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Business Owner Newsletter

June 12, 2018

Did you know the scalability of a business not only makes a business more enjoyable to own, but also increases the market value of a business?Scalability is an important topic that many business owners don't take the time to consider. When a business is not scalable it hits its capacity and plateaus. However, a scalable business is able to grow significantly, handle increased demand, and generate consistent revenue with lower costs
 
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May 29, 2018

In just a few days, we'll be six months into 2018.  Don't let the year pass and think "If Only I...". 
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May 22, 2018

 
As a business owner, you probably deal with all kinds of frustrations on a regular basis.
 
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May 7, 2018

It's time for a quick sales checkup! Sales is an integral part of every business, but too often business owners don't stop and analyze their process. Today we're going to do a quick check-up that works regardless of your industry or sales process. 
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April 24, 2018

Technology changes are continuous, but when it comes to online reviews, most small businesses are lagging behind. Most don't have a strategy for designing their online reviews.
 
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April 10, 2018

It doesn't matter what industry you're in or even the size of your business, there's one thing all businesses have in common. There is something in your business that you've fixed temporarily.
 
The duct-tape fix: A problem that has been solved for today, but it's noticeable. It's something that you've moved on from, because it is working right now, but it's there looming in the background.
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March 27, 2018

In our last insight, we discussed creating a problem-solving mindset within your team and how important it is, when solving a problem, to start with the end result. Starting with the end result begins with another key skill all employees need - listening
 
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March 13, 2018

A Problem-Solving Mindset

In the past,we've discussed the importance of getting your team, especially managers, to improve their problem-solving skills by always focusing on the end result. In most situations, there are multiple ways to end up with the same result.
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February 27, 2018

In our last insight, we encouraged you to think about flipping the energy of management upside-down so that information, knowledge, and data flows from your team up to your managersIt starts with changing the way you think about management. But it won't work unless you have key structures in place. This week, we want to discuss one structure that is key to turning management upside down: UpSideDown Manager Meetings.
 
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February 13, 2018

At Benchmark Business Group, we believe that business is three things: Strategy, Structure & Engagement of People. In well-designed businesses people are engaged to work through well-thought-out structures to achieve the strategy. When this isn't the case, where there is not clear strategy, or the structures are missing, it becomes difficult for owners and managers to productively engage people. Naturally, this leads to business management issues. 
 
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