Business Tips

Five Assumptions That Are Costing Your Business Big Time

By Kelli-Rae Tamaki / January 17, 2020

As business owners, we tend to have a LOT of numbers to look at. The number of leads coming in, the percentage of leads that convert, pricing, supply costs, tax, payroll, etc. The list goes on and on. The problems start when you make assumptions that you know certain numbers are “fine” or “good.” Usually,…

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My Mistakes in 2019 and Avoiding Negative Self-Talk

By Kelli-Rae Tamaki / January 12, 2020

I’m normally quite disappointed in myself when I make mistakes, but this time I’m being kind and patient with myself and working on eliminating any negative self-talk. Here’s why. The biggest lesson I learned in 2019 was that being hard on myself does not move me towards my big goals and dreams. Being tough on…

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Talk to your former clients to learn from them and improve your business

How Big is Your Opportunity With Lost Customers?

By Kelli-Rae Tamaki / December 21, 2019

Many business owners come to me with the problem of lost customers, but they don’t often realize this problem also comes with a huge opportunity! Sell More to Existing Customers The problem they come to me with is a lack of sales. Now remembering that the easiest way to increase sales is to sell more…

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Study your competition to truly differentiate yourself from them

How Can You TRULY Differentiate Yourself From Your Competitors?

By Kelli-Rae Tamaki / December 15, 2019

Hi, you amazing business owner you! Do you truly differentiate yourself from your competitors? I’ve been asked this question so many times since our podcast/vodcast, I thought I’d do an email for everyone, and of course, share a couple of free resources with you to start the week. Question: How can you truly differentiate yourself…

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Frustrated trying to find where your money is? Try these tips

Four Places Money Is Hiding In Your Business

By Kelli-Rae Tamaki / December 9, 2019

Do you ever wonder why you seem to be busy and doing good business, but the money doesn’t seem to be in your bank account? Sometimes the fact is that money is hiding in your business. Here are four places money may be hiding, and how to get it: Accounts Receivable Someone should be responsible…

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Talking to a business coach can result in huge gains

It’s All About Accountability

By Kelli-Rae Tamaki / November 25, 2019

Think about the things in your life that you always show up for. Why do you always show up for those things? It’s all about accountability. Someone or something is holding you accountable. That’s why you show up. That’s why you do the thing. That’s why you follow through. Your Accountability Coach Recently I’ve noticed…

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I don't believe in "fake it 'til you make it."

Don’t Fake It Until You Make It; Convince Yourself With Facts

By Kelli-Rae Tamaki / November 19, 2019

“Fake It Til You Make It” – No Thanks Has anyone ever told you to “fake it until you make it?” How did that work out for you? It has never worked out for me, so I choose to subscribe to a different saying: Convince yourself with facts. Here’s a video with an interesting perspective on…

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Focus on the things that matter

Focus On The Things That Matter

By Kelli-Rae Tamaki / November 15, 2019

Do You Focus On the Negative? Do you ever feel caught up in thinking about something frustrating or negative? Do you ever worry about what other people say about you? Especially when it’s unkind? I bet that makes you feel frustrated and negative! I know I feel that way when I’m focusing on the wrong…

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Protecting your people also protects your profits

Guest Blog: Effective Workers Compensation Claims Management Is Critical to Your Company’s Success

By Jim Flannery / November 6, 2019

By Jim Flannery, owner of Flannery Safety Consulting When it comes to being a business owner, you always want to be doing right by your staff. Part of that is making sure you do a good job at Workers Compensation Board claims management. Here in the province of Alberta, a company’s basic WCB premium rate…

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You have to change to get better results

Get Better Results in Your Business

By Kelli-Rae Tamaki / October 23, 2019

I know that there are way too many books, videos, blogs, courses and posts about leadership to count. But I’ve found through my own experience—owning, running and coaching businesses—that only one characteristic is the most important if you want to get better results. Without this characteristic, none of the others matter. And, with this characteristic,…

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Good company culture starts at the top

Create a Better Company Culture and Business

By Kelli-Rae Tamaki / October 18, 2019

Company culture is a big key to success in business. I have personally seen businesses succeeding beyond all likely parameters solely because of their great cultures. I have also seen incredibly talented teams doing a terrible job at turning a profit because of their negative culture. There is no question: culture is extremely important in…

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So many numbers, so little time. Which numbers should you be looking at in your business?

By Kelli-Rae Tamaki / October 3, 2019

As a business owner, I know you sometimes feel bombarded with people, numbers, circumstances, or challenges. It can be difficult to know where to look, and what to prioritize… but it doesn’t have to be! As a business owner, coach, consultant and lifetime-student of business, I have experienced the same overwhelmedness. People, circumstances, and reports…

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