Don’t let ‘great’ be the enemy of the ‘good’

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“Life is pretty simple: You do some stuff. Most fails. Some works. You do more of what works. If it works big, others quickly copy it. Then you do something else. The trick is the doing something else.” ~ Tom Peters Tom Peters could be thought of as one of the founding fathers of the American

How to get accountability when you’re a business owner

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We can't go to our team to ask them to keep us accountable when we're the business owner. So who can we talk to and be checked in on with? Jill and Brad talk about who and where they go to get the accountability they need to be better leaders in their business. Listen in on their fun

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

Step 3: Stop doing your employees’ work!

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This is Step 3 in our control freak recovery series. In this step we talk about how it's not the boss' job to clean up our employee's messes or do their job for them. Read Step 1 and Step 2 here. This is a long journey, and none of us can go it alone. We hope you're reaching out to a trusted friend

Step 2: Why business owners need to ‘let go’ more

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This is Step 2 in our control freak recovery series. This time we talk about what it looks like to loosen up our grips on controlling everything inside of our business -- and why it's healthy. Find step 1 here. Too many business owners have an inner control freak that can make them really

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

#Inbound14 Recap: The future of content marketing is here

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I've been in Boston all week attending Hubspot's annual Inbound conference. Here's the highlights from Day One and Day Two. When we look back at the history of the content marketing movement, we are going to mark 2014 as a watershed moment. During this year, "content marketing" proved its worth.

Inbound14 Day Two Takeways: Less inspiration, more perspiration

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I'm spending the week at Hubspot's Inbound14 marketing conference and I'm trying to give you a peek at some of the big ideas I'm hearing. Yesterday I was inspired by Dharmesh Shah's ideas about reaching big to attract better people. Today I heard a number of talks about how you make this Inbound

Inbound14 Day One Highlights

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I'm at Inbound14 this week in Boston attending HubSpot's big annual content marketing conference. These are highlights from day one. Here are day two's! Attempting to write a recap of Inbound 14 Day One highlights seems like an impossible task. There are over 150 speakers (of them, 25 are Best

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

Cube vs. Corner: How do the boss’ work habits affect yours?

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Sometimes it’s difficult to know how much you’re supposed to reflect the boss’s work habits. Especially in regards to working hours. After all, he or she is the boss — so doesn’t that role come with increased responsibility? But at the same time, as an employee, it’s important to show dedication and

Step 1: Admitting you have a need for being in control

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If you've been following this control freak series you've either been hurt by control freaks, or you think you might be one. If you know this is you, take heart! Admitting it is the first step toward recovery. Yes, I'm treating your control freak behavior as an addiction. It's a behavior that is