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Top Tips on How to Train Your Employees

Top Tips on How to Train Your Employees

Setting Your Staff Up For Success

When you are a busy small business owner, it can be tempting to let your new employees hit the ground running. With all of the things you have to worry about in your normal day-to-day operations, you may feel that taking time to formally train your new hire would be the best use of your time. Failing to do so, however, could create a struggle with employee retention. To help business owners build—and keep—their best staff, here are some employee training tips.

  • Hire Smart: The training process is going to be much more effective and go much quicker if you hire people who are self-starters. When you have someone who is driven to learn, training them becomes more of a guidance than hand-holding process, freeing up more of your time even as you pour into your new hire.
  • Tap Your Team: Fortunately, you do not have to be the sole person offering guidance to the newest member of your team. Ask your other employees to get involved. Having your new hire shadow the staff member in the role closest to theirs can be a great way to use everyone’s time and resources, for example.
  • Use Tools: Training can start to feel tedious after a few days of repeatedly saying “Do this.” To get more creative and more effective with your training, utilize online resources and the power of your own position. Positive feedback from you can help encourage productive behaviors in your newest employee.

Contact Mike Stromsoe’s Unstoppable Profit Producer Program for a premier wealth creation program that will help you work less, earn more, and enjoy life!

Soar Your Sales with These Questions

Ten questions for successful sales for your entrepreneurial enterprise.

At a start-up business, founding entrepreneurs often function as the company’s salesperson even if they’re not a natural-born seller. The good news is that once these activities are defined, they can be monitored, measured, and improved to increase performance.

To get your business on the way to success, break down the sales process into three components and answer all the questions in each!

Lead Generation:

  • How are you generating leads?
  • Where are you getting customers?
  • What percentage of leads are converted into prospects?
  • Are you asking for referrals?

When you audit your sales path, you will learn where most of your customers come from and can then reposition your investments to fit the appropriate channels. Additionally, you may be missing out on sales opportunities by not asking customers and partners for a referral.

Lead Management:

  • Do you have a process for organizing leads?
  • How fast are you following up on leads?
  • How do you handle the follow-up process?

Try to set aside a specific time each day or week to follow up on leads. A detailed plan is the best way to move forward with organization.

Lead Conversion:

  • Do you categorize prospects?
  • How do you determine if the prospect is qualified?
  • What percentage of qualified prospects convert to clients?

If you waste time on a prospect who has no intention of purchasing, that is time missed on a prospect who does want to purchase. Knowing where to focus your prospect communication is a learned sales skill.

The more consistent and streamlined the sales process, the greater the potential for overall company success. Contact Mike Stromsoe’s Unstoppable Profit Producer Program make your business thrive, work less, and enjoy life! Attend “Leave No Regrets” boot camp in San Diego, CA for a complete package of business tips and tricks.

8 Unprofessional Work Habits to Stop Today

Keep your business habits professional.

Unprofessional habits are seen during day-to-day operations by colleagues, superiors, and even clients. While you may not realize that you have some bad habits to break, it’s worth reflecting to notice if you need a refreshed mindset.

Today, evaluate if you have any of these habits and find ways to move them out of your work routine.

  • Complaining: Even in the most perfect conditions, there are those pessimistic people who find fault in everything. While it’s fine to share feelings, excessive complaining can quickly become annoying.
  • Flirting: Knowing the boundaries is must, especially in the workplace. Flirting, especially with the aim of career advancement, will look sleazy and could even compromise your career.
  • Procrastinating: Not getting work done and interrupting others at work can appear lazy to everyone in the office.
  • Yes-Man: When working as a team, you can’t please everyone. A professional will know when to say no respectfully and suitably.
  • Lateness: A person who is continually late to work will seem to not take work seriously or respectfully.
  • Inappropriate Dress: While modern companies allow a more casual dress code, the quickest way to lose respect is to turn up in pajama-looking clothes.
  • Gossiping: Some people get satisfaction from causing arguments and conflicts with office gossip. This is not appropriate for work.

Be sure to contact Mike Stromsoe’s Unstoppable Profit Producer Program make your business thrive! Also, mark your calendar for the “Leave No Regrets” boot camp in San Diego, California to learn how to work less, make more, and enjoy life!

California’s Updated Paid Sick Leave Law

Your business’s update on the new paid sick leave laws in California.

The California paid sick leave law, named the Healthy Workplace, Healthy Families Act, took effect July 1, 2015. It’s designed to promote a healthy workplace, reduce employee turnover, and increase productivity in the workforce.

Update your business by knowing the ins-and-outs of the new law:

What is it and who is it for?
Any employee who works in California for 30 or more days within a year is entitled to paid sick leave. Employees, including part time and temporary employees, accrue at least one hour of paid leave for every 30 hours worked.

What are employee eligibility requirements for using paid sick leave?
The employee may use accrued paid sick leave beginning the 90th day of employment. They are not required to find a replacement as a condition of using paid sick leave. Sick leave includes the employee’s own or family member’s diagnosis, care or treatment.

