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Reviewing Our Key Business Decisions

Posted by Matt Roberge on May 16, 2018 9:00:00 AM

We have been in business for over 11 years now. Over that time period, we have made some great decisions that have led to successes and also some terrible decisions that have led to failures. 

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Topics: Decision Making, Strategic Planning, CEO Advice, Growth Coach

Stop Trying To Be An Expert In Everything And Scale Your Small Business

Posted by Matt Roberge on Jun 22, 2017 9:00:00 AM

I want to share one of my favorite exercises that I do when I start consulting with a small business. The exercise is pretty simple: Write down all of the tasks you do on a weekly basis. I typically drop this on them at the end of a session and make it a homework assignment.

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Topics: CEO Advice, Growth Coach, Business Vision, Scaling A Business

5 Surprising Items Required To Run A Small Business

Posted by Matt Roberge on Nov 18, 2016 9:00:00 AM

Do you ever wonder what tips and tricks other successful business owners are using? What are they doing differently?

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Topics: Small Business Management, CEO Advice, Business Efficiency, Growth Coach

Starting a Business: Golden Nuggets Of Advice To Save Time And Money

Posted by Matt Roberge on Apr 28, 2016 8:30:00 AM

I was asked to give a presentation to a business class at The Salt Lake Community College recently. I was told that the students would be looking for advice that has helped me on my path to success. I gave a pretty raw and real presentation on what it is like to start your own business. 

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Topics: Scaling A Business, Strategic Planning, Business Coach, CEO Advice, Growth Coach

6 Characteristics Of Amazing Small Business Leaders

Posted by Matt Roberge on Jan 28, 2016 8:45:00 AM

If you want to be an amazing small business leader, you need to develop certain skills. However, there are some characteristics that all great business leaders have. Here is my advice on what six items you should be working on to become a great small business leader.

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Topics: Small Business Growth, Scaling A Business, Business Leadership, CEO Advice, Growth Coach

Are You Killing Yourself With Long Hours? Focus On Working Effectively

Posted by Matt Roberge on Dec 3, 2015 7:00:00 AM

Are you working really long hours in your small business? Do you have a long to-do list that just keeps getting longer? Does 5pm come you find yourself thinking, "Where did the day go? What did I even accomplish today?"

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Topics: Business Efficiency, Grow Your Business, CEO Advice, Growth Coach

What Should Small Business CEOs Focus On?

Posted by Matt Roberge on Nov 19, 2015 7:00:00 AM

I'm not convinced that most small business owners know where CEOs should focus their attention. Small business owners tend to be very busy, but not always focusing on the right stuff. Everyone is busy being busy, but do they ever get anything done that actually matters? I try to teach small business owners how to focus on what really matters in a small business, rather than whatever happens to fall on their desk or make its way into their email inbox.  I wrote out a list of six things that I think a small business CEO should focus on and arranged them in a logical order. 

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Topics: Small Business Growth, Entrepreneurship, Scaling A Business, Strategic Planning, CEO Advice, Growth Coach

[Infographic] Working for a Small Business vs. Corporate America 

Posted by Austin Walker on Sep 18, 2015 7:30:00 AM


Working for a growing small business rules.  There are some things, like an open office environment, a great work-life balance, and working with multiple clients that help create satisfaction within the multiple roles someone must have to play in order to help the company succeed.

Check out the infographic to decide for yourself whether you're more fit for a role in a corporation or small business:

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Topics: Business Ideas, Small Business, Hiring, Job, CEO Advice, Team Building

Handling An Unlimited Workload - Getting Stuff Done In A Small Business

Posted by Matt Roberge on Sep 3, 2015 7:30:00 AM

If you are a successful small business owner, you are most likely handling an unlimited workload. What I mean is that the to-do list for most small business owners is never ending. You check one thing off and add five more. But it is important to note that there is a huge difference between working and getting stuff done. Many small business owners just tackle whatever tasks are in front of them rather than focusing on what actually matters in business. If you are handling an unlimited workload, here is how to manage it and actually get stuff done. 

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Topics: Small Business Owner, Business Efficiency, Small Business Growth, Grow Your Business, CEO Advice

More Advice for Growing a Service Business

Posted by Matt Roberge on Aug 20, 2015 7:30:00 AM

In today's article, I want to revisit a subject I have thought about and written about many times over the course of my career. I've written about growing a service-based business in the past; that includes my article titled: "Why Is Scaling a Service-Based Business So Difficult?" Some of my thoughts on the subject remain the same, while others have changed. Here are some thoughts on how to grow a service business.

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Topics: Small Business Growth, Grow Your Business, Scaling A Service Business, Service Business, CEO Advice