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Salt Lake City Bookkeeping Blog

Why Pursuing Perfectionism May Be Costing Your Business Money

Posted by Leanne Armstrong on Mar 20, 2019 9:00:00 AM

There’s an epidemic sweeping our nation, and its name is perfectionism. The last few decades, says social psychologist and perfectionism expert Thomas Curran, have seen a disturbing increase in our drive to be perfect in body, mind, and career. But the reality is that perfection is an impossible objective by definition – the compulsive pursuit of which can, among other things, compromise your health, your goals, and your company’s bottom line.

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Topics: Business Efficiency, Scaling A Business, Delegating, Growth Coach

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

4 Things We All Hate About Delegation

Posted by Austin Walker on Jul 19, 2016 8:30:00 AM

While most of us know a successful delegator or two, that doesn’t make it any easier for us to become one. The illusion of losing control when we offload tasks to others can be a pretty compelling reason not to go there. Besides, how can we expect our employees, our customers, and that loan officer down at the bank to continue to take us seriously as entrepreneurs if we’re not trying to accomplish the work of at least half a dozen people at once?

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Topics: Delegating, Small Business Mentor

Get Out Of Your Own Way In Your Small Business

Posted by Matt Roberge on Jul 9, 2015 7:30:00 AM

Are you in the way of your small business growing? Let me phrase it another way: are you in your own way in your small business? If you answered: no I am the best at everything and therefore I do everything... then yes you are in your own way. All too often a small business hits a growth plateau and they don't understand why. Quite often the owner is in the way of the business taking off and growing.

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Topics: Outsourced Accounting And Bookkeeping, Small Business Growth, Grow Your Business, Delegating, Outsourced Bookkeeping

The Keys To Scaling A Small Business

Posted by Matt Roberge on Jan 22, 2014 7:00:00 AM

When you decide to scale your small business you immediately realize that scaling a business is difficult.  Then you start to ask yourself and your business network why is scaling a business so difficult? The main reason is that there is no magic formula; no one correct answer in this instance.  While I continue to struggle with this question myself I have come up with a few keys to scaling a small business.

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Topics: Small Business Growth, Business Process, Scaling A Service Business, Scaling A Business, Business Culture, Delegating, Business Vision