We often, colloquially, say that we’re “in the business of [insert industry].” But there is a difference between being in the business and being on the business. This concept comes from a book called The E-Myth, by Michael Gerber, which is highly recommended for business owners.
A good friend of mine recently told me I needed to work on cultivating my laziness. That is true for any business owner. We tend to be hands-on, hard-working people, and that isn’t always the best path forward – for the company or for ourselves.
If your meeting takes too long, then the efficiency of each team could drop, raising the costs associated with holding the meeting. You also don’t want to unduly bore your employees. You wouldn’t be the cool boss if you did that.
We want to make sure that we have plenty of time for conversations and time planned for internal company exchanges at clients’ businesses. We need to be able to send data out and get data back from the client and account for this time in our projections. Without time budgeted for this, you won’t be able to manage the project well, and things will start to fall apart!
Put that jacket back on, it’s not what it sounds like! Selling naked is getting into the meeting, presenting value, and teaching right off the bat. Here’s how we…
When it comes to creative endeavors, buyers often look at the transaction as though they’re just buying the painting or the design or the article, the website, or the application. That isn’t explicitly true – what they’re really paying for is your time and your expertise.
So you may have seen in our last post that recently we moved from Toggl over to Harvest in the last few weeks. Years ago, we used to be on Harvest as well, but moved off for various reasons. Over the years, we’ve gone back and forth on a lot of this. We’ve used a […]
People sometimes hate tracking their time, but you HAVE TO DO IT!
When you’re running an agency, or really any business for that matter, it’s almost always mid to high-level stress. Which is why you NEED to think about your strategies and execution before acting. The business is busy, and it consumes your time. You’re always working on deadlines. You always have clients that are waiting on […]
After years of working this routine, I realized that it had taken hold of my left and I was afraid of letting go of it. My routine had captured me, and when I realized it, I started working on my escape plan.