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Scaling Your Mini Biz - Part 2

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Scaling Your Mini Biz - Part 2

In my last post, I talked about the importance of fixing your business before you grow it. But what if you don't know what needs to be fixed? That's what this post is all about. I've been helping my clients manage their companies since the '90's and I've come up with a simple way to objectively evaluate a small business. Ask yourself, and any employees you have, these three questions: What frustrates you? What do you do that you shouldn't be doing? What do you avoid doing? Take your time in answering. Think about it as you go about your day....

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Scaling Your Mini Biz - Part 1

entrepreneurs scaling a mini biz small business solutions small creative business advice

Scaling Your Mini Biz - Part 1

What is Scaling? Let's be honest, when you first start selling, you're happy just to get sales. And if you start getting more sales, you're thrilled. You're growing. But that kind of organic growth will only take you so far. If you want significant growth, you have to take a hard look at the business you have pieced together and make some changes. That's where scaling comes in. It's fixing the problems your business has so you can grow with less effort and expense. It's working smarter. I use an expensive adhesive when I make my Rolodex dividers. When I first...

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