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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!

The Disciplines of Successful Marketing Leaders

The Disciplines of Successful Marketing Leaders

Great marketing leaders all share common qualities that help them thrive in the marketing business. 

We all have 24 hours in the day.  It’s how you use these hours that determines your success. Marketing leaders, too, have 24 hours and use their hours wisely to increase their marketing and put their brand above the rest. By emulating some of the disciplines of these marketing leaders, you will be able to improve productivity, earning, and put your business in front of your competitors

  1. Relevant News Feeds
    Marketing executives must be quick and prepare to modify their strategy and approach in a moment’s notice. One of the daily disciplines that all marketing leaders must enjoy (or be very good at) is pursuing an organized and relevant new feed. The top brands are always commenting about issues that impact their industry immediately.
  2. Email Organization
    This might seem obvious, but you’d surprised how many marketers don’t have their email organized. Creating folders relevant to email subject is incredibly important, so you know exactly where to focus your attention, and reply in a timely manner.
  3. Daily Learning
    Life never stops and continues to evolve. This is also true of the marketing world. It’s not unheard of for marketing techniques to change one day to the next. New algorithms, legal policy and legislation, and the introduction of new technology and software all make this field one that requires constant learning.
  4. Schedule Some Downtime 
    Even the best marketers know they need a break every once in a while. Scheduling in some time where you can wind down and relax is important not only for your sanity but to give your brain a proper recharge. It’s when you’re not thinking about the problem that solutions come to you.

Contact Mike Stromsoe’s Unstoppable Profit Producer Program for tips and help on how you can generate new income for your business.

How to Use a 21st Century SWOT Analysis

How to Use a 21st Century SWOT Analysis

A SWOT analysis can help your business determine your strengths and weaknesses to help it grow. 

It’s important to recognize where your business stands in brand effectiveness. It’s essential for continuing growth of your company, and to know what’s working for you, your team, and your business. What are you doing to enhance your brand and what are you doing that is reducing it? A SWOT (strength, weakness, opportunity, and threat) analysis works as a frame to understand all of these factors which affect your business. Learn how you can use a 21st century SWOT analysis to help your business eliminate the things that are impacting it negatively and have it grow.

STRENGTH: How can you move your brand forward and onto the next level? If you are consistently making your brand known by coming up with more advanced techniques, you will always be ahead of your competitors because their brand will become obsolete as well. By recognizing your business’s strengths, you can find ways to maximize opportunities that have already been presented.

WEAKNESS: Look at your business objectively. This is the only way you can identify the cracks in your business and is the first step in repairing these cracks. Ask yourself, “What actions can I take to minimize these weaknesses?”

OPPORTUNITY: A little effort here can go a long way. Threats will usually make up more of your time than capitalizing on opportunities. This is why you need a schedule to help you designate specific times to make these opportunities a reality.

THREAT: This is the area that needs your immediate attention. A threat can open and destroy a crack overnight. Reacting slowly will put you back faster than a blink of an eye. Always keep track of outside competitors and opportunities that are being presented to them as well.

Contact Mike Stromsoe’s Unstoppable Profit Producer Program for tips and help on how you can generate new income for your business.

How to Build Your Email Subscription List

How to Build Your Email Subscription List

Your email subscription list is one way that you can reach thousands of people and tell them about your small business. 

Few things are as valuable as a well-stocked email subscription list. Many believe that spam filters have brought an end to email marketing, but the truth is that spam filters and folders only protect people from unwanted emails. Building a list of people that want, or don’t mind, your emails will land your emails in their primary inbox folder and avoid telling people to look in their spam folder. If you want to expand on your marketing efforts, consider taking these hints on how to building your email subscription list.

  1. Offer Sign-Ups From Your Website
    People go on your website for two reasons: 1) On accident; 2) Because they are interested in your services and want to see your content. Assuming the latter: People are interested in your product and service, and want to learn more about it. By giving them the option to sign-up to your newsletter, you make information easily accessible and you know these people want to hear what you have to say.
  2. Offer Free Things
    People love free stuff and will often go out of their way to get it, even if they don’t really need it. Offer things like reams of paper, checklists, calendars, etc. Just make sure that whatever you give is top quality. This is a reflection of your company’s quality and people will get the wrong idea if you send them cheap things.
  3. Offer Discounted Products
    The incentive of a discount on your products is sometimes all people need. Offering a 10 percent for one transaction (with other stipulations) is a good way to attract new subscribers.

Contact Mike Stromsoe’s Unstoppable Profit Producer Program for tips and help on how you can generate new income for your business!

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.

The Right Routine At Work

Boost Your Productivity & Satisfaction With A Solid Workday Schedule

After a fun weekend, it can feel hard to push yourself to get back to work on Monday morning. Fortunately, creating a work routine and sticking to it can make it possible for you to do just that, and to actually enjoy it. Here are a few suggestions for honing in on the perfect workplace routine to make everything from your Monday morning to your Friday afternoon as pleasant and productive as possible.

  • Daily Dos: Creating a daily calendar will only take you a few minutes, but it can help you stay on track all day. Make sure you schedule in your breaks, meal times, and exercise, and you will have a comprehensive picture of how the day should go, helping you stay on track.
  • Organize Your Inbox: Backlogged emails can make getting started on your work feel overwhelming. Take an hour to create folders so that you can prioritize the most important emails, create a space to move those newsletters you might read later, and archive the junk.
  • Start Slow: If you are honest with yourself, you are probably thinking that getting organized and then sticking to your plan sounds great in theory, but unsustainable in practice. To make it easier for you to adjust to a work routine, start slow. Try just making a checklist for the first week. Slowly transition into a detailed schedule. Also, take on your smallest tasks first so you will be able to knock out some items quickly, giving you the feeling of accomplishment you need to move forward.

For more insight into how to find success in your work, contact Mike Stromsoe’s Unstoppable Profit Producer Program. Our premier wealth creation program helps you work less, earn more, and enjoy life! So business owners can have their most fruitful businesses and most balanced lives, we are offering a November “Leave No Regrets” Boot Camp.

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.

Working Wonders For Workplace Satisfaction

A Few Scientifically Proven Ways To Boost Workplace Happiness

Business owners like to think that their companies are wonderful places to work. If, however, you can think back to your days in the trenches, you likely remember a boss or two who was completely unaware of the daily struggles you faced in the workplace. Fortunately, you do not have to be that kind of leader. To increase workplace happiness, ultimately improving employee retention, use these scientifically proven techniques.

  • Stay Involved: Employees who feel they are involved in the workplace work harder and better than those who are disconnected. Offer regular performance evaluations, recognition for successes, benefits packages, and continuing education to make your team feel like they are getting out as much as they are putting in.
  • Consider Flexing: You may be hesitant to offer flex hours because it will offer you less control of the work that gets done outside of standard business hours, but studies show the freedom flex hours offer can actually increase quality of work. Let your employees create their own clock, and you can increase satisfaction and retention.
  • Get Active: If you have sat in one place for an eight hour day, you know that it can feel pretty tedious. Consider adding a ten minute morning break to allow your team to take a walk around the block, offering gym memberships, implementing standing desks, and planning team outings that get you moving to offer your employees more energy throughout the day.

You deserve to be happy in the workplace, too, so contact Mike Stromsoe’s Unstoppable Profit Producer Program. We offer a premier wealth creation program to make it possible for you to work less, earn more, and enjoy life! For additional insight into the path to success, sign up for the “Leave No Regrets” Boot Camp in San Diego this November.

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.