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Independent Contractors – how can you take advantage of their flexibility? October 21, 2008

Posted by businessgrowthmastery in Entrepreneurial, IT/ Technology, Leadership, Operations.
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Do you have a list of projects that you want to commence but never seem able to get around to starting?

For many small and medium sized businesses this is a real issue – there just never seems to be enought hours in the day to get everything done.

However, there may be an answer to these challenges and again it is something that we can learn from larger corporations. Many entrepreneurs manage to deliver quickly and efficiently by using a corps of independent contractors, who provide flexible, skilled help just when the business needs it and more importantly only when the business needs it!

Many entrepreneurs use professional contractors for two reasons – flexibility and variety. You can select a contractor with specific skills to undertake a specific projects and then once completed, end the contract and move onto the next one.You have no issues with hiring, firing and morale.

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Coaching – can it help you and your business? October 21, 2008

Posted by businessgrowthmastery in Entrepreneurial, Mastermind Group.
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It’s official, coaching is now a billion dollar industry experiencing explosive growth and it’s here to stay!

So says the Executive Coaching firms!

But my question is whether it can help you and your business. Just because the vast majority of CEOS and senior Executives of the worlds largest firms take advantage of regular coaching, how can this be translated to the needs of owners and leaders within small to medium sized firms?

In a nutshell, I believe that your needs are equally well served through the use of a Coach. Leadership, Financial Management, Team Development, Performance Management, Effective Sales and Marketing and Exit Strategies are common themes raised by growing businesses.

are common themes raised by growing businesses.

Almost every challenge a business owner faces can be addressed in one of these six areas. The good news is that Coaches have the answers.

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