Dirty Secrets of Small Business

Dirty Secrets of Small Business

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How Do I Know I Just Hired the Wrong Person?
September 10, 2020

I don’t care how long you’re in business, it never gets easy to let someone go. Especially if that person is in a more senior position and you’ve just recently hired them. So how do you know it’s time to let someone go? The post How Do I Know I Just Hi

How Do I Know If I Should Pay People Hourly vs. Salary vs. Something Else?
September 03, 2020

One of the most common questions we hear from business has to do with paying their people. More specifically with how to pay their people. What most owners are really asking here is how do I structure a compensation plan that is going to properly incen

How Do I Launch a New Product or Service?
August 27, 2020

Believe it or not, we’re almost six months into this COVID-19 pandemic. Needless to say, we’ve all absorbed a lot of changes over that time and more changes and adjustments are coming. Hopefully one of the nice side benefits of this current pandemic is

How Do I Know What My Company Is Worth
August 20, 2020

At some point during your business life cycle, either you or someone else will ask you this question, “What’s my business worth?” The quick answer is it depends! It depends on a lot of factors. Some of these factors are things you can control while ot

Do I Make Sure We Are Always Doing Some Marketing?
August 13, 2020

In the final part of our 3-part series on Marketing Channels we focus on the Passive Marketing Channels. In the prior two shows in the series we focused on the Short Term and Long Term Channels. The post Do I Make Sure We Are Always Doing Some Marketin

How Do I Plant Seeds for My Long-Term Marketing Plan?
August 06, 2020

In part 2 of our series on Marketing Channels we focus on the Long Term Marketing Channels. These are the Channels that we all wish we had started months or years ago because, as the name implies, these Channels typically require a little more time to d

How Do I Jumpstart My Marketing Plan?
July 30, 2020

Marketing.  It’s one of those words that can lead to a lot of confusion and frustration, especially in the small business world!  We often hear small business owners lament about needing more Sales.  This usually leads into a discussion about their Marke

How Do I Use DISC to Make Sense of the World Around Me?
July 23, 2020

There’s a lot of craziness in the world today. It’s to the point that it can literally drive you crazy if you’re not careful. One of the things we have been using for years to make sense of the world around us is Extended DISC. This assessment tool he

How Come It’s Still So Hard To Find Good People To Work With Their Hands?
July 16, 2020

In This Episode With the spike in the unemployment rate early on in this COVID-19 pandemic many business owners were The post How Come It’s Still So Hard To Find Good People To Work With Their Hands? appeared first on Dirty Secrets of Small Business.

How’s Your Profit Plan Look At The Halfway Point?
July 09, 2020

We are already more than halfway into the year. So how’s your Profit Plan looking? Chances are, it’s time for an update. Especially this year! We know most small businesses don’t have an annual Profit Plan. Hopefully all the struggles we’ve all expe