Dave Ramsey's Entreleadership


Dave Ramsey's Entreleadership

Used with permission from daveramsey.com To learn more about business, team building and leadership, download Dave Ramsey's EntreLeadership podcasts, which include lessons from Dave plus interviews with key business leaders from across the nation.




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Reports that can save your company

July 26, 2017 by Dave Ramsey's Entreleadership
Cash flow issues are one of the big reasons small businesses fail. And these types of problems are directly related to an owner not staying on top of the numbers and having poor accounting practices. The good news is you don’t need a crystal ball to forecast what lies ahead for your company. By learning how to read a few financial reports, you’ll know where your company is headed. Don’t worry — you don’t have to be a rocket scientist to understand them. Once you learn the basics, you’ll only need a few hours a month to get a handle on things. With that in mind, here are six financial reports you need to check every single mont... [read more]
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Business can be taxing

July 12, 2017 by Dave Ramsey's Entreleadership

Entrepreneurs are a special breed of people. We know how to grow ideas and businesses, land clients, and crank out product. That’s the fun part. Managing the company’s finances? Well, that is often the not-so-fun part. I mean, who wants to balance spreadsheets, fill out quarterly tax forms, and file annual returns when there are customers to serve?

You can’t dodge your financial responsibilities and expect to be successful. Tax Day is just a few weeks away, so read on for a few reminders and a little solid advice from a guy who has been in the business trenches as long asread more]

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Take control of your day

June 28, 2017 by Dave Ramsey's Entreleadership
“Time is the scarcest resource, and unless it is managed, nothing else can be managed.” Management expert Peter Drucker said this, and I agree. If you’re like most entrepreneurs, you probably feel there are rarely enough hours in a day – no matter how hard you work – to get things done. Being distracted doesn’t necessarily mean you’re spending hours watching cat videos or keeping up with friends on Facebook. There are other forces out there that can secretly keep you from being productive. In fact, many of them are work-related: Email Choose two times during the day to read and reply to email... [read more]
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Being a leader within your community

June 14, 2017 by Dave Ramsey's Entreleadership
Leadership means doing a lot more than making hiring decisions, signing paychecks, and taking care of your team and your company. True leaders motivate others to take action. When you think of leaders in your community, who comes to mind? Public officials? Civic group presidents? Pastors? These are fine choices, but many entrepreneurs don’t realize how their business acumen and leadership skills in the corporate world can be used to enhance the communities in which they live. If you don’t already consider yourself a leader with the community, then think about this: You have the potential to be one. If you’ve ever wanted to be more ... [read more]
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4 Ways to Protect Your Company’s Good Name

September 22, 2014 by Dave Ramsey's Entreleadership
As a small business owner, one of your greatest assets is your reputation. It’s the best way to gain new customers and keep your regulars coming back.unnamed-16 But in today’s social media world where every 12-year-old is a critic, is it still possible to protect your good name, especially online? And what if a complaint or concern is legitimate? To find out, we spoke with Beth Tallent, vice president of public relations for Dave’s company. Here’s her advice for handling online issues, as well as what to do when there’s truly a problem. Do Your Best Social media provides incredible opportunities to promote your business. But unf... [read more]
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How to Hire a Rock-Star Sales Team

September 15, 2014 by Dave Ramsey's Entreleadership
I have a confession to make. I truly love my job. Helping small business owners is my passion, and I can’t wait to get to work each morning. And I know I’m not the only one who feels this way. As an entrepreneur, you’re probably just as fired up about what you do.unnamed-15 The problem comes when you try to instill that passion into your team, especially your salespeople. Because if anyone needs to bring it day after day, it’s the sales team—or else no one has a job. There are lots of actions you can take, like offering great incentives and compensation packages, an awesome place to work and plenty of motivation. But no matter wh... [read more]
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Celebrating the Season with Dave Ramsey’s EntreLeadership

December 22, 2013 by Dave Ramsey's Entreleadership
EntreLeader Christine Fischer, president of C&A, Inc. in Owasso, Oklahoma, is a huge fan of Christmas. She loves all that decking the halls, goodwill toward men and holiday cheer. But it also happens to be the busiest time of year for her lab, which offers a specialized testing service for the oil industry. So in December, when a lot of small business owners can relax a unnamed-2bit, Christine and her team are slammed. But despite all of that hard work and additional stress, her team is full of s... [read more]
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How to Hire a Rock-Star Assistant

December 6, 2013 by Dave Ramsey's Entreleadership
Jack Galloway freely admits it. When the Executive Vice President of Dave's Business to Business Division first started more than a dozen years ago, he was pretty green—especially when it came to finding the perfect unnamedadministrative assistant. But through the years, he's learned a lot of valuable lessons. And today, Jack has the reputation of screening assistants harder than any other people on his team. "It's so important," he says. "Not having the right person is frustrating, complicated and painful, but a great one is incredibly valuable." So how do you avoid hirin... [read more]
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Entreleadership: Are You Suffering From Small-Business Burnout?

November 1, 2013 by Dave Ramsey's Entreleadership
Take the Test ai_entre_burnoutWith all the responsibilities and demands a small-business owner faces each day, a bit of stress is just a natural part of the job. And that’s not always a bad thing. It can fire you up and keep you going. But what happens when stress becomes a major part of your day? It can lead to job burnout—an extreme level of stress that causes physical, mental or emotional exhaustion, according to the Mayo Clinic. So how do you know if you are heading toward burnout? Here’s a test to help you find out. If you answer yes to any of th... [read more]
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Busting the Myths of Leadership

October 4, 2013 by Dave Ramsey's Entreleadership
The great statesman Benjamin Franklin once said, "When you are finished changing, you're finished." And even though it's been 200-plus years since he uttered those famous words, they still hold true—especially in today's business world. ai_entre_ben_franklin Long-standing ideas about how to lead a team are no longer viable. Nowadays, workers won't stick around for a bad boss, no matter how much they're paid. They want to be motivated and inspired. So how can you ensure you're an awesome leader—one others will follow? Start by avoiding these common, long-held leadership beliefs. 1. The Myth: They're inspired by their paycheck. As th... [read more]