If a sick leave or paid time off policy was already in place…?
As long as the employer has a paid leave policy or paid time off policy that meets the law’s leave time requirements, the employer is not required to provide any additional leave.

What are the consequences of noncompliance?
If a company does not comply with the new law they can face Labor Commissioner enforcement measures, including penalty fines.

How can a company enforce compliance?
Display posters on the sick leave policy for your staff, provide written notice to current employees and new hires, show how many hours of sick leave an employee has available on a document or pay stub, and provide the accrued time when requested for the eligible employee.

Keep your company in line with the laws and find out new ways to enjoy life, work less, but boost business. Visit Mike Stromsoe’s Unstoppable Profit Producer Program and attend “Leave No Regrets” boot camp in San Diego, CA for a complete package of ways to improve your business.

Keep Customers Loyal with These 7 Tips

Find and keep new customers happy with care, consistency, and creativity.

Customers are what makes your business successful, thrive, and grow. To obtain a loyal group of clients that will keep coming back for more services, be sure to follow these tips:

  • Maintain High Standards
    Setting standards and expectations are imperative when creating a business reputation. When the employees know what goals they must meet, the company will run much smoother. If the employee fails, or is unaware the necessity to reach these expectations, the customer will notice. Be sure to stay consistent in order to receive steady, repeat customers!
  • Know Your Strengths
    Be sure to communicate to the guest why the company is great, and why they should continue their business with you. There is a fine line between being modest, and bragging, so be sure to know the difference!
  • Get Regular Feedback
    Most successful companies communicate with their guests to ensure that the opinions, experiences (both negative and positive), and expectations are noted and taken into account. Customers love to be heard, and as they are your bread and butter, be sure to listen to them!
  • Gather Data 
    From surveys, polls, and collected statistics, you can note data, track it, and determine if your company is satisfying employee, customer, and potential guests’ needs.
  • Stay Ahead
    Whether you join Facebook or look into getting a smartphone app, be sure to keep up with the latest technology, newest demand, and most effective ways to advertise. Social media is a productive way to promote the business, gather new clients, and communicate with existing customers.
  • Make It Affordable and Valuable
    Running a business means catering to one of the quickest growing consumers: Millennials. For them, you will have to make sure that they feel like they’re getting a lot for the price, while maintaining a substantial profit for your company.

Be sure to contact Mike Stromsoe’s Unstoppable Profit Producer Program to find out the best ways to keep customers, satisfy demands, and make your business thrive! Be sure to attend the “Leave No Regrets” boot camp in San Diego, CA, to learn how to work less, make more, and enjoy life! Boost your business today!

5 Myths About Starting a Business

Get a head start on driving your business to success by not following these myths.

When starting a business, know the myths to focus your energy on building and supporting your company. Due to improper planning, wrong moves, and believing myths, many entrepreneurs are not thriving like they should be.

Myth No. 1: You must know everything about business
Be sure to know that a successful business solves problems. This means that they make mistakes! Knowledge from books along with experience creates the perfect combination to understand the industry.

Myth No. 2: You need to wait until the right time to start
Starting a business is never going to be the right time. Even though many people can advise you to postpone, as long as you have passionate cofounders, the right resources, and are willing to work hard, now is the right time to start!

Myth No. 3: You need a lot of money to get started
It is possible to start a business with little or no capital in many ways. A crowd-funding experience attracts a global audience, as well as potential clients. Sell services instead of products to get started!

Myth No. 4: You need to spend money to make money
Many entrepreneurs have turned their ideas into profitable business without relying on a large marketing budget. You can have a successful marketing campaign by knowing your brand extremely well and talking to the right people!

Myth No. 5: You have to promise nothing but deliver much
To set the bar low right at the start may not be proactive for the business. Instead, give the customers the very best products and services right from the get go. This will keep customers returning once they recognize the quality and overall experience.

Be sure to recognize the myths so that you can lift your business up to it’s potential! At Mike Stromsoe’s Unstoppable Profit Producer Program, we help you produce a wealth creation program that will provide revolutionary results. To learn to rise above the competition and achieve success, join us at the “Leave No Regrets” boot camp in San Diego, CA.

Tried-And-True Training Tips

Setting Your Staff Up For Success

When you are a busy small business owner, it can be tempting to let your new employees hit the ground running. With all of the things you have to worry about in your normal day-to-day operations, you may feel that taking time to formally train your new hire would be the best use of your time. Failing to do so, however, could create a struggle with employee retention. To help business owners build—and keep—their best staff, here are some employee training tips.

