TAB’s Business Diagnostic

Is everyone in your business on the same page? Is your business on track with the industry at large? TAB’s Business Builder’s Blueprint™️ Business Diagnostic is an online MRI for your business, designed to address ten key areas of performance that affect practically every business.

Based on a study of thousands of companies in dozens of industries, and the similarities of the challenges they faced, TAB’s Business Diagnostic helps you assess your business, identify gaps and focus on your priorities to boost the performance of your company.

Follow TAB’s Business Diagnostic with TAB’s Business Builder’s Blueprint plan to achieve your business and personal vision. Take advantage of the only business assessment tool you’ll ever need.

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Business Builder’s Blueprint™

More money, more time for you or with family, more freedom – do you remember why you started your own business? Chances are you aspired to achieve your dreams – rather than simply accomplish tasks – and TAB’s Business Builder’s Blueprint™ tool is about doing exactly that.

A proven strategic business planning process focused on forming the business owner’s vision of leading a successful business while also living a rich fulfilling life, the Business Builder’s Blueprint™ will help you demystify the strategic planning process with a clear picture of how to achieve your strategic direction and vision.

Find more enjoyment in your business and experience more happiness in your personal life. There’s no better way to formulate a plan for success.

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Pulse Survey

Small Business Trends

TAB’s Business Pulse Surveys Identify Small Business Trends

The modern business environment changes quickly, and as a business owner you need to be able to stay on top of shifting small business trends. That is why we conduct our Business Pulse Survey every quarter to identify and report key small business trends.

This information is critical to you because it allows you to benchmark your business metrics against the emerging small business trends. The Business Pulse Surveys will also help you see new opportunities that may be emerging, allowing you to drive innovation, growth and overall business success.

Place your finger on the pulse of today’s emerging small business trends. Click on any of the icons below to see the complete reports of our recent surveys.

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Tips from the Top®

Tips from the Top®: Small Business Tips From Business Owners For Business Owners

Articles

The Way It’s Always Been Done

I have been doing things the way my predecessor did them, and as a result every outcome mirrors what he would have done…

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The Double Benefits of Delegation

I am able to work from anywhere; my car, a coffee shop, any of my business locations or from a different continent…

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Quick Tips

Accountability Works!

My board has been working on helping our employees follow up on assignments. Rather than merely explaining what we expect, we have taken it a step farther to require staff to agree to expectations.

We have employees sign job descriptions and email acceptance of report deadlines and other assignments. We are finding that this not only holds them accountable, but in turn we are also increasing our accountability to each other. This solution works beyond what we could have expected!

By : Janine Bugno, Advanced Vision Technologies
http://www.avtlens.net/

From Conference Room to Couch

While I host team meetings every week, they were devolving into me talking and the employees barely listening; there was no real involvement or interaction. My coach suggested I move the location of the meetings from the 'bull pen' to the sofa where it's relaxed and folks could put up their feet on the table.

I saw an immediate impact! Putting my employees in another environment—away from their desks, with us all sitting around the sofa or floor with a box of donuts—gave them a sense of ease. They started giving me the kind of feedback that was useful and they heard from each other's perspectives, adding a new level of understanding about how they all contribute to each other's daily success.

By : Josh Glas, PhiGem Parts

Show Your Staff You’re In for the Long Haul

Some companies like to do profit sharing. Typically, the company needs to meet or exceed a certain financial goal and then a percentage is shared with employees.

Instead of profit sharing, you could consider doing a match for your staff’s 401(k) or contributing in some other way to their retirement plan. This is an investment in their future and is a pre-tax benefit you can give them today. If you do the math, you will see that contributions to a retirement plan can grow significantly and are beneficial to you and your employees.

Since not all employers offer retirement programs, retirement contributions are a great retention tool so that you can attract and keep high quality people.

By : Jesse Sanders, BrieBug Software, Inc.
http://briebugsoftwaresolutions.com/

Overcome the Hiring Hassle

It’s easy to be overwhelmed by applications for a job opening.

