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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

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

5 Steps To A 30% Increase In Revenue And A 147% Increase In Profit In 2017

Posted by John Boudreau on Jan 9, 2017 12:04:51 PM

The new year has begun, now what?

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Topics: company goals, Increasing Profit, increasing revenue

2 Steps To Seeing Your Small Business Vision Realized

Posted by John Boudreau on Nov 15, 2016 8:48:43 PM

At Envisionable we are on a mission to help small businesses remove the barriers that keep them from realizing their true potential.

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Topics: company goals, company vision, employee engagement

Do Your Employees Know What’s Expected of Them?

Posted by John Boudreau on Nov 8, 2016 11:02:23 AM

A recent Gallup article found that only 50% of all employees “strongly agree that they know what’s expected of them”.

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Topics: KPI, company goals, company vision, employee engagement

How Treating Your Business Like an ER Can Seriously Reduce Your Stress

Posted by John Boudreau on Sep 23, 2016 1:54:53 PM

It seems like a common theme. As a business owner you're too busy putting out fires or dealing with the priorities which are right in front of you to stop and plan out your next move.

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Topics: company goals, fire-fighting, priorities

A 4-Step Strategic Planning Process Guaranteed to Increase Your Profit

Posted by John Boudreau on Sep 7, 2016 10:22:20 AM

It’s that time of year again when many companies are beginning to think about 2017.

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Topics: company goals, KPIs, strategic plan, strategic planning, core values, BHAG

How Sharing Your Company Goals Could Literally Save You Thousands

Posted by John Boudreau on Aug 8, 2016 3:06:39 PM

 The fastest growing and most profitable companies perform some type of strategic planning each year which helps them determine what to focus on.

Every company has limited resource which must be maximized in order to be successful. Those resources are focused by converting the strategic plan into goals which drive the company one step closer to achieving their vision.

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Topics: KPI, company goals, employee engagement, employee productivity

How Using Excel to Track KPIs Is Hurting Your Business

Posted by John Boudreau on Jul 27, 2016 4:27:18 PM

This blog post is for those dedicated businesses that are actually tracking KPIs (key performance indicators). When I say “tracking” I mean that you have a set of meaningful measurements that you are reviewing with your team on at least a monthly basis. If you’re not doing that, I would encourage you to do so ASAP. If you need help determining which KPIs to track, please contact us and we can help.

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Topics: company goals, KPIs, Excel