  • Hire Smart: The training process is going to be much more effective and go much quicker if you hire people who are self-starters. When you have someone who is driven to learn, training them becomes more of a guidance than hand-holding process, freeing up more of your time even as you pour into your new hire.
  • Tap Your Team: Fortunately, you do not have to be the sole person offering guidance to the newest member of your team. Ask your other employees to get involved. Having your new hire shadow the staff member in the role closest to theirs can be a great way to use everyone’s time and resources, for example.
  • Use Tools: Training can start to feel tedious after a few days of repeatedly saying “Do this.” To get more creative and more effective with your training, utilize online resources and the power of your own position. Positive feedback from you can help encourage productive behaviors in your newest employee.

Contact Mike Stromsoe’s Unstoppable Profit Producer Program for a premier wealth creation program that will help you work less, earn more, and enjoy life! To learn more about how you can become the best leader for your team, make sure you sign up for our “Leave No Regrets” Boot Camp. It will be held in San Diego this November and offer you the tools you need to see the most success this year.

Guidance For The New Entrepreneur

Building Your First Business? Use This Resource

When you become a business owner for the first time, you feel a lot of things. Accomplishment. Excitement. Fear. Anticipation. These are all normal sentiments, but harnessing the positive and ditching the negative will be a key to helping you be the best leader you can be for your new venture. To help you and your business grow, we would like to offer these suggestions for the first-time business owner.

  • Stay The Course: People love entrepreneurs. When your friends, family, and acquaintances hear you are starting a business, you will likely find you get pitched a lot of new business ideas. Some of them will likely seem enticing, but in order to help your main business flourish you need to focus on it. Allow yourself the freedom to say no so you can keep your attention on doing one thing well, rather than a dozen things poorly.
  • Get A Speech: While everyone likes an entrepreneur, nobody loves a rambler. Learn how to explain your business well in 30 seconds or less, and you will find you are more effective with potential investors and partners.
  • Stay Streamlined: As the money starts to come in, it can be tempting to live the high life. Instead, keep your expenses as minimal as possible and bolster your company’s savings to allow for future growth, not fleeting gratification today.

Do not worry that you need to figure out success all on your own. For expert guidance on the right path, contact Mike Stromsoe’s Unstoppable Profit Producer Program. This is a premier wealth creation program that will help you work less, earn more, and enjoy life! To take your training to the next level, sign up for our “Leave No Regrets” Boot Camp. This November event will be held in San Diego and is geared towards helping business owners realize the most success in every area of their lives.

The Three P’s Of Profound Business Success

People, Processes, And Promotion: The Keys To Success

Business owners know that they need to work to make their business a success, but may be unsure exactly where to focus their energy. To give you clarity about which areas deserve the most attention, consider the three P’s: people, processes, and promotion. Concentrating on these three areas will help you see the most growth and success from your company this year.

  • People: People should always come first. Never stop paying attention to the people on your team, acting when their successes can be celebrated and noting where they can be encouraged to grow. The first person on whom you focus should be yourself. Work hard to become the best leader you can be. Then, slowly and thoughtfully build your ideal team.
  • Processes: You should never stop refining the systems that you use in your business. As the world changes, better processes will become available and if you do not capitalize on them, you are missing out. Also, welcome feedback from your team so you can get insight into which processes need the most work from the people who are in the trenches each day.
  • Promotion: It is important that this step comes last. Once you have a built a steady, stable, successful team and honed in on as close to perfect processes as you can currently get, start publicizing the work you are doing. Tirelessly promote your business, clearly verbalizing what you offer, why people should act immediately, and always include a call to action.

Contact Mike Stromsoe’s Unstoppable Profit Producer Program for a premier wealth creation program that will help you work less, earn more, and enjoy life! Mark your calendar to be a part of our “Leave No Regrets” Boot Camp in San Diego this November to maximize and capitalize on your potential and the potential of your business.

Engaging Your Customer For More Meaningful Communication

Use This Guide To Connect With Your Clients

In our fast-paced world, many people do not regularly connect with the businesses that serve them. This is fine, until it comes time for them to renew their service or purchase a new product. If business owners have not implemented ways for your team to build customer relationships, they could lose that client. To help your business improve communication with customers to see more success, implement these tips.

  • Be Proactive, Not Reactive: If you only ever talk with your customers when they have a question or a complaint, you are missing out on fostering conversations that help them build trust and loyalty to your brand. Encourage your team to stay in regular communication with your customers, offering guidance and help.
  • Stay Current: Utilize the means of communication that your clients actually use. Studies show that the average text message is opened within seven minutes of receipt, so consider utilizing SMS to reach your customers. Just ensure that you choose an option that will be free to the end user.
  • Get Creative: Do not just send out run-of-the-mill, copy and paste industry templates to your clients. Think about what you would want from your communication with the businesses that serve you. Send interesting, engaging communications that brand your company as friendly and forward thinking.
  • Know Your Clients: When you send digital communications, you have the ability to track which are being best received. Utilize the resources available to you to ensure that your outreach is actually making an impact on your client base.

Contact Mike Stromsoe’s Unstoppable Profit Producer Program for a premier wealth creation program that will help you work less, earn more, and enjoy life! To learn more, join us at our upcoming “Leave No Regrets” Boot Camp in San Diego.