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 Positive Effects of Doing Good

Does your workplace participate in philanthropic efforts or align with a cause? It’s been well documented that philanthropic activities help build employee engagement. Plus, the added bonuses of "doing good" as a company are team building, opportunities for positive PR and a way to walk the talk, all the while reinforcing what your company stands for.

Philanthropic activities help build employee engagement by strengthening four key areas…

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Involve Your Team in Setting Goals

Regular team meetings with employees are needed to ensure that everyone is on the same page and to involve them with setting company goals. Here is a suggested agenda to go through during the meeting to help employees see the big picture and feel empowered to achieve the desired goals…

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Quick Tips

Communicate The Why

As a business, communicate WHY you do what you do, the passion and shared belief, versus merely WHAT you do. No one cares what you do, but they will care if they believe what you believe. Find out the "why" (passion) from each employee regarding WHY they want to work for you, and discover if they believe what you believe as an organization. People prefer to work for a cause they believe in, not merely a paycheck. If your employees are only there for the paycheck, perhaps you need more passionate employees.

By : Rick Shone, Wilderness Supply Co.
http://www.wildernesssupply.ca

Teamwork as a Relay Race

To emphasize the importance of everyone’s role along the value chain to our customers, I use the analogy of a relay race. A relay race depends on every team member doing their best and it’s critical to treat the baton with care along the journey, especially when handing it off to the next team member. The most important employee at any time is the one who has direct contact with the customer (i.e., the one carrying the baton). If we drop the baton, then the race is over and everyone on the team loses.

By : James Pool, Texas Design & Build
http://www.texasdesignandbuild.com

Employees Want to Help You Achieve Your Goals

During a recent employee meeting, I shared with the whole company our business goals and illustrated how each member of the team supports the goal. For each employee, I provided specific examples of recent activities and how that person contributed toward meeting the shared company goals. Not only was everyone reminded of the company goals, people gained an appreciation for the role their co-workers play in the organization. Plus, employees gained a sense of how the small actions they take each day can make a big difference.

By : Bill Gibson, Shurail HVAC
http://www.shurailhvac.com

Do Employees See Themselves in the Company Vision?

It’s nice to have the company vision displayed for all to see, but how many employees know what it means? In our business, part of each performance review is a requirement that the employee describe how he or she evidences the company vision in daily work.

By : Adam Vielock, Employer Flexible
http://www.employerflexible.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 Bergen 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 Bergen 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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