It's possible. And it's easier than you think.
If you're like most entrepreneurs, you started your business so you could be your own boss, make the money you deserve, and live life on your own terms. In reality, you're bogged down in the daily grind, constantly putting out fires, answering an endless stream of questions, and continually hunting for cash.
Now, Mike Michalowicz, the author of Profit First and other small-business bestsellers, offers a straightforward step-by-step path out of this dilemma. In Clockwork, he draws on more than six years of research and real life examples to explain his simple approach to making your business ultra-efficient.
Among other powerful strategies, you will discover how to:
• Make your employees act like owners: Free yourself from micromanaging by using a simple technique to empower your people to make smart decisions without you.
• Pinpoint your business's most important function: Unleash incredible efficiency by identifying and focusing everyone on the one function that is most crucial to your business.
• Know what to fix next: Most entrepreneurs try to fix every inefficiency at once and end up fixing nothing. Use the "weakest link in the chain" method to find the one fix that will add the most value now.
Whether you have a staff of one, one hundred, or somewhere in between, whether you're a new entrepreneur or have been overworked and overstressed for years, Clockwork is your path to finally making your business work for you.
|Publisher:||Penguin Publishing Group|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)|
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Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Why Your Business is (STILL) Stuck 1
Chapter 2 Step One: Analyze Your Company's Time 20
Chapter 3 Step Two: Declare Your Company's Queen Bee Role 56
Chapter 4 Step Three: Protect And Serve The QBR 71
Chapter 5 Step Four: Capture Systems 101
Chapter 6 Step Five: Balance The Team 121
Chapter 7 Step Six: Know Who You're Serving 152
Chapter 8 Step Seven: Keep An Eye On Your Business 170
Chapter 9 Pushback (And What To Do About It) 204
Chapter 10 The Four-Week Vacation 217
Glossary of Key Terms 243
Author's Note 246