Regular analysis and assessment may not be the sexiest part of running your business, but it’s a crucial part of sustainably scaling your business, saving on expenses, avoiding disasters big and small, and increasing your profit margin. The only way to get better at anything is to put attention and focus into it.  And the […]

Processes, Resources

The Six Lenses of Business Assessment

Sick of working 12 hours a day and still feeling behind? Holding out hope that simply wishing for more hours in the day will actually come true? Do you know that you definitely need to hire a virtual assistant but the thought of it makes you nervous? Hiring a virtual assistant is a big step […]

Processes, Reflections

Signs You’re Ready To Hire Your First Virtual Assistant

In an effort to be more mindful and purposeful with our time, Caleb and I decreed official “date nights” and added them to our calendar. For our second official date night, we decided on a whim to walk the pier…and froze our butts off in the late fall wind while wandering around looking for a […]

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No-Fluff Quarterly Business Planning for Solopreneurs and Small Businesses

Happy New Year! I hope your December was restful and, if you celebrate, festive and full of wonder. How are you feeling about the beginning of a new year? Full of pressure to choose your “one word” or an arbitrary revenue goal? A little guilty about the projects you didn’t quite finish last year? Or […]

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How to Plan for your Business to Scale (Step One)

What comes to mind when you think of December?  Fairy lights, eggnog, fruitcake, and parties? Or deadlines, annual revenue goals, and all those projects at risk of ringing in the new year unfinished? If you’re a business owner with a tendency to reach for big revenue goals at the end of the year, or to […]

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How to Plan for a Smooth December

Despite what the popular adage says, the customer is not always right.  But right or wrong doesn’t matter when faced with an unhappy customer, refund requests, or negative feedback.  What matters is figuring out what the actual problem is, taking the time to reflect on what the customer is actually saying (even if it’s hard!) […]

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The Customer Isn’t Always Right…and It Doesn’t Matter

It’s easy to think of scaling your business as something that just happens. That if you hit a certain milestone, all of a sudden your business will start scaling. And to a certain degree that can happen, but it really does take some planning and a structure for scaling your business to be energetically and […]

Guides, Processes

Planning to Scale

How do you know you’re successful? Increasing traffic to your website, more discovery calls, increasing subscribers; all those numbers that the experts talk about. But how do you know you’re moving towards your goals? Key Performance Indicators, or KPI’s for short, give you an objective way to measure your success in a project and your […]

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What are KPI’s and which do I need?

Imagine software that makes planning, executing, and monitoring projects within your business a walk in the park. It helps your whole team–whether it’s a team of one, +1, or 100–know who is doing what and when. That’s what project management tools are all about. Even if your business only has one signature offer there are […]

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How To Choose The Right Project Management Tool

It’s really easy to be busy all the time. That’s true for everyone, but as entrepreneurs, it’s almost a badge of honour! But as the CEO of your business, where you’re busy matters. As a guideline, you can aim to split your time evenly between working in your business (client work and delivery) and working […]

Processes, Reflections

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