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The Business Pit Stop Episode 7: Shiny Things

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In the last episode Jeff and Clayton discussed how to avoid shiny things, or distracting goals that keep your business from achieving its long-term goals. In this episode, they talk about how keeping a clear Vision for your business can prevent shiny things from doing real damage. They also discuss their recent run in with…

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The Family Business Pit Stop: 1 – Family Hat/ Business Hat

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The Business Pit Stop: 1 – Family Hat/ Business Hat   Clayton and I are proud to announce our first attempt ever at a podcast! This week we launch The Business Pit Stop, a podcast that brings together our experience as small business consultants and our experience operating our own family business. We are very…

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The Business Pit Stop 6: Shiny Things

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In this episode Jeff and Clayton talk about what they call Shiny Things. Avoiding “shiny things” is a key principle that Jeff and Clayton teach their Entrepreneurial Operating System clients, but one that plagues many business owners. What is a shiny thing? Well, it’s anything that your business is going after that isn’t a Core…

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How To Set Company Goals: EOS Rocks ™

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How To Set Company Goals: EOS Rocks ™ Few things are more important in a business than knowing how to set company goals. It doesn’t matter if you run a 1-person operation, a small business, or a corporate production facility; without goals you’re just driving in circles. And, if you’re going in circles, it doesn’t matter…

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The Business Pit Stop 5: Burning The Midnight Oil

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In this episode Jeff and Clayton talk about the weird hours involved in working in a small, entrepreneurial business. Clayton reveals that he works his full week in 3 days and Jeff discusses the potential snags and benefits of doing so.   Need More Help?   Contact US for a free  consultation phone call on…

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The Business Pit Stop Episode 4: Vacation Time

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In this episode Jeff and Clayton talk about how to keep a small business running when the leadership team wants to take a vacation. The problem came up in their business, Whittle and Partners when they wanted to schedule a family retreat to Colorado. Need More Help?   Contact US for a free  consultation phone…

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The Business Pit Stop Episode 3: Family Or Friends As Contractors

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Continuing on the “working with family” track, Jeff and Clayton discuss their experience on working with family and friends as outside contractors for the small business. They touch on the important do’s and don’t’s of approaching someone about an opportunity, and Clayton shares a cautionary tale of accidental commitment.   Need More Help?   Contact…

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