Many business owners I talk to are very frustrated with employee drama. A question I hear over and over is, “Why can’t employees just get along with one another and do their jobs?” Often, business owners are blind to their own role in perpetuating the drama among employees. That was the case with Dr. Jones. Continue reading
How many hours per week do you spend working ON your business?
When I survey business owners at the beginning of their work with me, the majority tell me they are working 4 or fewer hours per week ON their business. Most of their time working is spent working IN the business. This is not surprising since most of my clients hire me because they want FREEDOM from the day-to-day involvement in the business. At the start of our work together, most can be away from their business for only brief periods of time before the business grinds to a halt. Continue reading
You’ve invested a lot in attracting your A-Player employees. You’re building a team of rock stars. Every time you hire, you’re hiring up, replacing C and D-Players with A-Players with the intention of getting 9-12 times the productivity from those A- Players. But, are you really getting the best from you’re A-Player employees?
Finding a buyer for your rural business can be a challenge. Chuck Parmely found a solution.
Chuck Parmely, owner of The Overhead Door Company of Riverton & Lander, has been working in the business since he was 10 years old. At that time, his father owned a glass shop and “dabbled in” garage doors, which Chuck would install after school. Continue reading