Top small business articles for business owners | September 2014

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Most business owners have control issues, whether we would like to admit it or not. How many of you have to see every document before it’s sent out to a client? (That's one sign you have some control challenges). This month we really hammered on our control freak behavior. It’s hard for us to

Top 5 signs you’re a control freak

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We've talked about being a control freak a lot this month on EnMast, and we talked about it again on the Breaking Down Your Podcast episode... but in a much lighter, funnier manner. You still might not believe you're a control freak, but you are one. Jill + Brad share the top 5 signs you are a

Want a long-lasting business? Here’s how to build one

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There's not a whole lot of business owners out there that want to build their business for the short term and then throw in the towel. We want a business that will grow and flourish and we're in it for the long-haul. Jill and Brad discuss the types of skills business owners need to have in order

How business owners can clone themselves (without having an actual clone)

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We all wish (at least every business owner wishes) they had a clone. You'd be able to do twice as much work, get it done the way you want to, anddddd it would just be awesome. But since that's not really possible to do in this day and age, they came up with some practical alternatives to help you

Top small business articles | August 2014

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Summer is starting to come to a close, but it's been a sweet season for us over at EnMast! We're loving our newest members and Member Spotlights a TON! (Curious to try it out? Sign up for a Free Trial Membership!) Each month we pull out the top small business articles in case you missed some of

Super awkward conversations that happen at work

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If you've ever watched the office, you know how painfully awkward Michael Scott can make things at the office. And then in reali life, sometimes similar awkward situations happen at work, too. Jill and Brad share their most awkward conversations in business in this episode, and embarrassing

Meet an EnMast Member: Treena Pitham of Octopus Admin

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Our Member Spotlight this month is on Treena Pitham of Octopus Admin. She calls herself a Solopreneur; when we asked her to say how many people were on her team she said “Me, myself, and I”. ;) Treena is a Virtual Assistant (VA). She can support SME’s with, virtually, all of their

Awkward Biz Moments: How to NOT quit a job

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Introducing awkward moments: The Business Owner Edition! We're starting a new series called "Awkward Biz Moments" where we collect stories from you guys of really awkward and hilarious moments we've experienced in our business with our employees, clients and everywhere in between. "I was

Hey business owner — you’re doing it wrong!

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There's some things that we do in business that are just plain stupid -- business norms and professional courtesy's that everyone has experienced at one point or another. Here's one of them: Someone connects you to another person because "you two are both lovely," and should know each other and

EnMast Business Owner Tip of the Week No. 02

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One of the things we see business owners do a lot is take on work that their staff should be doing, rather than focusing only on the work they have the ability (or authority) to do. It's not sustainable! That's what this week's tip of the week is all about. Click here to tweet the business owner tip

Small business owner’s favorite reads this month | July 2014

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The summer is usually a slower time for many businesses, as a lot of people are on vacation, but it's been pretty busy here at EnMast. We're working on our relaunch, and with our growing community you guys have kept us really busy! I recently returned from vacation (speaking of, if you have no

5 of my best productivity tools (that will also change your life)

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THUNK. THUNK. THUNK. That was the sound of me banging my head against the desk before I started using these tools. Do you ever feel that way? Like you’re constantly working, but never really getting ahead? For a long time, I struggled with managing my productivity because I was always