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Attn: Small Business Owners, Your Poor Memory May Be Working Against You

Posted by John Boudreau on Sep 17, 2018 4:26:39 PM

I've been working with small businesses over the last four years, helping them to drive great results (>20% increases in revenue and 100%+ increases in net profit), be less stressed and feel more in control of their businesses. This all naturally leads to the ability to release themselves from the business and gives them more free time.

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Topics: business operating system

No Budget? A Business Operating System Can Help

Posted by John Boudreau on Jul 12, 2018 1:50:46 PM

In my recent blog post, “Seven Signs You Need A Business Operating System”, I called out the seven common problems that small businesses face and how those problems can be solved using a business operating system.

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Topics: budgeting, clarity, business operating system

Hate Meetings? A Business Operating System Can Help

Posted by John Boudreau on May 1, 2018 1:12:13 PM

In my blog post, “Seven Signs You Need A Business Operating System”, I called out the seven problems that can be solved using a business operating system.

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Topics: business operating system, small business meetings

How A Business Operating System Can Help Drive Accountability & Results

Posted by John Boudreau on Apr 19, 2018 10:21:39 AM

In my blog post, “Seven Signs You Need A Business Operating System”, I called out the seven problems that can be solved using a business operating system.

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Topics: business operating system, Accountability, employee expectations

Employee Problems? Try Using A Business Operating System

Posted by John Boudreau on Apr 13, 2018 9:45:37 AM

In my blog post, “Seven Signs You Need A Business Operating System”, I called out the seven signs that indicate you need a business operating system.

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Topics: employee engagement, business operating system

Do You Have A Business Operating System For Sales?

Posted by John Boudreau on Apr 8, 2018 7:05:26 PM

 

 

In my blog post, “Seven Signs You Need A Business Operating System”, I called out the seven signs that indicate you need a business operating system.

What is a business operating system? I love investor and well know entrepreneur, Brad Feld’s definition.

“A business OS is how we consistently and clearly communicate, hire, make decisions, etc. that help us do more faster.”

I like to think of a BOS as something that helps to drive three things in your business:

  • Clarty
  • Alignment
  • Execution
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Topics: sales execution, business operating system

Seven Signs You Need A Business Operating System

Posted by John Boudreau on Dec 28, 2017 7:44:37 PM

We’ve all heard of a computer operating system or “OS”.

The computer OS manages the hardware and software resources of the computer and provides a common language by which each component communicates with each other.

The operating system controls all the processes which are running in the background on the computer. Maybe you've experienced this, but some processes can drain computer resources, slowing the computer down and making it much less efficient.

No new software or component can be installed unless it is compatible with the OS.

An operating system can get corrupted, causing the computer to slow down or even worse, crashes. To fix the problem, the only solution is to reboot and install a new OS.

There are a lot of parallels between a computer and your business.

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Topics: business operating system, company processes