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Eisenhower Matrix
Task & Priority Management

The Eisenhower Matrix

The Eisenhower Matrix is a tool that you can use to quickly prioritize what’s most important when you are trying to decide between multiple tasks. You can apply this to one off tasks or you can apply this to systems in your business with a little different thinking. The Eisenhower Matrix is based on a

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A Task List on Paper
Task & Priority Management

Task and Priority Management Systems For Entrepreneurs

Having a system to manage tasks and prioritize those tasks is an important system as your business continues to scale. This is one of those systems that’s easy to get along without as you’re just starting out, but as the task list grows and your time gets shorter, at a certain point, a system to

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OneNote
Knowledge Management

Knowledge Management Systems for Small Businesses

Managing knowledge in your small business is one of the most important things you need to be doing as an entrepreneur. From keeping track of things you learn along the way to documenting how your business operates, knowledge management is critical to the long-term success and scalability of your operation. Having an intentional knowledge management

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Charts
Business Intelligence

Business Intelligence and a Good Data Strategy

To have good systems for business intelligence (BI), you must have a good strategy for your data. Data is the lifeblood of business intelligence: Without data, there is no BI. Before setting down the road of building out your business intelligence systems, or adding BI to your other systems, spend some time working on your

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Charts
Business Intelligence

Business Intelligence for Entrepreneurs

Business Intelligence (BI) is a relatively large discipline that covers the management and usage of data to tell stories about what’s happening in your business. Larger corporations spend significant resources on BI teams to do all kinds of data management and reporting. Many smaller organizations don’t think about it at all. For the small business

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Cyber Threat Prevention
Technology Management

Tech Management Systems for Cyber Attacks

There have been some high-profile cyber attacks in the news lately. The pipeline problem from a few weeks ago kicked off gas shortages across the Eastern US and ended with a $4.4 million payout to the hackers. A couple more hit the news this week with the biggest being one of the largest meat suppliers

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Technology
Technology Management

Small Business Technology Management

Having a system in place to help you manage technology is critical for you to be able to grow your business in an effective and efficient manner. Technology in today’s business environment is as important as ever. Technology provides so many benefits and advantages in today’s world that it is becoming more and more difficult

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Effectiveness

Relationships Between Key Attributes

Last week we talked about the key attributes that make up your core activities. Remember, your core activities are the main things you do in your business and the key attributes are the inputs, process steps, outputs, desired outcomes, and metrics of each core activity. Inputs are the things that go into your process steps.

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Core Activities

Identifying Key Attributes of your Business Activities

At this point, you should be thinking about your business in terms of core activities (systems) that your business performs to build and deliver valuable products and services to your Customers. For a refresher on thinking about the core activities of your business, read our article here. The next important piece of optimizing your business

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