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Top Blog Posts of 2013

The best business tips and advice 2013 - The Business TherapistMany business owners share the same needs and frustrations. A key for us in understanding what is important to business owners is by regularly reviewing our website statistics.

Here’s our top 10 blog posts of 2013.

10. Business Strategy: Hope or Hypothesis – Do you use the ‘hope’ strategy in your business? It goes something like this: Let’s try something new and HOPE it works!

9. Email Etiquette Reminders – Email is the most effective manner of communication in business today. Often proper etiquette is overlooked in haste. Here are a few email etiquette reminders.

8. Business and Communication: Eliminating Sarcasm – Sarcasm is not the communication answer – It has been said that people don’t necessarily remember WHAT you say to them, but HOW you say it.

7. Lifestyle or Scalable Business – The approach necessary to build a scalable business is different than a lifestyle business.

6. The Four Stages of Learning a New Skill – While attending a sales training discussion at a business coaching client of ours, I learned the concept of The Four Stages of Learning.

5. Employer – Employee Dynamics – One management philosophy states that business owners need to have control over their employee, in order to for them to be productive, and the other style says employees will thrive when given the freedom to be productive without supervision. Which one is right?

4. Implementing Change in Business: Understanding The J Curve – Many businesses striving to make a change, abandon the effort early on because ‘the plan didn’t work’. The reality is, ‘the plan didn’t work – yet’.

3. Mutual Respect in the Workplace is Free – If you survey the employees of any business and ask them to rank what is important to them respect always ranks higher than money. Let’s explore the benefits of a respectful workplace.

2. How to Build a Business System for Freedom and Profit – Are there certain parts of your business that you feel have to be done by you – the business owner? Here are some tips to build a business system for freedom and profit.

1. Business Plan Vs. Business Model Canvas – A Business Model Canvas is a more visual, dynamic, action focused and activity driven tool for business owners than the traditional business plan.

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