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Effective Risk Management For Online Business Success

Effective Risk Management For Online Business Success

To be an effective entrepreneur online you must be aware that there are both risks and rewards.

The purpose of this blog post today is to make you aware of some the risks so that you can minimize them, use them to your advantage, and reap the rewards from your efforts.

Use These Strategies To Your Advantage Online

Area #1: Clients and Customers

Having the right knowledge of what type of customers and clients you want to do business with is foundational if you’re going to manage your risk and maximize your rewards online.

For best results be aware that:

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David Abrams on The Top Podcast: Understanding SaaS Business Leverage

David Abrams on The Top Podcast: Understanding SaaS Business Leverage

In episode 105 of The Top, Nathan Latka interviewed David Abrams, the founder of Systemize.ly. They discussed how David has used a smart professional offering to drive cash flow, and then used that cash to invest in building a cutting edge software platform. Nathan dove into the numbers and explored how much revenue Systemizely is generating and what it’s costing David to invest in Demio.

And of course, we also got to hear David’s answers to “The Famous Five!” Check out his answers.

1.Favorite Business Book: The Millionaire Fastlane
2.Is there a CEO that you’re following or studying right now? Jason Lemkin Saastr
3.Favorite online tool: Slack and Trello as one tool
4.Do you get 8 hours of sleep each night? Yes 7.5 – 8.
5.If you wish your 20-year old self knew one thing, what would it be?
There is no secret formula to being an entrepreneur. You just have to jump in and risk it, do it. Stay focused on your goals.

Go ahead and listen to the episode for yourself. (It only takes ~15 minutes!)
Then read on to hear me break down the most important takeaway from the show.

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Fitness Brand Uses Targeted Automation To Explode Their Profits (Case Study)

Fitness Brand Uses Targeted Automation To Explode Their Profits (Case Study)

Are you looking to explode your profits by systemizing your business?

If you said “yes” then today’s blog post is for you because it highlights the exact process that rising fitness brand TRX used to increase their customer base utilizing a simple yet effective automation technique that you can model immediately in your business.

Don’t just take my word for it though, continue reading the entire blog post to discover exactly how TRX’s targeted automation secret can explode your business too, o.k.?

So What Is Targeted Automation And What Does It Mean To Your Business Anyway?

Targeted automation is a deliberate purpose-driven strategy that successful entrepreneurs use to systemize various aspects of their business by taking multi-step approaches and integrating them into modern technology so that human intervention is reduced, and productivity is increased.

If you’re the type of entrepreneur who wants to increase their productivity, and processes while eliminating man power, then it’s highly recommended that you integrate targeted automation processes into your  business whenever possible.

Here’s How TRX Uses Targeted Automation To Give Their Business The Winning Edge

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Beware Of These Deadly Scaling Mistakes

Beware Of These Deadly Scaling Mistakes


If you’ve ever thought about scaling your business, then the details that you’re about to receive in today’s blog post may be some of the most important details that I’ve ever shared with you…

Why? Because you’re going to discover some of the deadliest mistakes that hard-working, motivated entrepreneurial visionaries just like yourself have the propensity to make if they lack the right foundation knowledge when it comes to scaling.

With that being said, let’s get you equipped for massive scaling success by exposing these deadly scaling mistakes!

Avoid These Deadly Scaling Mistakes By Any Means Necessary

If you’re looking to scale your business, please be advised to take this information very seriously.

If you’re currently making any of these mistakes right now, remember that it’s never to late to regroup.

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How Do Pickles Teach How to Build Systems in your Business ?

How Do Pickles Teach How to Build Systems in your Business ?

As I write this blog post, I am shaking my head thinking about how many times I have failed to do the very things I list here about building systems in your business.

I can think of how many times I have taught others exactly how to do this, but how many times I have neglected my own business systems of autonomy and automation.

Building systems is about creating a scalable and sustainable business model that can be built around your knowledge and practices, without you needing to run it every day.

When I think about systems, I think about places that have perfected them. McDonalds, for instance. They have the art of systems down pat. They could bring in a new team the next day and have their operations run smoothly. Their systems are so specific, that they even systematized the number of pickles on EACH burger, knowing that increasing 1 pickle per burger would be millions of dollars more in cost.

McDonalds could have their entire staff call out sick, have quick turnover, and still have operations run smoothly.

Systems are about making sure you are protected from the daily on-goings of life and business.

The truth is – Staff will get sick, you need time with family, and if you build your business around YOU and un-systematized work, you will never have the ability to scale and grow.

So, you’re stuck wondering How to build systems in your business?

Well, you need to start thinking about how easy it would be if you brought on 50, 100, 1000 more customers tomorrow. Could you handle it? Do you have systems in place?

If your team up and quit, could you easily bring on a new team to get things moving again within the week?

The Quickest and Best ways to build a system:

– Set up a review session at the end of each day and one at the end of each week. List out the tasks you did that day and the tasks you did 2-5 times that week. (For information on Daily Tasks check out this recent blog post)

– List out the details of what you do while doing the task. Do it step by step with each action you take.

– Organize the steps by priority. Which tasks do you do daily, which takes weekly, which tasks bi-weekly, which tasks monthly?

– Open Trello.com and turn those checklists into “boards” with each to-do a step.

– Organize a checklist that you need to see in each step to make sure things are going correctly. This is an important step to one day have a manager check in so you can step away from the business. It also helps your team keep accountability on their own.

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The next step is to look at what you have listed and see what CAN be done in an automated system.

Scheduling appointments? Great, use an automated schedule calendar like: TimeTrade.com

Sending reminder emails? Great, use an auto-responder to send out reminder emails (also part of TimeTrade.com)

Sending birthday emails to clients? Use a Merge Field to automate this in your CRM.

Looking for related blog topics to write about? Use Google Trends to automate a daily email to you with your top related topics.

Not everything can be automated, but it can be systematized.

The more you can remove yourself from working inside your business, the more you can build a stronger and more scalable business.

Ok, so now I am off to systematize myself!