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Comments Off on You Can’t Be CEO and COO at the Same Time | Extraordinary Business

You Can’t Be CEO and COO at the Same Time | Extraordinary Business


In the words of Stroll Founder Dan Roitman, “If you’re going to grow revenue, you also need to be able to tame chaos.”

Dan runs a consulting company, Growth Harmony, which holistically helps seven and eight-figure companies go to the next level. This serial entrepreneur stopped by Modern Ontrapreneur to chat with Landon Ray about the producer vs. performer relationship, cracking the CEO / COO disparity.

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Comments Off on Business Training: Why It’s So Important To Continue Training Employees Throughout Your Business Operations | Extraordinary Business

Business Training: Why It’s So Important To Continue Training Employees Throughout Your Business Operations | Extraordinary Business

 employee training

As many effective business leaders are aware, training is not a one-time thing. In any industry, employee training is a constant process – a recurring theme to keep employees at their best, drive innovation and improve profitability. In addition to initial training or onboarding, employee training should be a constant endeavor for a number of reasons, all of which will strongly benefit your company. Below are just a few of the ways continued employee training will help your business:

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Comments Off on Why It Just Ain’t Working | Extraordinary Business

Why It Just Ain’t Working | Extraordinary Business

business process management

4 reasons business process management is critical to your company’s “leveling up.”

So, he got a new client. This one is a BIG one. He gets his team scrambling to get paperwork, initiate billing, schedule meetings and God knows what else as he thinks only about how to keep the client now that he’s finally hooked them!  He feels that it is up to only him to make it happen as quickly as possible!

If I had a dime for every time…

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Comments Off on How to Navigate Organizational Change | Extraordinary Business

How to Navigate Organizational Change | Extraordinary Business

A Guide for the Shifting Business

Write up by Katie McBeth and infographic provided by Maryville University Online MBA Program

Organizational Change

Our world is constantly changing, and businesses are not immune to these shifts in ideas or technologies. Sometimes the changes are gradual, and can be implemented over time. Other times these shifts are abrupt, and – if not handled properly – can be catastrophic.

However they happen, changes are inevitable, and it is up to the leaders of every business to navigate through change without causing serious harm to their business.

You may be thinking change is easy to adjust to, but there are many wrong paths a manager can take. Knowing when to change is only the beginning of the battle; the how can be the most challenging part.

Leaders must ensure that their team can make the transition. When change happens and employees are not given the space or voice to discuss their concerns, then stress can build and employee turnover will increase. When you’re a small business with less than 100 employees, high turnover can result in profit loss and ultimately failure of the business.

Although it’s tricky to keep every employee up-to-date on transitions in the business, transparency is vital. Allow employees to give voice to their concerns, and invest in their development throughout the change. Give them the space and time to learn the new method of business, and you will no doubt come out better in the end.

Maryville University’s Online MBA program compiled an educational infographic covering the when, why, and how of organizational change. They also have compiled a short list of businesses that have failed change due to timing or lack of employee investment. Learn from the mistakes of these businesses, and ensure that whatever change happens at your business happens with the support and trust of your entire team.

Katie McBeth is a writer at Aepiphanni, a small business operations and strategy consultancy that exists to help small business owners CREATE | DESIGN | BUILD extraordinary businesses. Katie is a freelance writer out of Boise, ID, with experience in marketing for small businesses and management. She specializes in millennial engagement, and has been published in Fortune Magazine. You can follow her animal and writing adventures on Instagram or Twitter: @ktmcbeth.

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