Systems and Automation

What I Learned from My Whole Foods Experience

By Sue Miley / February 26, 2010 / 2 Comments

My daughters and I went to Whole Foods to get dinner last week when they were off for the Mardi Gras holidays.  We were ordering from one of the lines that served hot meals and made sandwiches.  There was a nice older lady ready to help us.  She must have started this job about 5 […]

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Sketchbox: Fun Sticky App for Mac Users

By Sue Miley / February 25, 2010 / 0 Comments

If I haven’t told you yet, I love my new Mac.  My husband (who thinks the bite out of the apple is a sign that Apple is the anti-christ) bought me a Mac Book Pro for Christmas.  Even though he thinks Mac is of the devil, I think he figured “she is going to buy […]

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If Only I Had More Time….

By Sue Miley / February 18, 2010 / 0 Comments

If you look at all of the tasks or action items you do in a day or a week, how many of them individually take over an hour? If you timed them, how many tasks take less than 30 minutes?  I would have argued that most things must take over an hour because every time […]

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Christian Business Myth: Christian Values Do Not Make for a Successful Business

By Sue Miley / January 28, 2010 / 0 Comments

Many Christian businessmen and women say, “I won’t be able to compete in the market place as secular businesses do not have the same constraints.”  I hear this view from clients.  I read about it on the internet.  I have seen it espoused in surveys. How Christian Values Make our Businesses More Competitive Do you […]

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Productivity

Christian Business Owners Can Move From Procrastination to Productivity

By Sue Miley / October 13, 2009 / 2 Comments

I saw the question below regarding procrastination and productivity on Linked In. I think it is a very common situation with small business owners and one I have certainly encountered personally and worked through with my clients. As a business owner, what’s the best way to tackle an overwhelming workload? I have an enormous pile […]

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Five keys to a Rock Solid Business Foundation

By Sue Miley / August 4, 2009 / 3 Comments

Many small business gurus and  trainers will agree that building the foundation for your business is an important first step.  But, many entrepreneurs just start out with an idea and in the entrepreneurial spirit go try it to see if it works.  We don’t set up systems, document procedures – or even necessarily balance the […]

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How to Survive and Thrive in a Recessed Economy

By Sue Miley / February 16, 2009 / 0 Comments

In a difficult economy everything seems so BLACK and WHITE – as small business owners we either survive or don’t. In my experience at Community Coffee, Foodies Kitchen and working with many clients, there is a lot of GREY between thriving in a booming market place and dying in a recessed economy. To survive and thrive in […]

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