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24 Hours To Improving Your Leadership Skills

Posted by Matt Roberge on Nov 23, 2016 9:00:00 AM

For the small business owner, leadership skills are not just a nice-to-have, they’re an integral part of running a successful company - whether you’re responsible for one employee or one hundred. Managing others and actually leading them however, while often confused for the same thing, are two very different talents. We can’t all be natural born leaders, but we can learn to develop the skill set that defines one.

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Topics: Business Leadership, Delegating, Small Business Management, Business Management, Growth Coach

[Infographic] 4 Small Business Lessons from the School of Hard Knocks

Posted by Austin Walker on May 18, 2016 8:30:00 AM

The American dream! That ideal story lived by many of our grandparents growing up that included military service, hard work, and making it just by dedicating yourself to working normal jobs in one place for a long time.

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Topics: Consulting, Small Business, Entrepreneurship, Business Management

15 Non-billable Tasks That Will Grow Your Small Business

Posted by Matt Roberge on Sep 17, 2014 7:00:00 AM

As your business evolves it is important that you stay on task to grow your small business. Many small business owners get caught up in the day to day operations rather than focusing on big picture tasks. If your mentality is that only you can do every task correctly then you are going to hit a serious roadblock while growing your business. Some business owners believe that handling as much billable work as possible will result in the highest profit margin since there is no overhead. The difficulty with that mentality is you can only do so much. Non-billable time is extremely important and critical if you are serious about growing your business. Here are 15 non-billable tasks that will help your small business grow quickly.

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Topics: Grow Your Business, Small Business Growth, Scaling A Business, Financial Reporting, Small Business Owner, non-billable time, Business Process, Business Management

Small Business Owners What Management Type Are You?

Posted by Matt Roberge on Aug 6, 2014 7:00:00 AM

I remember a conversation with my dad years ago where we were discussing different small business management styles. He said, "There are three different management approaches that people take in small business; financial, operations and sales. None of them are correct or incorrect they are just different approaches." I can't say that this was the exact quote but it was along those lines. Years later after working as a part-time controller for hundreds of different businesses I totally get it. I have seen all sorts of different management styles in lots of different businesses; let's take a look at these three.

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Topics: Scaling A Business, Financial Reporting, Business Process, Business Leadership, Small Business Management, Business Management