Consider reviewing the job description and defining a questionnaire with 10-15 items. Email the questionnaire to applicants as a prescreening step to sort the wheat from the chaff.

Another board member who implemented this process was shocked by how many candidates failed to respond, and he was able to hone down his applicant list, saving him a lot of time and energy!

By : Kurt Boehni, US Train Products
http://www.ustrainproducts.com/

Consistent Effort is Key

Because you can’t always control your results the important thing is to control your effort. Results may be impacted seasonally, but your consistent input can see you through to the brighter side of each phase.

By : Rick Maher, Effective Human Resources
http://www.effectivehumanresources.com/

White Papers

Resources for Business Advice

TAB’s white paper library contains a variety of resources for business advice.

At TAB, our mission is to help all private business owners achieve their vision of success in both their businesses and in their personal lives. To help us achieve that mission, we produce a variety of quality resources for business advice for business owners around the world to access.

Are you looking for advice on your most pressing issues? From strategic planning and increasing profitability to leadership and work-life balance, our white papers are invaluable resources for business advice, aimed at helping you take your business to the next level. Our white papers are written and vetted by some of the most respected business experts in the field. Every business owner faces similar challenges, but now you have access to resources for business advice available for download at the click of a mouse.

Tap into TAB’s resources for business advice and start running your business more effectively so you can get what you truly want out of life.

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TAB Connect

TAB’s Business Owner Network

TAB Connect is the ultimate business owner network

It’s better to give than receive – and that’s exactly what the TAB Connect business owner network does. TAB members in Atlanta, Tucker and Duluth help each other solve their business challenges by tapping into our global business owner network.

Submit your business challenge or opportunity questions to TAB Connect and receive feedback from a network of thousands of business owners from around the world. Contribute your experience to other members of the community in a very active online “members only” collaboration group, or take advantage of a member hotline complete with multiple community resources and a TAB facilitator.

TAB Connect is the ultimate business owner network designed specifically to help you quickly resolve your business challenges. Connect with TAB and experience global business owner networking and TAB member collaboration at its finest.

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Business Coaching Sessions

TAB Business Coaching works hand-in-hand with Board Meetings

Knowing what you want out of life is only half the battle. The other half is a real opportunity to keep you focused, accountable and on track to achieve it.

TAB Business Coaching provides a trusted advisor you can count on to help you increase business performance, work through business opportunities and challenges, achieve greater success and truly live the personal and professional life you desire. TAB Business Coaching sessions will make you focused with more balance – and what feels like more time in your schedule to sit back and soak up the signs of success.

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TAB Board Meeting

Business Owner Advisory Boards

Inside a TAB Business Owner Advisory Board

TAB’s Business Owner Advisory Board Meetings put the power of collective wisdom, accountability, drive, creativity, and clarity of advice in your hands to align your business vision with your personal vision. Meet with fellow business owners in Atlanta, Tucker and Duluth to share expertise, solve challenges and help each other seize new opportunities. With your TAB Business Owner Advisory Board, you will create an actionable strategic plan and be held accountable to achieving your goals – all under the guidance of a qualified board facilitator. Are you ready for your own business owner advisory board, a sounding board of like-minded, driven and experienced professionals? Get ready to achieve your goals: join a TAB Business Owner Advisory Board.

Here’s what happens at a typical TAB Board Meeting:

  1. We greet each other like the comrades we are on both a personal and professional level.
  2. We learn something new about a particular business subject or trend.
  3. One by one we move around the table with each member sharing a particular issue or situation on which he or she wants to gain perspective. Each board member asks questions to clarify and then offers salient and practical advice on how they would handle the issue wearing your shoes.
  4. We list the goals we have for the next 30 days, quarter and year and hold each other to them, questioning why we have not met the goal and how the board can help.
  5. We set the agenda for the next board meeting.

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