting Can Transform Your Small Business (Part III)

Posted by John Boudreau on Apr 28, 2017 9:47:27 AM

In this three-part series on small business meetings, we are trying to not only convince you of the value of small business meetings, but also give you some real practical steps to implement meetings which drive real results.

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Topics: small business meetings, monthly team meetings

Are Your Small Business Meetings All Tactics And No Strategy? (Part II)

Posted by John Boudreau on Apr 19, 2017 10:54:22 AM

In part I of this three-part series on meetings, we discussed why small business owners hate meetings so much (they see meetings as a waste of time or just an opportunity for employees to complain). We laid out a case for meetings. If you find yourself doubting the value of meetings, head over read part I and maybe I can convince you of the value of meetings.

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Topics: Meeting rhythm, small business meetings, strategic vs. tactical, meeting cadence

Why Do Small Business Owners Hate Meetings So Much? (Part I)

Posted by John Boudreau on Mar 14, 2017 3:00:37 PM

In this post, we begin our three-part series on meetings and seek to change your thinking around meetings to show the true value meetings can create. We'll do this by providing some practical guidelines to make your meetings a real value driver in your business not a time and value drain.

In Part I, We'll Discuss The Purpose Of Small Business Meetings

In a recent conversation with a new client, I heard the client say, "I hate meetings.” Why do business owners have such a disdain for meetings? It's not that many just don't like them, they "hate" them.

To many small business owners, meetings are seen as a time waster where employees complain about problems and drop them at the feet of the owner.

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Topics: company goals, monthly meetings, management meetings, fires

5 Steps To Linking Company Goals To Employee Goals (Part III)

Posted by John Boudreau on Mar 9, 2017 9:17:46 AM

In this three-part series, we've been writing about company goal setting.

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Topics: company goals, employee goals, employee initiatives

Step By Step Guide For Setting Small Business Goals

Posted by John Boudreau on Feb 24, 2017 3:13:29 PM

In Part I of this series on goal setting, we talked about the history and research which supports most of today's goal setting theory.

We focused on five areas which can affect an organization's ability to achieve the goals they set.

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Topics: KPIs, Accountability, BHAG, goal setting for small business, SWOT

How To Develop A Vision That Drives Employee Engagement

Posted by John Boudreau on Feb 16, 2017 8:32:28 AM

We've developed this infographic to describe how your company's vision can help drive employee engagement. 

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Topics: company vision, employee engagement

Goal Science And How To Set Goals That Drive Results (Part I)

Posted by John Boudreau on Feb 13, 2017 9:26:29 AM

In this three-part series I hope to dive into the science behind setting goals and the impact goal setting can have on your organization.

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Topics: Goal Setting, goal setting science

How A Lack of Communication Can Cause Massive Profit Leaks (Part IV)

Posted by John Boudreau on Feb 6, 2017 11:05:55 AM

In this four-part series, we are looking at areas where your business may be leaking profit.

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Topics: company goals, employee engagement, employee goals, profit leaks

How Your Marketing May Be Leaking Profit - (Part III)

Posted by John Boudreau on Jan 31, 2017 10:47:33 AM

Over the past few weeks we've been highlighting areas where your company could be leaking profit. Let's face it, every business leaks SOME profit. The goal of this series to help you know where to look.

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Topics: Marketing, marketing profit leaks, profit leaks

How Your Sales Department May Be Leaking Profit

Posted by John Boudreau on Jan 24, 2017 9:32:35 AM

In this four part series, we are blogging about the 4 areas where your business may be leaking profit.

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Topics: sales compensation, setting employee expectations, CAC, CLTV, tracking sales KPIs