Managing Your Thriving Business For SuccessTable of Contents

 

 

 

 

  • ABOUT THE AUTHORS
    • YVONNE WELD 
    • SALLY KUHLMAN 
  • ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS 
  • INTRODUCTION 
  • CHAPTER 1 - TIME MANAGEMENT 
    • KEY #1 – CREATE A SCHEDULE AND FOLLOW IT 
      • Importance Of Planning And Scheduling 
      • How To Create A Schedule 
    • KEY #2 – LEARN TO UTILIZE TASK LISTS EFFECTIVELY 
    • KEY #3 – IDENTIFY THE PITFALLS TO SUCCESS AND AVOID THEM 
      • Pitfall #1 – Getting Stuck In The Planning Stage 
      • Pitfall #2 - Procrastination 
      • Pitfall #3 - Distractions 
      • Pitfall #4 - Clutter 
      • Pitfall #5 – Too Much “Free Milk” 
      • Pitfall #6 – Post-It Notes Overload 
    • KEY #4 – GET YOURSELF AND YOUR SURROUNDINGS ORGANIZED 
      • Office Organization 
      • Computer Management 
    • KEY #5 – GET PROFESSIONAL HELP IF YOU NEED IT 
  • CHAPTER 2 - GOALS 15
    • THE LAW OF ATTRACTION, POSITIVE THINKING, AFFIRMATIONS 15
    • HOW TO SET GOALS 
      • Start Your Goals Anytime 
      • Keep It Positive 
      • Have A Timeline For Success 
      • Keep Them Realistic 
      • Keep Them Accessible 
    • A GOALS EXERCISE 
    • MAINTAINING GOALS 
    • TWO TYPES OF GOALS 
      • “Movers Goals” 
      • “Shakers Goals” 
  • CHAPTER 3 - SETTING BOUNDARIES AND STICKING TO THEM 
    • FINDING THE WORK/HOME BALANCE – SETTING “YOU” TIME 
    • FIGURE OUT WHAT YOUR BOUNDARIES AND LIMITS ARE 
    • SCHEDULE IMPORTANT THINGS FIRST 
    • SETTING LIMITS WITH YOUR CLIENTS, EMPLOYEES, FAMILY, ETC. 
    • SOME BOUNDARY AREAS TO CONSIDER 
      • Business Boundaries 
      • Personal Boundaries 
  • CHAPTER 4 - IMPORTANCE OF BUSINESS PLANNING 
    • DAILY PLANNING 
      • Steps To A Successful Plan 
      • Weekly Planning 
    • SALLY’S PLAN - THE FRANKLIN COVEY METHOD 
    • LONG TERM PLANNING - PLAN TO BE SUCCESSFUL 
      • Think Like A Successful Entrepreneur 
      • Talking Like A Successful Entrepreneur 
      • Act Like A Successful Entrepreneur 
    • THE 5 D’S OF A SUCCESSFUL BUSINESS PLAN 
      • Desire 
      • Drive 
      • Determination 
      • Discipline 
      • Decision Making 
    • PROCRASTINATION – AVOIDANCE IS CRUCIAL 
      • Delegate 
      • Reward Yourself 
      • Breaking It Down 
      • An Accountability Buddy 
      • Take A Break 
    • THE COST OF PROCRASTINATION 
      • Stress 
      • Guilt 
      • Lowered Productivity 
      • Establishment Of A Problem 
      • Disappointment Of Others 
    • CAN PROCRASTINATION EVER BE GOOD? 
  • CHAPTER 5 - IMPORTANCE OF RETURN ON INVESTMENT (ROI) 
    • RETURN ON INVESTMENT EXPLAINED 
    • MARKETING STRATEGIES THAT RESULT IN HIGH ROI 
    • FINDING WHAT WORKS 
      • Scenario #1 – Low Cost – High Return 
      • Scenario #2 - High Cost - High Return 
    • DON’T CUT CORNERS 
    • TYPES OF RETURN ON INVESTMENT 
      • Direct Cost 
      • Time Factored 
      • Hidden ROI 
    • FACTORS THAT AFFECT RETURN ON INVESTMENT 
      • Too Many “Pots In The Fire” 
      • The Time Factor 
      • Familiarity 
      • Missed Opportunity 
      • Choosing The Wrong Strategy 
      • Being “Beat” At Your Own Game 
      • Target Market Boredom 
      • Overdoing It 
      • Timing 
      • Societal Factors 
      • Forgetting To Ask For The Sale 
    • PERSONAL ROI FOR SMALL BUSINESS 
  • CHAPTER 6 - DON’T GO IT ALONE 
    • REALIZING YOU DON’T HAVE TO GO IT ALONE 
    • CREATING A WINNING TEAM 
    • PUTTING THE TEAM TOGETHER 
    • EMPLOYEES VS. SUBCONTRACTORS 
      • Employees 
      • Subcontractors 
  • CHAPTER 7 - STRESS MANAGEMENT 
    • STRESS DEFINED 
    • SMALL BUSINESS STRESS 
    • CAN WE AVOID STRESS? 
    • BAD STRESS vs. GOOD STRESS 
    • STEPS TO DEALING WITH STRESS 
      • Identify The Cause Of Stress 
      • Utilize A Stress Management Tool 
      • Make A Plan To Reduce Stress 
      • Learn To Forgive Yourself 
      • Recharge Your Batteries 
      • Reward Yourself 
  • SUMMARY 
  • SUCCESS IS IMPORTANT 
  • INSPIRATION 
  • BE GRATEFUL