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WEBINAR REPLAY: 5 Essential Business Practices to Help Reboot Your Business

By Asa Beavers | leadership , productivity

​As a Board Member for the Holly Springs Chamber of Commerce I presented this webinar on April 15, 2020 ​as a way to kick-off the Business Continuity Webinar Series during this pandemic business downturn.

​Many businesses large and small are shuttered due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Uncertainty is now one of the biggest challenges we face. Business leaders are forced to make decisions quicker than ever. The survival of the business depends on it.

I make the case that you probably already know what you need to do, you've done it before, yet maybe have fallen out of practice. When times are good it's easier to not make the time to WORK ON your business as much as you should. It's working on your business that sets your business up to survive business downturns like we're experiencing now.

In this webinar I share 5 Essential Business Practices you need to help reboot your business once we clear this pandemic. These are the same practices you use when working ON your business. ​​Now more than ever, it's time for you to turn working on your business into an ongoing practice ​using these 5 Essentials as a guide.

​These are business lessons every successful business leader must learn and master because they are always essential. They are important even during times when they aren't urgent like now.

To learn more about what's essential to working on your business explore my FREE DOWNLOADS.

The Elephant No One Wants to Talk About

By Asa Beavers | leadership , productivity

Running an effective meeting is like having a really good meal.

You know the sensation when you’ve had a really good meal. The same goes for when you’ve conducted a really effective meeting. You feel satisfied with the experience.

Yet, even when you think you’re getting it right, there’s still something that can CRUSH your ability to consistently have effective meetings.

It’s known as the “elephant in the room.”

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The Death of Stuffy, Disconnected Business Cultures

By Asa Beavers | customer loyalty , leadership , team building

Your business has a culture. Do you know what it is?

I began my due diligence in exploring this deeper by asking several business owners directly what they thought the culture of their business is, and what I found out is...

Culture isn’t something that gets a lot of discussion in many small businesses. 

Sure, culture can be hard to put your finger on at first. But all it takes is the willingness to dig deep and explore how you want your customer experience, and employee experience, to feel like.

My objective in exploring this is to get small business owners thinking more about hidden customer perceptions. These are things customers see in a business and from which they form their own opinions, and then decide if they will continue to patronize a business.

Having a good business culture is assumed to be important to making sure employees are happy, productivity is good, and customers feel welcomed, yet what goes into creating a good culture in your business?

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[video] Clarity Creates Simplicity

By Asa Beavers | leadership

Putting yourself in your customers' shoes, forgetting about what you want, and focusing solely on what they really want, is the best way for you to script the outcomes you desire in your business.

Seems simple enough, doesn't it?

In this short video I'm offering up some tips on how you can simplify things by focusing your efforts only on strategies that get your customers what they really want from your business.

Then you get what you want: happy, repeat customers who refer others to you!

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When Leadership Veers Off Course

By Asa Beavers | leadership

In case you’re wondering, leaders make mistakes too. Leaders can veer off-course just like anyone, sometimes creating havoc in their wake. They’re human just like you and I, but the difference is, they chose to put themselves front and center. Whether leading a large company or institution, a middle manager leading a work team, an entrepreneur leading a small business, or a volunteer taking a lead role in a church or school, being a leader requires an individual to put themselves out there for all to see, judge and critique. When things are going good their stock rises and those following feel secure. But when that leader stumbles and brings into question their ability to lead, the grumbling begins and that feeling of security starts to crumble.

As a leader of a small business it's easy to become distracted, and when you are it can have these consequences...

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